My question involves a child custody case from the State of: CA
I currently have joint custody of my 3 children with my ex-wife.
My ex-wife is currently charged with PC-243(e) domestic battery (against me) and trial is set for a few weeks out. She has a long history of drug abuse.
I recently found out my she is associating with a guy that I know has dealt in drugs. Apparently she has even had him watch the children (ages 2 through 9) while she is at work rather than take them to daycare. Unfortunately I don't know much about the guy (even his last name) other than his first name and he is a drug dealer.
Obviously I don't want a drug dealer around my children.
Would a request for full custody under an ex-parte be appropriate? or would it be better to go with a OSC with request for time-shortened?
Also, the current court-order allows either parent to remove the children from a home where they believe there is illegal drug use. Should I simply remove the children from their mother's home under the authority of the current court-order under this item?