Understanding Legal Testing Requests in Divorce: Can My Ex Demand a Hair Follicle Test?

Understanding Legal Testing Requests in Divorce: Can My Ex Demand a Hair Follicle Test?

The Question:

My ex-wife asked for a urinalysis already. I provided it the day she asked. Now she is demanding a hair follicle exam. Is this reasonable?

RJ Says:

A hair follicle exam can indeed provide a historical assessment of substance use, which might alleviate any concerns. However, I would need more information about your situation to determine whether her requests are excessive. Are there existing court orders that allow her to demand such testing? If you have concerns about the results of a potential hair follicle exam, it’s crucial to discuss your options with qualified counsel. A skilled family law attorney can help you consider your options and guide you through the process. Many of us offer free, 30-minute consultations where we can discuss your matter in detail and develop a strategic plan. I encourage you to schedule this consultation soon.

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