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          Custody Battles

          June 01, 2005

          We’ve all seen it in the headlines and even within our own families ” innocent children being caught in the crossfire of bitter custody battles. Dr. Phil steps in to speak on behalf of the kids whose voices are not heard.


          Should They Move?
          Heidi and Will have recently divorced and she wants to take their three children and move to Alaska. Will wants her to stay put.



          Do they have the kids’ best interest in mind?
            


           
          Grandma vs. Mom
          Twelve-year-old Dillon is caught in the middle between his grandmother, Robin, who raised him, and his mother, Jamie, who is desperate to regain custody.

           


          “I am pleading with you to put your own agenda aside and put this young man’s best interest at heart,” Dr. Phil tells them.



          In the News
          Model Bridget Marks’ battle made the headlines when she had to hand over her twin daughters to their biological father after a court deemed that she falsely accused him of molestation.

           

           

          “I will fight until my last breath,” she says.


          See Bridget’s progress.


          Bridget’s great news.

           

           
           

          RELATED RESOURCES

          • September: A Novel
            by Bridget Marks

          • For more about the special needs of children in divorced and blended families, see chapter two of Family First.

          SPECIAL THANKS

          • Megan Spinx, LSCW, ACSW
            Ft. Wayne, IN
            260-615-3547
          • Penny Lane, LMFT
            Modesto, CA
            209-238-3019

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