Custody Battles

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?

Recently divorced, Heidi wants to take her three children to Alaska to be with her soon-to-be husband and his family. "I don't feel at all guilty taking the children to Alaska. I feel blessed that we have such a wonderful place to go with my new husband," she says.


Her ex-husband, Will, thinks she has another motive. "Heidi taking the children to Alaska disgusts me. She's using the children and taking their father away from them to get back at me," says Will who had an affair while married to Heidi, and now plans on marrying the woman he had the affair with. He objects to the move because the children will only see him a few times a year, and he says that the living conditions in Alaska are bad. "I just don't understand why she has a right to take my children 3,000 miles away. I'm a good dad," Will tearfully says. "When I think of not seeing my children, it kills me."


Both accuse the other of saying and doing bad things, and they want Dr. Phil's help for them and their children to make it through this difficult time.

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