Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Kevin Keeps Sole Custody Of The Boys

Britney Spears still may not visit her children, a court commissioner ruled Monday, following a custody hearing the pop singer missed. Kevin Federline, who testified at the session, maintains sole legal and physical custody of their two sons Sean Preston, 2, and Jayden James, 1, "indefinitely," a court spokesman says.

"The word victory is not something Mr. Federline or his counsel would ascribe to this situation," Federline's lawyer, Mark Vincent Kaplan, said. "His hope is that he will be able to parent the children at some point in the future with participation from the mother."

In a bizarre and chaotic scene outside the courthouse, Britney arrived for the afternoon session of the proceedings, but abruptly left the courthouse after paparazzi surrounded her. "I'm scared. I want to get in the car. I'm going in the car," she said after stepping out of the car as photographers crowded around her. Britney then got back in the car. Police tried to coax her out, but she slammed her back against the seat and shouted, "No!" Spears's car eventually drove off.

The court hearing had focused on Britney’s four-hour January 3 standoff with police, firefighters and paramedics at her Studio City home. Events that evening resulted in Britney being hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and later being stripped of visitation rights.

Five witnesses testified at the hearing, including two police officers, the court-appointed custody monitor and Kevin's bodyguard – who all were at Britney's house during the standoff. Also testifying was a parenting coach who was not at the scene. The next hearing is on February 19. A trial in the case is set for April.

Source: www.People.com

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