Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Latest In Custody Battle

Sources tell TMZ Kevin Federline would like Britney to see her kids, even during the conservatorship. We're told K-Fed has no prob allowing the kids to visit Brit at her home, with one string attached - that Brit's parents are present during the visits.

We hear K-Fed isn't worried that anything bad would happen to the kids, his biggest concern is that Britney might drive with them, but Jamie would be there to put the kibosh on that. Sources also say K-Fed doesn't want custody 100% of the time - it's just too much. He'd like Britney to share custody or at least visitation.

And we're hearing there's talk Britney could go to a private facility for treatment and K-Fed would have no problem allowing the kids to visit her there, just as they did when Brit was at Promises. We're told there was a plan weeks ago to get Brit to an out-of-state facility but that didn't work out. Finding a private treatment facility is a priority, however, the powers of the conservators are limited and it just ain't that easy.

Here is a statement from Britney's attorney Anne Kiley (who is allegedly filing to be removed the from case today):

"The first amendment rights aren't absolute. We aren't trying to control the paparazzi, we are trying to control what we can control. We've heard nothing from the respondent (Kaplan) in his papers or arguments as to why it is that attorneys need to make statements to the media."

But it seems to be too little too late; Trope & Trope's request for a gag order on this case has been denied: "Mark Vincent Kaplan, objected to the gag request, stating that it was a violation of free speech. Kaplan said Kiley has accused him of leaking like a sieve. Kaplan also cited a conversation he had with Kiley that ended up on TMZ while the conversation was still taking place," according to TMZ.

Mark Vincent Kaplan's response:"You can order the biggest gag order you want, but that won't stop the paparazzi from following Ms. Spears. A gag order is usually in place during criminal trials where a jury of lay persons can be subject to information but that's not the case here."

This probably means the vulture will hold a nice big press conference since he loves hearing his own voice and the camera time.

Source: TMZ.com


The lawyers couldn’t agree amongst themselves, Brit will not get visitation with Sean Preston and Jayden James. There is no change in the custody order. Also, the Commish made it clear - the issues with the conservatorship being removed to Federal court have no bearing on the custody case.

Also, Trope and Trope is out as Brit’s lawyer. Stacy Phillips is now the new lawyer on the case. It’s ironic, we know K-Daddy wants Brit to have visitation and the lawyers came to court today trying to accommodate that, but it didn’t happen.

Source: TMZ.com

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

When that moron hurt those boys kfed will be responsible.