My son's father and I split up shortly after his birth. I am now engaged to someone else whom he hates for no valid reason. He is currently having supervised visitation ordered by the court after failing a hair follicle test (cocaine). At the supervised visitation, my fiancé and sons father got into a discrepancy due to my Ex's egotistical ways. He started yelling at my fiancé how he "knows he smokes weed, how much he buys and from who...etc." it was absolutely ridiculous. My question is this...can my fiancé be mandated to take a drug test by the court even though the child custody battle is between the father and myself (mother)?
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Only indirectly. The court can order you not to allow your child around your fiance unless he is willing to do certain things voluntarily. So if he doesn't meet certain standards, the court can order you not to have him around the child and that can impact your visitation, your custody, etc.
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This is done to protect the child. Talk to your attorney, it may be hard to stop, if there already was a positive test.
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The court will take far reaching steps to ensure that the child is in a drug free environment. Furthermore, if the court were to determine that you knowingly allowed someone using drugs to be around your child, DCF might shelter the child because you have not "protected him" sufficiently. Good luck!
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