WESTBURY, N.Y. – Lindsay Lohan's father withdrew a request to have his estranged wife tested for drugs as the pair were in Family Court on Monday.
He said he felt the move would improve his chances of being granted visitation rights with his children. He currently is permitted only telephone calls with his daughter Aliana, 13, and her brother, Dakota, 10. Because Lindsay, 21, and her brother Michael Lohan Jr., 19, are no longer minors, they are not subject to the edicts of Family Court.
Michael Lohan is doing "everything he possibly can to reunite with his children," his attorney, John DiMascio Jr., after the brief court proceeding.
Dina Lohan, who was accompanied by her mother, Ann Sullivan, was not impressed.
"There never should have been an order," she told reporters who swarmed her as she walked to her car.
Family Court Judge Stacy D. Bennett said she was awaiting the results of a review by a family therapist, which is due Sept. 6. In the meantime, the judge repeated a previous admonition for the couple "not to make disparaging comments in the presence of the children."
The Lohans are due back in divorce court Aug. 10.
Last week, Lindsay Lohan was arrested for investigation of misdemeanor driving under the influence and driving with a suspended license, and for felony cocaine possession. She was released on bail and insisted in an e-mail to an entertainment reporter that she was innocent of the allegations, which came just two weeks after she was released from her second stint in rehab this year.