Wednesday, March 21, 2007

People: Britney out of rehab, Kevin's position on custody

Britney Spears has finished her nearly one-month stint in rehab and has left the facility.

Spears "has been released by the Promises Malibu Treatment Center after successfully completing their program," her manager, Larry Rudolph, said in a statement late Tuesday night.

A friend says the 25-year-old pop star "is doing fine."

She voluntarily checked into Promises on Feb. 20 after a weekend of hard partying in which she shaved her head. She briefly left the program the next day – only to return when estranged husband Kevin Federline threatened a custody battle over their two sons.

Since then, Spears has attended Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, though her one-month stay was shorter than most. A typical stint at Promises is about 45 days.

Federline, who was caring for the children while Spears was in rehab, wants to continue doing so for the time being, a source says.

"Kevin and his divorce attorney Mark Vincent Kaplan are very happy and cautiously focused on Britney's rehab follow-through," the source says. "Federline and Kaplan are not about to return custody to Britney as a reward for her going through Promises."

According to the source, Federline has taken the position that "Britney will have increased custody (after) demonstrating that she is living the life consistent with the best interest of her children."

Federline has visited her in rehab several times with their sons, most recently last weekend, and has been described as supportive of her recovery.

Source: people.com

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

I absolutely think this is a very good idea, I was wondering what would happen when she came out of rehab, I think Kevin having full custody of those kids right now is the very best thing to do.

Later on they can work out a joint custody arrangement, that will have the kids spending equal amount of time with both parent, I wish all involved the very, very best.

Kelly.

Anonymous said...

Using those kids as lottery tickets.

Anonymous said...

I think it would be awesome for them to work out an arrangement where the children could spend quality time with both parents. Good luck Kevin and Britney.

Anonymous said...

i agree he can get whatever he wants why would a man take from his childrens mother slacker

Anonymous said...

reward means monetary compensation...


4:00PM
i called it first



the conspiracy theorist

Anonymous said...

^I love this guy/girl.

Anonymous said...

The only problems with this article is that 1. Promises has a 30 day treatment plan...as they also have a 45 day plan and a 90 day plan....2. LEGALLY Spears still has full physical custody of the children, as no changes were made to the court decree....so she could go and see/take the boys if she chose to.

Anonymous said...

kfraud's position on custody depends on when the fool gets paid

Anonymous said...

K-Fake doesn't have custody over the kids. He only took notice to the two boys after Britney entered rehab. Now that she's out, she can go resume where she left off, and still get the treatment she needs.

Anonymous said...

As someone else pointed out legally Kevin cannot keep Britney from her children at any point...she can enforce the court decree to the letter from here on out and the only way he can have custody like the article is implying is if he went to court and got a change in the documents, which hasn't happened...so Spears doesn't have to have just "visitations" or "part time"...she legally still maintains full physical custody and can pick up her children today and keep to the agreement until Kevin legally does something about it.

Anonymous said...

When does he start rehab because we all know he's smoking that weed and drinking too. And 1 month of taking care of kids with his family and her family helping doesn't prove he is a better parent. A better parent would have spent more time at home while he was married, but she did that while he was out gambling, drinking, etc.. This past month doesn't erase the fact that he wasn't there during the last year of that marriage.
She will eventually get full custody of those kids, but just because she went to rehab doesn't make him a better parent...he just finally stepped up which he should have been doing along time ago. I mean who the hell leaves his wife and kids home alone so much if she was going through post partum depression, and he suspected she might be. A caring person would have stayed no matter how hard it was to do so.

Anonymous said...

Legally - we don't know what the arrangement is. It was month by month. We saw what it was for January and February, but not March. I assume it's different now.

Kevin has proven to be capable of handling the kids much better than Britney, at least before rehab. Britney was shutting everyone out, and those poor kids were being dragged around without much contact with any of their extended family.

Lynne must have been thrilled when Kevin got them and she was able to finally spend see them when she wanted. Not to mention Kevin's mom, Kori, Kaleb, etc. who were being completely shut out before.

Kevin is being very mature about this and he is putting the kids first. Most people would not feel the need to do as much for their ex after the way she treated him as he has, but he's doing it because it's best for the kids to have a healthy mom. Would Britney have done the same if the roles were reversed?

Anonymous said...

Actually I called it back on the Tuesday, March 20, 2007 blog article, entitled "TMZ talks about Kevin and Britney".

Kevin will only agree to Britney having full custody after he's extracted a huge financial settlement.


Kevin is a sewer rat. He played those kids off Britney like they were poker chips during a bluff.

Anonymous said...

5:57- The orginal decree was extended in court twice so it holds as the legal arrangement until the court files other arrangements...so legally she still maintains full physical custody.

Anonymous said...

^^The papers that were filed in court January, then extended for 28 more days expired at the end of February, at this point Kevin CAN and he DOES have physical custody of the kids, because they're now living with him, yes, Britney can file papers with the courts to have the kids back living with her, but Kevin can also file that he felt the kids were in danger and that's why he took them, (and he had physical custody of them even before she went into rehab).

I think Britney has to go along with Kevin's plan, what's the harm of her visiting with the kids while she proof she is stable enough to care for them on her own, a court would see Kevin's point, and even grant him custody, (if even temporary).


>>> "Britney was shutting everyone out, and those poor kids were being dragged around without much contact with any of their extended family.

Lynne must have been thrilled when Kevin got them and she was able to finally spend see them when she wanted. Not to mention Kevin's mom, Kori, Kaleb, etc. who were being completely shut out before.

Kevin is being very mature about this and he is putting the kids first. Most people would not feel the need to do as much for their ex after the way she treated him as he has, but he's doing it because it's best for the kids to have a healthy mom. Would Britney have done the same if the roles were reversed?"

5:57 AM <<<<

I absolutely agree with you, the kids are in a more stable environment, and is able to spend more time with their father, older brother and sister, and other family members, and that can only be a good thing, and Kevin didn't keep the kids away from Britney, he brought them to visit her while in rehab and has continue to take them to visit her still, I like the fact they're been kept away from the media, too.

It's all up to Britney now, does she want to be apart of those boys life, if so then she should continue treament, maintain a healthy lifestyle so her and Kevin can share equal time with the boys.

Kelly.