My husband and I were grant PCM over our grand-daughter the whole time we are going to court mom tested positive and the case was to finish in December however they did a mediation mom did not show up for and her attorney had to call her and do everything over the phone. The judge told her if she came back with another positive she could take her rights away. But the mediation ended up happening and yes she still was positive. She gets to see her one a week for 2 hours sometime she comes back so dirty my husband has to take her home and change her before going back to school. She's not paying child support per court order. Father is doing everything he's suppose to so there is no problem there. Her mom and her were trying to find out how to clean her system before drug testing so it wouldn't come up positive we are to get results e-mail to us. She went on Monday haven't heard anything yet. Her mom is an enabler, she suppose to attend AA classes in order to supervise and we are suppose to be able to verifiy that she is going we don't think she is going she's just having someone sign there name. Her excuse is people don't like to talk to other (so wrong my son was in a group)
First, make sure the drug test is taken at a reputable lab. There is typically a reputable lab that is used by most of the family law courts. (In Harris County, most family courts send parties to the National Screening Center in downtown Houston.) If a test was administered in a lab that is not reputable, you may ask the court to have another test performed at the lab typically used by the Court. Another consideration is looking at the threshold used to determine a positive. If you utilize a zero tolerance test, then any drugs (even a trace) in a person's system will be considered to be a positive. (For this reason, you may have 2 separate tests done at the same time in which one yields a positive and one yields a negative if the threshold/criteria to determine a positive is different.) Thirdly, a good hair follicle test is a ten panel test. This test measures a variety of the most common types of drugs. Lastly, the quality of the sample makes a difference. Generally, the longer the hair strand, the further back the test will pick up drugs.
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