Monday, January 14, 2008

"Most Significant" Hearing So Far In Case To Be Held Today

Britney Spears' effort to regain visitation rights with her two small children is back on the court docket for what an attorney described Sunday as "the most significant hearing in the case so far."

Police and emergency medical technicians who were summoned to her home Jan. 3 in a standoff involving her refusal to return the boys to her ex-husband, Kevin Federline, will testify Monday, probably behind closed doors, his lawyer said.

"I don't know if she will be there," Mark Vincent Kaplan told The Associated Press, but he suggested she would have to appear in person if she wants to press her request to see her children. "You can't phone this one in."

If Spears comes to court, Kaplan said she would be expected to testify. "She will have the opportunity to persuade the court that she can have some visitation under monitored conditions," he said.

Phone and e-mail messages requesting comment from Spears' attorneys Sunday afternoon were not immediately returned.

Kaplan said he knew it was only a temporary measure when he obtained emergency court orders two weeks ago granting sole physical and legal custody to Federline."These are very, very draconian orders," Kaplan said. "Because of that the court wanted to have a hearing to give her and her attorneys the opportunity to refute some of the declarations. No judge likes making orders terminating a person's involvement with their kids."

Meanwhile, police were preparing for a media frenzy in the downtown civic center if Spears appears, issuing warnings Sunday that vehicle and pedestrian violations would lead to citations.Kaplan said that if Spears comes to court, he would like to cross-examine her on the events of Jan. 3.

Source: rr.com/ AP Special Correspondent

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

at least he can show up at court this morning and she doesn't show her ownself, because the bitch is scared of him - he should be the one at fault for the mess he put her in | what a waist of my time reading this crap - I hope he can rot in hell for all I care, screw his own family so he can get what he wants ........... | he is undenialbally pathetic -

ObviousGirl said...

WTF?

Anonymous said...

if Kevin cared about his kids, he would help Britney - the mother of his children - through this hard time; not take the kids away from her! Yes, I agree, the kids need to be in a stable environment, but they'll never have that if their parents are in a constant custody battle. Instead of punishing Britney, why not help her?

Anonymous said...

to Anonymous at 6:08 PM:

Britney can't be helped until she's ready to be helped. And she's proved time and time again that she's not ready to take control of her life. Until she does decide she needs some type of help, the kids really should not be around her. They are very young and impressionable and her behavior has to be affecting them...

I wish people would start blame everyone else for Britney's issues and start blaming BRITNEY! Kevin, Lynn, Jamie, her friends - they can only do so much before Britney has to realize she's 26 and the mother of two kids. It's so blatantly obvious she needs help, but she is the one who is going to have to do something about it.

Anonymous said...

^^^

I agree...she needs to take action, BUT it is still very hard for her - especially not being in the right mental state. What she needs is a push and I think Kevin can/should give her that push...Her family's been trying to help, but hearing Kevin say that he's there for her and he WANTS to share custody would definitely help...

ObviousGirl said...

Sadly I don't think that Kevin wanting to share custody with her would push her to get help. Given recent events a judge wouldn't allow it. What's to say she won't have another episode when it comes time to return the kids to Kevin for his scheduled time?

If Kevin showed that he wanted to develope a reltionship of some sort that might help put her at ease for a bit. When she was in rehab (and Kevin visited with the kids) and doing the parenting classes with Kevin it was reported that she was at her happiest. I think more than anything she just wants her family back. (she's running around with that leech of a paprazo in her dress from the wedding reception) What it all boils down to is that she has to willingly want help, not be pushed or nudged to it. She's got to reach her moment where she goes to someone she's pushed away or just a hospital and admit that she needs help and ask help in getting it.

Anonymous said...

I agree with you. I also think she wants her family back. Because now she's just running around everday , going into drug stores and Starbucks and gas stations all the time. That woman doesn't know what to do with herself if her boys aren't around her. But I also think Kevon should try to help her. I mean they were married and he said he would care so much and loved her more than his own life....

ObviousGirl said...

He's probably tried to help her; but like when her family and closest friends tried to intervene she cut them out her life. I'm sure he (and everyone else that genuinely loved for her and not her image) wants to reach out and offer help; but it's a matter of if she'll take it or not or if she'll just cut herself off from them for trying to help.

It'd be nice if the media would back the fuck off. I honestly think if they did she'd have a fighting chance. That if anyone, she loved and pushed away, reached out to offer her help that she'd really consider taking it