Today viewers first met Trisha Conlin who is in a custody battle with her ex-husband. They have shared custody, but Trisha found out her ex-husband is back with his first ex-wife who shot and killed their two children, ages 8 and 4 at the time. Trisha's lawyer, Todd Devall and Judge Jeanine Pirro were on the couch as Anderson took to the audience for questions. Next up was Alaina Girodano, a woman who has cancer and custody has been granted to the children's father. He and the children live in Chicago (moved for employment purposes) while Alaina remains in North Carolina undergoing cancer treatment. Jeffrey Leving, the husband's lawyer was in the audience presenting his side and Judge Pirro remained on the couch with Alaina to offer her opinion, while audience member's weighed in also. Alaina would like laws changed so cases are free of medical bias. State Senator Floyd McKissick was Skyped in from Raleigh, NC about the possibility of such legislation. Anderson's final guest was Sarah Evan's husband, Craig Scheske; with the take being - Is fighting for custody harder when the ex is a celebrity. Again Judge Pirro weighed in, along with members of the studio audience.
Anderson wrapped up the program by reminding everyone how important it is to keep the kid's best interest at heart when going through a custody battle and how viewers could join in the discussion ~
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