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I certainly understand your concern. If the drug test was ordered by the court and the parent failed, they could likely lose custody of the children. The reason being, is that the Judge will act in the best interest of the children. If the father is using drugs, his ability to care for the children could be impaired and they could be in danger or harm. Moreover, the Judge would not likely want the children present, in a home where drug use is going on and the kids could be exposed. If this issue was brought up in court and the Judge is aware, he/she could remove the children from the father and place them with the mother, if good cause is shown. The attorney would need to bring the matter back before the Judge, unless a court date is pending, for the Judge to review the issue.
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Thank you for answering my request. what you were saying is that the decision to decide what is best for the children won't happen immediately and it could take longer than 2 weeks for example.