Wednesday, September 19, 2007

List of rules Kevin and Britney must follow to keep custody

Well this is interesting, and a very positive development I think. It seemed like the rumors yesterday contradicted each other, but now it looks like a lot of them may have been true. While 50-50 custody still stands, the judge apparently was concerned about drug issues, and Kevin probably is "extremely grateful for the results of the court proceedings." Now that "habitual, frequent, and continuous use of controlled substances" by Britney has finally been acknowledged and there will be close monitoring for both, will things change? Will Britney finally change her official site (and maybe her attitude) now that "derogatory statements" against each other are not allowed? I hope so. The best possible result is if both parents have custody, both parents are healthy, and both parents are able to work together for the sake of the kids. Here is what usmagazine.com has reported:

Judge: Spears Must Undergo Regular Drug Tests in Order to Keep Her Children
Tuesday September 18, 2007

In a closed hearing on Monday, Los Angeles judge Scott M. Gordon set a lengthy list of rules that parents Britney Spears and Kevin Federline must follow in order to retain custody of their sons, Sean Preston, 2, and Jayden James, 1. The list, revealed today, includes the following shared requirements for the former couple:
  • Neither Brit nor K-fed can take Sean and Jayden out of state without the written consent of the other.
  • The exes cannot make derogatory statements about each other.
  • Both parents must complete the "Parenting Without Conflict" program.
  • Each party is restrained from using corporal punishment with the children or allowing anyone else to.
  • They are required to engage in joint co-parenting counseling.
  • Neither party may consume alcohol or non-prescription controlled substances 12 hours prior to taking custody of the children.
  • They must ensure that any prospective childcare professionals hold valid Red Cross infant CPR training.
While the responsibilities for Federline end there, Judge Gordon tacked on an extra list of tasks for Spears. In order to maintain the current shared custody agreement, the popstar must:
  • Attend individual counseling at least once a week to address parenting issues.
  • Meet with a parenting coach for a minimum of 8 hours a week, in at least two sessions a week. The coach is to observe her parenting skills and her interaction with her sons and provide Federline with a written progress report by October 22.
  • And, "based on the evidence presented, the Court finds that there is a habitual, frequent, and continuous use of controlled substances by Petitioner [Spears]," will have to undergo testing for controlled substances and alcohol. The testing shall be conducted twice per week on random dates and times, and the results will be forwarded to the court.
Here are the actual documents from tmz.com.

From people.com:

Federline's attorney, Mark Vincent Kaplan, tells PEOPLE, "It would appear the court wanted to stabilize the status quo, but also implement orders that give as much protection to the kids until the court has the benefit of the ... evaluations." Kaplan adds: "Kevin is happy the case is moving forward in a positive direction."

Despite the extensive orders, Spears and Federline's current custody arrangement of 50-50 has not changed, the documents and attorneys for both sides confirm. Federline, however, is seeking primary physical custody of the two children.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

That pretty much says it all. I hope Britney is able to keep her end up, but I think it might be difficult. She just fired her lawyer and hired a new one, so I'm not sure that her way of thinking has changed. The rules are clear, if she doesn't follow them there's no one to blame but herself.

Anonymous said...

Each party is restrained from using corporal punishment with the children or allowing anyone else to.


This substantiates the rumor that both Kevin and Brit have been beating their kids.

Anonymous said...

^ It suggests that one at least has been using corporal punishment. If you had to pick the one you thought was more likely, who would you pick?

For me it would be the one who hit the papparrazi in the back with an umbrella, was rumored to hit Kevin with a frying pan, and is now taking mandatory parenting classes.

Anonymous said...

^
No, you are in serious denial. The court specifically mentions both parties. That's why Brit, not Kevin is undergoing drug testing. The allegations of drug abuse pertain to her only. The allegations of child abuse (physical beatings) pertain to both Kevin and Brit.

Anonymous said...

It also says both are not allowed to take the kids out of the state without permission. Only ONE person has done that in the past but it wouldn't be to set that rule for one and not the other.

Anonymous said...

*sigh* Britney partied last night. Way to impress the judge.

Anonymous said...

^

She stayed clean though. It still wasn't a good idea to go to a club right after a judge has given her specific orders. Britney is a brainless moron, and that's all there is to it. I guess once her kids are finally taken away from her, her ass would have to be on suicide watch.

Anonymous said...

