ABC Evening News for Monday, Dec 12, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Chico, California: Rebecca Chase) Impact on the children of trend in American toward joint custody for children of divorced parents featured; details given, scenes shown of case studies of two two-household kids, "Jed" and "Joshua." ["JED" - explains having clothes at both parent's homes.] [Jed's parents Gayle KIMBALL, Les HAIT -comment on joint custody.] [Joshua's mother Pam BESSER - says Joshua is victim of joint custody.] Legal battle between Joshua's parents described. [BESSER - comments on Joshua having two sets of everything.] Results of California study on joint custody in bitter divorces examined. [Psychologist Phyllis CHESSLER - says children try to please both parents who are at war with each other.] California reported no longer considering joint custody as the norm. [HAIT, KIMBALL, BESSER - comment on their respective cases.]
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