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Britney Spears Settles Custody Battle

Britney Spears Settles Custody Battle

Britney Spears has reportedly ended her battle to win back custody of her children, Sean Preston and Jayden James, from ex-husband Kevin Federline.

Kevin‘s attorney, Mark Vincent Kaplan, says both Britney and Kevin reached and signed off on a settlement in their custody case today.

Kaplan told OK!, “At about 8 p.m. PT, a final settlement in the Kevin Federline-Britney Spears custody case was signed. All parties have agreed to the following: Kevin will retain sole legal and physical custody of Sean Preston and Jayden James. Britney will continue to have visitation rights which may increase over time. The agreement will be presented to the court in the morning for approval by the commissioner.”

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# 1

1. She didn’t lose the custody battle. It is NOT PERMANENT.
2. Kaplan should SHUT THE **** UP.
3. Britney, I’m more than sure, will fight back when the conservatorship will be over in July (hopefully).
4. That unemployed “ecstatic” father of 4 must get a job and start be at least a quarter the man kaplan is portraiting him.

I support Britney, hope she’s alright. Laura knows what she’s doing.

The Spears FTW!

# 2

I’d do everything possible to regain custody if that were me. I think she really messed up big time and with TMZ paps harassing her to no end she didn’t stand a chance. I’m glad they put her on medication and she’s finally settled down and realizing that her boys are the most important. Don’t care much for Kevin because he’s a pot head and boozer.

# 3

Hey it just hit me but wouldn’t Kevin and Jen be the ideal couple? I mean they both love to party and smoke pot.

# 4

Laura does know what she’s doing.

If they went to court, all of the events of the past year or so could possibly end up causing her to have LESS than what she has now. NOT more. It’s not like she’s suddenly cured… cue the music and the children running down the beach to a deserving, reformed mother. It might be Hollywood, but it ain’t no movie. She’s still a sick, sad individual. No fan of Kevin’s, but there is such a thing as the lesser of two evils and he is certainly it in this case.

# 5

Somehow i feel this girl did the first good thing in a year. Being a mother of a 2 year old son, i cant Imagen letting him go. Maybe Brittney is a better mother then we think. Fighting about the kids isn’t healthy for them at all.

I would not be able to be so unselfish as she proved to be by stop fighting about the kids. I don’t think she gave up, i do think she has a new strategy now. Get my live in order and the judge will reward me. In the mean time ill see my kids 2 days a week and work my but af to succeed.

Good for her!

# 6

Britney is the best! She must keep the custody of her childrens! >.<

# 7

So kevin retains sole custody of the kids?! WTF Britney! She wanted kids so bad she sacrificed her career and married the first available loser to have them and now she does’nt even get to keep them. pffftt ! sad and ridiculous.

# 8

it’s a shame she didn’t fight harder..

# 9

i don’t like him and hope she gets more and more time with her boys

Britney is mentally ill. That is why she will never regain full sole custody of the boys. I don’t say that to be mean. I say the truth. She has to be on medication and she has to be watched. What we witnessed a few months ago is the tip of the ice berg. She should be counting her blessings that no one has come out to really talk about what went on. The girl cannot take care of her children. She isn’t capable. They are hold her together with medicine and therapy and minders so she can function enough to work and earn money. The paps did push her over the edge, but when you are legally an adult, it takes time for people to intervene. The whole situation is very sad. There are some kinds of mental illness that do not get obvious until a person is an adult. But Britney was also showing signs before that and they were ignores. I think her parents were just not equipped to realize and deal with what was happening. Plus she seem OK even if she was acting all spoiled and diva. But it all spiralled out of control.
She hated her parents and wanted to get away from their supervision so she kept getting married as soon as she was legal. Don’t be too hard on K-fed. Considering his own background, he has been pretty solid father no matter what else is going on with him.

[☆I n F a m o u s☆] @ 07/18/2008 at 8:25 am

lmaooo

good for kevin.

brit’s a dirty-dumb-bish who would just end up killing one of the tards.

as much as I feel for her – I think it’s for the best, for now. Britney clearly has a lot of problems that still need sorting out, and taking care of 2 young children full-time might just be too overwhelming to someone who still needs help herself. I’m not a fan of Kevin, but as #5 said, this is probably the right strategy now, for all parties involved. Britney has been getting better, and I hope that she will continue on this track she’s been on. Good luck Brit, I wish you all the best.

how could u had over ur kids?

thats just messed up

When Kevin Federline is the better parent (and he is) you know Britney is just so messed up. Did she even go to high school? What kind of parents does she have that they let her get so off the track????

