A custody trial was held in Department 2 J, in May 2011. Witness testimony including the above testimony testified to a severe drinking habit and substance abuse of a parent. This was of no concern to Judge Dale Wells, Indio family law department, as it does not “surprise him that contractors drink”. The CA contractors board; however, does frown upon substance abuse especially when it involves heavy machinery and power tools.
This was again used to characterize a parent as least willing to share as they brought up substance abuse issues which had a severe impact on the family and children.