Lisa and her ex-husband, Steve, are in a battle over the custody of their two sons. Lisa claims Steve has been an absentee father who has mentally and physically abused her and the boys, and she has gotten five orders of protection against Steve. She says she wants Steve out of their lives for good so her 81-year-old fiancé can adopt the boys.

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Steve, however, claims he never hurt Lisa or the children, and Lisa is a lying drama queen. He claims Lisa has tied him up in court and is deliberately keeping the boys from seeing him.

“Both of you have run an agenda that has really crowded your kids out of the way,” Dr. Phil tells Steve and Lisa on Tuesday’s episode. To Lisa, he continues, “If you persist and successfully eradicate him from their lives, that will come back to bite you in a way you will not believe."

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