It just came to my attention that my 16 year old is smoking marijuana while in his fathers care

Amy - posted on 07/05/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )

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Ladies, I'd like some advice here. I am involved in what seems a never ending battle with my former husband - the father of my two eldest children, ages 16 and 14, respectively. Heres the short version. My ex husband has had primary residency with the children since 2004 when I moved from AZ to Colorado. I just moved back to Arizona and have been with the children every other weekend as long as Father allows it. They are with me currently all summer as well.
It was brought to my attention through email correspondence with an ex girlfriend of father that my son is smoking and buying large quantities of marijuana while at his fathers residence. I was forwarded facebook messages between my son and other teenagers in his high school peer group which confirm this information. Apparently Father is aware of such and has failed to involve me.
We have been battling in court for several years over incidences of abusive behavior between he and the children, failing grades, poor attendance, and even a time when he relocated out of state and left the children with his then wife without my consent or knowledge for a total of 10 months. He has since divorced #2 in 2010, and is already engaged to #3 after a few months of dating. This newest woman seems to come froma family of gang and criminal behavior,and I fear that this drug issue will soon exaccerbate. Has anyone been through a case similar with the drugs? Is this a strong reasin to seek custodial change??

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Amy - posted on 07/06/2011

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Thank you, Holly. I certainly intent on doing that. I appreciate you taking the time to read my dilemma...

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Talk to a lawyer and find out. Present everything you said here, along with printed out copies of the FB messages and see what the lawyer has to say.

I wish you the best of luck!

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