FYI Kevin threatened to take the kids from Brit, and vice versa, which is why they both had to be reminded not to cross state lines. This is normal in a custody battle. It can get messy when one parent is a citizen of a country overseas.

The judge ordering that both parties be restrained from using corporal punishment is typical when both sides allege excessive use of corporal punishment. Young parents with short fuses tend to rely on corporal punishment. This isn't to say that Kevin is battering his children, but obviously the judge is convinced that BOTH Kevin and Brit have physically harmed at least one of their two offspring.

Anonymous said...

Britney has taken the kids out of the state in the past without talking to Kevin first. If you know of a time when Kevin has done this, tell me when.

It is not obvious that both sides were using corporal punishment. It simply wouldn't make sense for the rule to be made for only one of the parents. Anything beyond that is speculation.

Anonymous said...

I could see Britney beating her kids unfortunately... Theory: she may blame them for the decline in her personal and professional life. We all know they're not, but there were reports that Brit suffered from Post Partum Depression. I could see her taking out her frustrations on the kids...

Anonymous said...

yes i can see britney taking her shit out on her boys..

we see pics of sean crying, crying hard. brit staring at him with a toy spiderman in her mouth.

she probaby yells alot, demands alot, is never happy, and can never be made happy cuz she is so strung out.. she is like spinning top. soon to stop. and i can see her hitting ( for a simple word ) her boys in some shape, not implying anything at all. but, brit has shown her anger to the world . ie: umbrella, and so forth..

dunno. sorry for the rant.

kevin whatever you do man, stop the shit !!!! and get your kids.
cuz of her addictions to whatever, an addiction is an addiction, the actions are the same, the substance is always different.

" habitual ".. that is what the judge said. it is in the court documents.

look at her, she doesnt take care of herself, why would she take care of her kids.

kevin.. stop it.. now really. !!

get your kids. !

Anonymous said...

^
And you fools keep assuming it is Britney beating the kids. Listen up, the judge said both parents. That means Kevin is being accused of doing it too, and I can see that fuck face beating a kid just as easily as I can see Britney beating them. Those kids are going to be losers like daddy, only worse. They will grow up rich losers, which means they'll probably be dead from drugs and booze before they hit 30.

Anonymous said...

I really don't think Shar would be giving such glowing reports of Kevin's parenting if he were beating her kids.

Anonymous said...

You guys are fucking morons. How in the hell can you sit up here, and say that you can see Britney beating her kids just, because of whatever issues she's having? Kids fucking cry all of the time. Just because we see Sean crying doesn't mean that Brit puts her hands on him. He could be crying for various of reasons. Sean and Jayden aren't living fucking easy lives here, even if their mother is filthy rich. Every time they are in the hands of Britney, they have to worry about 100 fucking paps snapping away in their faces. Chasing their mother all around the fucking place, and so on. I wouldn't even stoop to believe that Britney has physically harmed her kids. You morons just want to believe it, because of her condition.

As if KFraud is sooooo innocent. Get the fuck over yourselves. I guess it's too bad that the judge has given Britney a second chance to keep her kids. Hahahahahaha! Fight, Britney! Fight!

Anonymous said...

Hey bitch, Shar's a lying, two-faced ho. She's lied before about her relationship with KFraud in the past, and now she stands to be in a position to gain if KFraud strikes it rich... that way he can pay her child support ("private school tuition" as the ho calls it).

Anonymous said...

I think Britney fans are mad that she has been singled out for some things and now they are grasping at straws accusing Kevin of beating his kids.

Just relax, this will all get worked out in the end, and I have faith that the judge will make a good decision for those kids, whatever that is.

Anonymous said...

^ Only a KFraud idiot would say relax at allegations of KFraud beating his kids. Now if it was Britney, call Social Services!

Anonymous said...

^

Exactly. They are only accusing Britney of physically harming her kids, because of her condition. I suppose if she kept a "low profile", and stayed "clean" like Kevin then their ridiculous accusations wouldn't exist. Morons. Just because Kevin is more sane out of the two(mentally), doesn't mean that he hasn't harmed the kids, and they are safe in his presents.

Anonymous said...

I'm amazed at how a judge ruling that no corporal punishment is allowed has all of the sudden turned into Kevin beating his kids. It could have just as easily been turned into Britney beating her kids (actually easier considering she's the one with the extra requirements), but Britney fans can be a little weird.