Can a court in Florida order drug testing of the parents when determining custody?

Definitely yes. Matter of fact, it's very important that the drug testing be done that's relevant to one of the criteria in making a parenting decision, which is the health, psychological and physical health of the parents. Matter of fact, I have seen a judge order drug testing immediately, right after the hearing while the individual for whom the drug testing is needed is in the courtroom.

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Carolyn S. Zisser

Highly regarded in marital and family law, Carolyn S. Zisser is a well-respected lecturer and author on family law subjects for the American Bar Association, Florida Bar, Jacksonville Bar Association and private legal seminar companies.