Dr Phil: Friend Vs Friend Custody Battle
Crystal said that she no longer trusts anyone, because her former best friend Megan was able to get custody of Crystal’s biological daughter. For now, Crystal said that a state-appointed guardian has advised her to allow Alannah to continue spending time with Megan, who has played a large part in her upbringing. The custody battle is still playing out in court.
Dr Phil: Unconventional Custody Battle
Dr Phil called this situation an unconventional custody battle. He said that Megan might come off as self-righteous, but her heart seemed to be in the right place. But does Megan think she has the upper hand against her former friend?
According to Dr Phil, Megan would not have much standing in court as the case went forward. “It’s a good public policy for children to be with their biological parents, if those biological parents conduct themselves in a reasonable way," he said.
Dr Phil advised Crystal to focus completely on successfully providing for her child. He told her to find a stable, clean, safe home for her daughter.
Dr Phil: Child Abuse With Single Mother & Boyfriend
He also reminded Crystal that it is potentially dangerous to have unrelated men around her young daughter. According to his statistics, a child living with a biological mother and another man is 33 times more likely to suffer abuse. That’s a sobering statistic.
Dr Phil: Stable Home For Children
Dr Phil wondered whether Crystal wanted to follow through on an initial plan to move with Alannah to the state of Texas. But she tearfully said that she thinks she needs to stay put where she currently lives, even though her possessions and furniture are in Texas.
To help her move forward in her life, Dr Phil offered to pay to have her belongings moved to her through a moving company. He also offered her some professional help so she can take control of her life and provide for a family.
Do you think Crystal is going to take advantage of this opportunity and get her life on track?