Friday, October 19, 2007

Kaplan: "I expect that visitation will be reinstated"

Kevin's Lawyer: Britney Will Get Visitation Back Soon
FRIDAY OCTOBER 19, 2007 08:05 AM EDT
By Mary Margaret

No baby Blackout yet: A day after court documents revealed that Britney Spears's visitation rights were revoked, her ex Kevin Federline's attorney Mark Vincent Kaplan tells PEOPLE she will likely regain the privilege before their next court hearing on Oct. 26.

"She has complied with the part of the order [causing the suspension]," Kaplan says. "I expect that visitation will be reinstated."

The document released Thursday stated, "[Spears's] visitation with the minor children is suspended pending [her] compliance with court orders."

A Spears source gave more insight into the decision, telling PEOPLE Spears was unreachable for court-related calls due to bad reception at her Malibu home. Despite repeated attempts to reach the singer on her cell phone, the source says Spears "waited" but "it never rang."

Kaplan, speaking to PEOPLE Thursday as he was leaving dinner at Katsuya restaurant in Brentwood, also confirmed that Britney and Kevin's 730 evaluations – which involve a third party assessing the quality of parenting and making observation-based recommendations regarding the final custody arrangement – have begun.

Therapy Sessions
As for the co-parenting therapy sessions she and Federline must attend together: "They are just about to do that."

This latest development follows an endless string of major and minor legal mandates including working with a parenting coach and submitting to random drug tests. After losing her custody temporarily on Oct. 1, Spears appeared and was granted one overnight visit a week with sons Preston, 2, and Jayden James, 1.

According to a source, Spears is currently doing "fine."

Source: people.com

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

According to Star she "flat out refused" to go to a drug test on October 16. I don't really blame the courts for taking away her visitation rights, it seems like it takes a lot for it to get through to Britney that this is serious. But I wouldn't expect the loss of visitation to be permanent either.

ObviousGirl said...

She doesn't have a land line phone? If you know your cell has bad reception where you live, you have a land line put in the house so that people can get a hold of you. Especially for something serious like a drug test.