Sunday, July 20, 2008
Britney And Kevin Come To A Custody Agreement
Britney Spears and her ex Kevin Federline have reached a custody settlement in their epic court battle over their two sons. According to the agreement, which still needs to be signed off on by the court, Kevin retains sole custody of the couple's two sons, Sean Preston, 2 1/2, and Jayden James, 1 1/2. Britney – who's currently allowed two visits and one overnight per week – will keep her visitation rights.
"The case has been settled," Kevin's attorney, Mark Vincent Kaplan (working with attorney James Simon), tells PEOPLE. "This is the end of a two-year journey." Britney's attorney, Laura Wasser, said outside the courtroom after the hearing: "Britney's doing great. She's very pleased [with the settlement]. The kids are with her right now." Without giving details, Wasser confirmed that Brit did win "more custodial time" with the boys.
"Until the kids turn 18, we can expect in years to come that Britney and Kevin will be back in court," says L.A. family lawyer Lynn Soodik, who is not involved with the case. "Britney will have a better chance of winning more custody once she regains her health. This is just the end of Round One." E! was first to report the couple's settlement.