From Mark Vincent Kaplan (Kevin's attorney):
"Kevin has always been willing to jointly parent these children. He felt confident that the conditions (on Spears) satisfied his concerns," said Kaplan. "Kevin agreed that he would allow additional time to be expanded into the order, provided that the kids (were properly) protected."
The judge, Kaplan noted, maintained the monitored supervision and turned down Spears's suggestion of using her mother as a monitor.
"[Kevin Federline] agreed voluntarily to increase — slightly increase — the time allotted to [Spears] provided that certain condition were in place," K-Fed's attorney Mark Vincent Kaplan said after the follow-up court hearing. "Mr. Federline has always been willing to jointly parent the children."
"I'm always pleased when anyone complies with court orders," he said. Kaplan explained that the change in court orders was made possible by Federline. "[Kevin] agreed voluntarily to slightly increase visitation provided that certain conditions were in place. He agreed. He didn't have to." Kaplan added: "I opposed the family member as a monitor." Kaplan believes such an arrangement would represent "an inherent conflict of interest."
From Sorrell Trope (Britney's attorney):
"I consider this a very positive sign for my client. I have every expectation that she will comply with all the orders made by the court. I remain absolutely optimistic that she will eventually regain 50-50 custody."
From Allan Parachini (Superior Court spokesman):
“I think the fairest way to put it is that it is a compromise between two parties,” Superior Court spokesman Allan Parachini said. “[Commissioner Gordon] emphasized that this is a relationship between young parents. [He] wants to be sure that their commitment level to be good parents are what he thinks is necessary.”
“Ms. Spears did speak (at the hearing),” says court spokesman Allan Parachini, “and her voice was soft and respectful.”
TMZ has learned Britney Spears had quite the interaction today with L.A. County Commissioner Scott Gordon, and she dug a hole deeper than a Louisiana swamp.
We're told Spears had a back and forth with the Commish that lasted approximately 40 minutes. She constantly interrupted him and at times was extremely sarcastic. At one point she started thanking the judge for what he had done, but her tone was heavily laced with disdain.
We're told the Commish explained to Spears how she had gotten to the point she's at -- why defying the various orders she was supposed to comply with raised concerns that she was not a responsible person. Spears didn't get it. She was at times contentious, argumentative and condescending.
We're told K-Fed's lawyer didn't object to her testimony, it was so bad. One description of today's testimony, pretty simple -- "Appalling."
From Britney Spears:
Pap: What happened with the case?
Brit: It’s cool.
Pap: Yeah, I’m from X17.
Brit: I don’t know if the judge can take it, but…I was cool.
Pap: I wish you the best, Britney.
Pap: We know you gonna get it back.
Brit: I got ‘em back, baby!
Pap: You’re the one! You rock!