I got divorced in February and left for AZ. Over the past 3 months the mother of my child my Ex wife has been showing signs of being back on drugs. I just left feom seeing my daughter for her first birthday and it is clear to me and me ex wifes family she is back to her old ways what can I do
You need to hire family law counsel and file a lawsuit to change the custody arrangement. In the lawsuit you allege that the mother is on drugs and ask the Court to Order a drug test. That is a sure fire way to address both of your concerns. Another way is to call the police and notify them. They may pull her out and test her right away or fairly soon, or they may not, that one is a gamble. Also, calling the police doesn't really address the custody issue either. So, hire counsel and get started on the lawsuit.
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That is such a difficult question of both how to and whether and what are the circumstances giving rise to the suspicion and what is the relationship between you and the X that most lawyers should fear to step in here, and that includes me without a sit down face to face. There are over the counter tools available in a drug store that may give you a lead as to whether, in fact, there has been drug use and that may not require much in the way of cooperation. I doubt you could use the results for much other than to satisfy yourself and decide whether you wish to take the next step which will be much more confrontational...
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