Court papers from extratv.warnerbros.com
Britney To Temporarily Lose Custody of Sons
MONDAY OCTOBER 01, 2007 03:55 PM EDT
By Mike Fleeman
Britney Spears must hand over custody of her sons to Kevin Federline this week "until further notice of the court," a judge ruled Monday after a closed-door hearing.
The judge gave no reasons in his written decision, issued after lawyers met with him in chambers in a session requested by Federline's lawyer. The ruling says that Federline gets custody starting Wednesday.
Court Orders: Britney Loses Custody of Kids Until Further Notice
Monday October 1, 2007
A judge has decided that Kevin Federline will get custody of sons Sean Preston, 2, and Jayden James, 1, starting this Wednesday. At a hearing in the Federline v. Spears custody case in Los Angeles Monday, the court ordered that Federline take care of the children he shares with ex-wife Britney Spears until further order of the court.
Breaking: Britney Loses Kids
Beleaguered pop star Britney Spears has lost custody of her children OK! can exclusively reveal.
By order of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, she is to turn the boys over to ex-hubby Kevin Federline this Wednesday, at which point Sean Preston, 2, and 1-year-old Jayden James Federline will remain with their father until further notice.
This decision effectively reverses the court's earlier decision for Brit and K-Fed to share the boys for the duration of the custody hearing.
It's still not known what the underlying cause of the order, whether its Brit's alleged driving without a license or perhaps that the singer failed a court-order drug test.
Reps for both sides in the case will return to court on Wednesday.
The ruling, obtained by OK! says:
"Respondent's oral motion pursuant to section 214FC is granted and the matter proceeds as a closed hearing. The court and all parties present confer on the record that the court makes its order as fully reflected in the notes of the official court reporter. The court's prior order including the orders made on September 28, 2007 remain in full force and effect with the following modification: Respondent is to retain physical custody of the minor children on Wednesday October 3rd, 2007 at 12 PM until further order of the Court. Repondent's ex-parte application is noticed for October 3, 2007 at 1:30 PM in Department 88."
Also reported by tmz.com and x17online.com.