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Lindsay Lohan Parents Ordered to Therapy

Jun 26, 2007 | 6:31am EDT

The warring parents of troubled actress Lindsay Lohan have been ordered to undergo family therapy by a New York judge.

Dina and Michael Lohan are currently battling over the latter's visitation rights to their two youngest children Aliana, 13, and Dakota, 11.

Former investment banker Michael was released from a New York state prison in March after nearly two years behind bars for driving under the influence.

Michael is desperate to see Aliana, Dakota and his eldest kids Lindsay and Michael Jr., but he claims his ex-wife has violated the deal and has failed to make requisite child-support payments.

Nassau County Family Court Judge Stacy Bennett ordered the couple to stop speaking negatively of each other in front of their kids and undergo counseling at a hearing on Monday.

Bennett also ordered Dina to allow Michael to have more frequent phone privileges with Dakota and Aliana.

The pair will return to court for a progress hearing on Sept. 6.

Following the hearing, Michael said, "They were my entire life. I miss them tremendously. I'm happy that I'll be reunited with my children, which I should have been a long time ago. It's in the best interests of the kids; I believe that God has his hand in this."

The hearing follows the couple's Friday court appearance to discuss their divorce battle.


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