Why Do Custody Battles Evoke Killer Instincts in Parents?

August 8, 2017
Hosted by Dr. Carole Lieberman

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If you've ever been in a custody battle, you've likely been stunned and disturbed by the primal feelings it brought up inside of you-the rage towards the other parent trying to steal your child. And if you've never been in a custody battle, you've surely seen the headlines about parents kidnapping-or even killing-their child to prevent the other parent from getting custody. Just recently, a South Pasadena dad pled guilty to having murdered his son after taking him to Disneyland. He was in the midst of a custody battle and chose murder rather than let the boy's mom win custody. Today's family courts are often sites of tears, chaos, hasty rulings and mistakes that ruin kids' lives. Today's guest, Alexandra Lavinsky, is a family law attorney in West Los Angeles, who has seen it all. She opens her fascinating case files to share the good, the bad and the ugly. Decisions in family court are supposed to be made according to what is in the best interest of the child, but inequities abound.

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Dr. Carole Lieberman

Dr. Carole Lieberman

Dr. Carole Lieberman is the psychiatrist the world trusts for help coping with today's times. She is also the preeminent authority on the psychology of show biz and the psychological influence of media. A multiple Emmy award-winner, Dr. Lieberman has spent over a decade analyzing the psychological impact of world events, as a guest and host on all major media outlets. She has appeared on "Oprah", CNN, “Entertainment Tonight, “Good Morning America”, "The Today Show", “The O’Reilly Factor”, Court TV, the BBC, and numerous other high profile shows. Her work has garnered numerous awards, including those from the Writers Guild of America, City of Los Angeles and the Film Advisory Board. Dr. Carole's latest book, Coping with Terrorism: Dreams Interrupted, a psychological survival guide, has recently been released. She maintains a star-studded practice in Beverly Hills and is listed in numerous Who’s Who directories.

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