Well, when you say "stays," does this mean she lives there, or just visits occasionally? The Court will generally only order such "background" checks of people who have significant caretaking responsibilities with the child. Moreover, the Court will not generally order drug testing unless there's an allegation of prior drug use. In any event, you're encouraged to schedule a consultation with a NYC Child Custody lawyer.
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If there is an issue of drug usage, then a request is appropriate. If it is just a desire to know, them it is not appropriate. Consult with a local family law attorney. Custody cases are difficult to handke on a pro se basis.
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