Kevin Federline seems to have taken his ex-wife's latest single to heart, and family court is listening closely.
In response to Federline's request to "Gimme More," as in more time with his two sons with Britney Spears, a Los Angeles judge has apparently given each side just enough to leave their lawyers smiling for the time being.
Neither Spears' attorney, Laura Wasser, nor K-Fed's counsel, Mark Vincent Kaplan, would comment specifically on what went on Tuesday during a closed-door hearing in L.A. Superior Court, but both said that they were pleased with the outcome.
"He wants as much custody time as he can get," Kaplan told reporters during a quickie news conference outside the courthouse.
Barely a week after a judge signed off on the Chaotic couple's divorce, prolonging their joint-custody arrangement, Federline filed for primary physical custody of almost two-year-old Sean Preston and 11-month-old Jayden James, citing his former missus' recent string of reportedly outrageous behavior.
The family court filing was immediately sealed, but Kaplan has confirmed that Federline is seeking additional custody privileges. A hearing on whether certain documents pertaining to their custody dispute should be made public is on the docket for Sept. 14. Kaplan and Wasser said that they both want the records, which a judge sealed on July 30, to remain under wraps.
The kids are "isolated from risks" when they are with their dad, Kaplan said. Federline also has two young children with former flame Shar Jackson.
The next related hearing is scheduled for Sept. 17 and two more have been set for November 26 and Dec. 18 in order to give both sides more time to gather information as they head into the latest leg of their custody battle, which has been brewing since Spears filed for divorce Nov. 6.
Not to mention it's going to take awhile for Spears' side to compile the manpower to match her ex's. Federline's legal team has been serving up a storm, subpoenaing Spears' former manager, Larry Rudolph, as well as her short-term personal assistant, Shannon Funk; pal cum "cousin Alli Simms; and her bodyguard-turned-manny Daimon Shippen.
Wasser, meanwhile, said that she was informed Tuesday that the L.A. County Department of Children and Family Services had completed its own investigation into Spears' mothering skills, a topic that has provoked endless speculation ever since the "Oops…I Did It Again" singer was spotted driving—with Sean Preston perched on her lap—early last year.
Noting that counsel for the DCFS was not present for today's hearing, Wasser said, "I don't think there was anything for them to appear about...It does not appear the county will pursue any action at this time."
Wasser also told the press that she's determined to find out who complained about her client's conduct to child services in the first place.
In news related to what Spears is up to in her downtime, the pop star's bodyguard, Julio Camera, has been charged with one count of battery for allegedly punching a photographer who was trying to get a picture of Sean Preston at the Wynn Las Vegas on July 26.
Camera is due in court Oct. 12. He is facing up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine if convicted.
Shutterbug Andrew Deetz, the man supposedly on the receiving end of Camera's outburst, said in a statement released by his lawyer last month that he's gearing up to sue Spears for allegedly hurling a baby bottle at his fellow paparazzo and shouting "I'm going to kill you!" at him during the scuffle.
Spears also filed a police complaint at the time, stating that Camera was merely acting in her defense after one of the photog's cameras bumped into Sean Preston.