Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Britney Gets More Time With Her Sons
Britney Spears will get more time with her sons, Sean Preston, 2, and Jayden James, 1, during visitation, a court ruled Tuesday. "We are so pleased with Britney's progress, and we are appreciative of the court's recognition of this progress," Britney's parents, Jamie and Lynne Spears, said in statement after a hearing attended by the pop star and her ex-husband Kevin Federline.
It was not clear how much more time Britney was granted. Kevin's attorney characterized the court order as "an expansion of time." "It is a cautious step, but a step forward nonetheless," said lawyer Mark Vincent Kaplan. "We are seeing signs of [Britney's] progress, and consistency over time is something welcome by Kevin ... The children are doing great."
Britney, with lawyer Blair Berk and both of her parents, smiled as she left the courtroom and headed for her SUV, but did not talk to the press. Earlier, during a break in the hearing, the singer was seen looking distraught. However, later she smiled and held her mother's hand as she went back into the courtroom. During the break, Britney and her lawyers, as well as Kevin and his attorney, convened to adjacent rooms outside of the courtroom.
The hearing began around 9:40 a.m. on Tuesday. Britney, wearing a knee-length brown and white dress, was accompanied by her lawyer and both of her parents. Kevin, wearing a tan pinstriped suit, was with Kaplan.