As Britney Spears’ parenting skills are coming under intense scrutiny, Kevin Federline’s lawyer, Mark Vincent Kaplan, talked to Us Weekly about it.
In addition to having a cool sounding name, the attorney shed light on the couple’s divorce, custody situation, and K-Fed’s concerns about the safety of his children when with Spears.
Us Weekly: Is Kevin Federline happy with Monday’s court proceedings finalizing the divorce?
Mark Vincent Kaplan: I think that he was pleased that that phase of the case could be finalized.
Us: How does he feel about the current 50/50 shared custody agreement?
Mark Vincent Kaplan: I think that Kevin would like to have as much custody as he could get because he feels that the children would benefit by that. I’m sure Britney Spears wants more custody as well. I don’t think anyone should draw any presumption or conclusion from the fact that the judgment was entered on Monday, that everything is fine as of Monday.
Us: Is the question of custody still open?
Mark Vincent Kaplan: The judgment could be filed but it might not relate to the current circumstances, it might relate to prior ones, and there’s always an ability to at least apply to the court that you need to change in the interest of the kids.
Us: What’s Kevin like as a father?
Mark Vincent Kaplan: I don’t want to talk about the kids, but I can say that he is a hands-on dad and I think that he is a very focused parent who believes that any kids, but especially kids of this young age, need to have structure and consistency and that he has always provided that and wants to make sure that they get the benefit of that as much as possible.
Us: Is he concerned when Sean Preston and Jayden James aren’t under his care?
Mark Vincent Kaplan: Well I can’t say how he feels about it, but I can say that all of these things that come out [about Britney], if true, are cause for concern to me. He is someone who has gone out of his way to protect his kids as much as possible. I don’t recall ever seeing a picture of him with his kids in tow out in public because he feels that could subject them to an unnecessary risk and doesn’t benefit them. His desire is that these kids have a chance to grow up free, in as normal an environment as possible. He’s somebody that never has tried to boost his appearance in public through his children.