“When Kevin Federline is the better parent (and he is)…”

How do you know? He could be hitting them boys for all you know!

#10 – you are uninformed and ignorant. Lots of people with mental illness are great parents. I have bipolar disorder and anxiety disorder but I am medicated and doing fine and have 3 wonderful children. Mental illness is not, by itself, sufficient cause to lose custody of one’s children.

she probably like it, that way she won’t take care of her two adorable mistakes 24 hours a day.

Keven just want the money that these kids bring to him lousy douche bag live off of child support money. He should get a job at wal-mart so he can pay Shar honest child support money.

That money hungry **** kevin doesn’t want those kids. All he wants is the money and its a damn shame that because their mother has made a few mistakes (caused by pap always following her around, which would drive anyone crazy) and can’t get her children back. They need their mother, not their leecher father.

Linda @ 07/18/2008 at 9:51 am

Keven just want the money that these kids bring to him lousy douche bag live off of child support money. He should get a job at wal-mart so he can pay Shar honest child support money.
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That’s true, but Britney does have some growing up to do still. A woman shouldn’t need 10,000 caretakers while trying to take on the responsibility of taking on two young children as well. Parenting is not an instantaneous art. Maybe joint-custody would have been better.

BETSY SMITH @ 07/18/2008 at 10:53 am

WHY WHEN MILLIONS OF WOMEN DO THE SAME THING… GO AFTER RICH MEN HAVE THEIR BABIES AND DEMAND HUGE
CHILD SUPPORT THEM..

SO WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE.. IF HE WANTS FULL CUSTODY IT IS
UP TO HER IF SHE WANT THIS.. MAYBE SHE CAN’T HANDLE THIS
RIGHT NOW.. MAYBE SHE IS GOING ON TOUR WITH MADONNA…

WHO KNOWS AND WHAT BUSINESS IS IT FOR THE PUBLIC TO
DECIDE…

She didn’t lose custody of her children, she gave it up and this has nothing to do with the conservatorship.  Britney fans have given her a free pass about this situation from the beginning.  Poor Britney, Kevin is such a blah, blah, blah.  All this week there have been leaked reports of Britney getting back to work on her music and her working with Madonna.  Since her breakdown, her team has been more concerned about getting her career back on track than anything else and now we know what the priority is.

poor kids. but this is a good decision./

That’s true, but Britney does have some growing up to do still. A woman shouldn’t need 10,000 caretakers while trying to take on the responsibility of taking on two young children as well. Parenting is not an instantaneous art. Maybe joint-custody would have been better.

I agree with you LuckyL but why does Kevin get the huge staff at his house. Kevin don’t work do he really need a nanny. He should have more hands on care with his boys. Why can’t he take them to the gym, if Britney did that she would get slammed by the media. I agree Britney is stupid and crazy but I don’t think Kevin is too much better. I just don’t think it’s right for a man to sit at home and do nothing. Why do Britney have to pay child support for Shar’s kids? that is so wrong.
I think both sides make errors but Britney get slammed for her errors more while Kevin don’t get slammed for nothing.

Linda @ 07/18/2008 at 11:48 am

I agree with you LuckyL but why does Kevin get the huge staff at his house. Kevin don’t work do he really need a nanny. He should have more hands on care with his boys. Why can’t he take them to the gym, if Britney did that she would get slammed by the media. I agree Britney is stupid and crazy but I don’t think Kevin is too much better. I just don’t think it’s right for a man to sit at home and do nothing. Why do Britney have to pay child support for Shar’s kids? that is so wrong.
I think both sides make errors but Britney get slammed for her errors more while Kevin don’t get slammed for nothing.
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Oh no mistake about it, K-Fed is a useless human being, just like any gold digger Betsey is so vehemently pointing out. I think people have pretty much been saying it for years, from the day we realized Britney was serious about marrying this joke who left a pregnant Shar Jackson. I’m sure he isn’t even paying Shar her support either btw. However, they really could both be accused of poor parenting, and Britney gave in to the lesser of two evils. No one should act like either is really all that great.

And I agree hmm about her career being the most important to her at the moment it seems.

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