Britney Spears granted visitation rights

Britney Spears granted monitored visitation rights of her children, but Kevin Federline retains custody

A court hearing yesterday ruled that Kevin Federline retains custody of the children, while Britney Spears has been given monitored visitation rights.

The temporary arrangement was decided at a three-hour court session yesterday, which Federline turned up to wearing an eye patch because his ‘eye was sore’, while Britney failed to turn up at all and sent her lawyer, Sorrell Trope, to argue that her failure to produce a driving license was an ‘administrative mix-up’.

The new custody arrangement stays in effect until the next hearing on 26 October, where both Federline and Spears will be required to attend, says court rep Allan Parachini.

‘Britney’s access to her kids works out to about every other day,’ he explains. ‘The visits will not necessarily occur back-to-back.’

After the hearing, Federline’s attorney, Mark Vincent Kaplan, told People magazine: ‘We felt (the custody) orders were justified and Kevin was pleased with the orders in place.’ He added the children ‘are good and right now they’re in (Federline’s) custody.’

Britney’s lawyer declined to comment.

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