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Can I request a drug test as part of a Missouri divorce or custody action?

Yes. If there is a concern that one of the spouses is using drugs, then a drug test can be ordered in a Missouri divorce or custody case. However, there usually must be children involved and the alleged drug use must have some effect on parenting ability. Also, a drug test isn't often that effective unless it is done with little or no advance notice, and a party to the case should not ask for a drug test unless they are certain that it will come back positive. Otherwise, the requesting party's credibility may be damaged.

Mark A. Wortman

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Kansas City family law attorney Mark A. Wortman handles only divorce and family law matters, and practices only in the State of Missouri. Due to this specialty, Mark has handled thousands of Missouri divorce and family cases and has practiced extensi… Read More