Custody Battles Gone Bad

December 22, 2006

Dr. Phil speaks with guests about their headline-making custody battles.

 

 

On the Run

Jan has been in hiding with her 4-year-old grandson because she's afraid of her son-in-law, Chris " the man she says killed her daughter. Chris plead to and served time for involuntary manslaughter and now wants his son back.

 

"I'm always looking over my shoulder," Jan says.

 


 

Face to Face

Jan faces Chris for the first time since she left town with her grandson. Chris is joined by Melissa, his attorney in seeking custody. Does pleading to involuntary manslaughter have a bearing on his ability to be a father?

 

"I love him. I would do anything for him," Chris says.

 


 

Strangers in the Same House

Irene lost custody of her 7-year-old daughter, Brittany, to her husband, whom she believed was abusing her daughter. Irene never gave up fighting to get her back, and 10 years later, they were finally reunited for good.  

 

From a lost little girl to an angry, confused teenager.