Saturday, July 26, 2008
Britney And Kevin's Custody Settlement Done And Britney Gets VMA Nod
Britney Spears and Kevin Federline's custody settlement was signed Friday by a judge, officially ending their nearly two-year custody battle. In the deal reached last week, Federline retained sole custody of Sean Preston, 2 1/2, and Jayden James, 1 1/2. Britney – who is currently allowed two visits and one overnight per week – will get an additional sleepover by year's end, barring any setbacks.
"She's thrilled," the pop star's attorney Laura Wasser told PEOPLE. "To have more time with her kids has been her motivation to get well. In light of her outstanding conservatorship, she couldn't have asked for anything more."
Brit also agreed to increase Kevin's child support to $20,000 a month (a $5,000 increase) and pay off his $250,000 legal tab. Documents show the child support increase went into effect on July 15, and that Britney's father, who remains in legal control of her affairs until a July 31 hearing, approved of the settlement terms.
Legal experts say the former couple will undoubtedly return to court in the future, since custody settlements can always be modified.
And in other Britney news…
Despite last year's disaster at the MTV Video Music Awards, Britney has an invitation to return – from her fans. The pop star was nominated in online voting for best female video for her "Piece of Me" at the 2008 VMAs. The big question is whether Brit will make an appearance at show on Sept. 7 at Paramount studios in L.A. The singer will have to shake off her lackluster performance at the 2007 show in Las Vegas.