Monday, November 26, 2007

Hearing Today- Child Welfare Wants Info

Brit and K-Fed's custody case is on the docket today, and sources tell TMZ that reps from the L.A. County Department of Children and Family Services will make their case to the Commish -- gimme gimme gimme more info.

We're told DCFS has open investigations into both Brit and K-Fed. We're told most are frivolous, but DCFS has a legal obligation to investigate. So they want Commissioner Scott Gordon to open the files in the custody case.

In addition, we're told the lawyers will discuss vacation schedules, including who gets the kids on Xmas.


Britney and Kevin have their next court hearing scheduled for today. Kaplan, K-fed's slimey lawyer, has told the press that neither Britney nor Kevin will be present for the hearing today according to X17. Both have their reps attending the hearing though.


K-Fed's Lawyer: Britney and Kevin Sharing Kids Over Holidays
By Bryan Alexander and Ken Lee

Lawyers for Britney Spears and Kevin Federline faced off in a hearing Monday to hammer out a holiday visitation schedule for their children. According to Federline's lawyer, the former couple agreed to share time with Preston, 2 and Jayden James, 1, over Christmas.

"There was a proposal by Kevin that the holidays be shared in a certain fashion. That was agreed to. That's the best for everyone involved," Federline's attorney, Mark Vincent Kaplan, told PEOPLE Monday. "[Federline] was pleased it was accomplished without really submitting it to the court."

Speaking after dining at the Palm restaurant in West Hollywood, Kaplan declined to list the split of time for Christmas morning, but said it was the best way to celebrate for the children.

"It's important for the kids to spend time with each of the parents – especially on special days," said Kaplan. "And that is Kevin's desire."

Spears's lawyer had no comment after the hearing Monday.

During Thanksgiving, Spears took the boys to the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills for a brunch of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Later that afternoon, the singer dropped them at Federline's home.

Also at issue in court Monday was the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services' request for access to the former couple's case file – in particular documents, which have been redacted.

A lawyer for the county was present in the courtroom, and requested that media be removed before he addressed the court. Neither Spears nor Federline was present.

The couple's next scheduled hearing is set for Jan. 23.


OK! Exclusive: No End to Britney Custody Battle in Sight

While many had expected that today's hearing in the ongoing custody war between Britney Spears and Kevin Federline would be a day with at least a handful of final, definitive rulings handed down from the court, the legal eagle for wannabe rapper K-Fed tells OK! that, in actuality, things are far from over.

"It's not like in a civil trial where an order will be handed down to resolve the case," Mark Vincent Kaplan explained to OK! after Monday's hearing. "In family court, a case can go on as long as the children are minors."

Well, considering the oldest of the two boys is barely 26 months old, that could mean almost two more decades of courtroom showdowns. Does Kaplan see any hope for a resolution in the near future? "I have to say that much will be resolved at the April hearing when we expect the evaluation will be done," he tells OK!. "You can't expect to go to a full hearing if one set of evaluations is not complete."

Regarding reports that the visitation schedule has been modified to allow Britney to have the boys on Christmas, Kaplan would only say, "I think Kevin would feel it's absolutely appropriate for both parents to see the kids over the holidays."

As of now, the lawyers aren't set to duke it out until after the New Year. But as we've seen, that can change in the blink of an eye — or a stoplight.



Anonymous said...

The sad thing is that these kids would do much better in a foster home, than to be exposed to these two sick and self-serving assholes.

Anonymous said...

The sad thing is that these kids would do much better in a foster home, than to be exposed to these two sick and self-serving assholes.

Kelly said...

Very good, Kevin, I'm glad you were fair enough with allowing your boys not only to share xmas with you but also with their mother, I so damn proud of you.