I'd just like to make a comment that there are many rumors flying around at the moment, most of which I find very little need to discuss in detail. The sex tape rumors were predictable given that Britney just lost a court case suing US Weekly for saying there was a sex tape. I don't think there really is a sex tape (although a fake one is going around), and I don't think Kevin is trying to blackmail Britney with it. There are also several stories about the prenump and how things are going to work out for Kevin. On August 24, 2006, in an interview with Ryan Seacrest on KIIS-FM in Los Angeles, Ryan asked Kevin about the lyrics on his album. Kevin said: "That's just my lifestyle, I'm just speaking about what's been going on the last two years ... I'm a humble person, I could go back to bread and butter." Let's just say I don't think Kevin will have to go back to bread and butter. I suspect he'll come out comfortably, and Britney will still be the mega-rich superstar she was before. I also don't think the stories about how Kevin has spent millions of Britney's money are true, Kevin has repeatedly talked about how he financed his album through Chaotic and other money he's earned, which lately with the paid appearances he's been making on WWE, CSI, shows, etc. shouldn't be taken too lightly. Rumors spread by strippers should also be taken with a large grain of salt.
The real issue here with this divorce is Sean Preston and Jayden James. In my opinion, except under extreme circumstances, children are best off with both parents in their lives, and I have no reason to believe this does not apply to Kevin and Britney. It is even better for the children if the parents can co-operate and work together in raising their children. There are many psychological studies that back this up. I find it admirable that Kevin and Shar are able to do this for Kori and Kaleb. I find it unfortunate that things do not seem off to a good start in that direction for Kevin and Britney. Britney filed for sole custody, and Kevin responded by also filing for sole custody. I believe that joint custody would be best.
Some information about joint custody can be found here:
"Shared parenting helps provide emotional stability for children by promoting the involvement of both parents. There are two aspects to shared parenting in divorce: joint legal custody, which refers to shared decision making responsibility between divorced parents, and joint physical custody, which provides children with a more balanced residential arrangement than was allowed under sole custody. With joint physical custody, children spend at least 33% of their time with each parent. This may be accomplished with an evenly balanced, alternating week arrangement, or through other arrangements that provide ways for the children to spend significant amounts of time with both parents. Joint legal custody has become the norm in most states in the U.S. Joint physical custody is less common, but Federal government statistics show that more than one fifth of divorced families had an equal shared parenting arrangement in 1997, and in some states shared parenting has become the predominant type of custody award."