Saint George, UT asked in Family Law for Utah

Q: Can I "the boyfriend" be drug tested at my girlfriends custody court date with her ex? We live together but not married

The info is all in the question the only other info , is that I have 2 kids of my own and she has 1 son, if her ex argued that I was a drug abuser would I even have to take a test if I could prove that I've raised my kids on the time I have with them and my ex have arranged with no problems whatsoever and never been arrested for drugs . Because he said to my girl that I am on drugs and he knows it and he will have me tested i just want to know my rights , and if I would have to take one

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Samuel Sorensen
Samuel Sorensen
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • Licensed in Utah

A: It is possible. Since you are around the children regularly (as you live with them), your conduct and character is an issue in the custody determination. You should keep yourself out of trouble and then it won't be a problem, even if they do order a drug test (which would be unlikely unless you have been in trouble recently for drug use). Good luck!

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