Michelle and Tom are divorced with two young sons. Both say the parenting agreement they had didn’t work out; and now they’re now locked in a contentious custody battle, which (each says) they fear may be harming their boys.

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On Thursday’s Dr. Phil, the former couple is introduced to psychotherapist Dr. John T. Chirban, author of the new book “Collateral Damage: Guiding and Protecting Your Child Through the Minefield of Divorce” who gives his view on Michelle and Tom’s situation.

Is this former couple willing to learn how to co-parent effectively together? Check here to see where you can watch.

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