Today’s emergency hearing in the Britney Spears and Kevin Federline custody case ended without any ruling.
After meeting in court, the cafeteria, and in chambers regarding Spears’ request for overnight visits with her sons Sean Preston, 2, and Jayden James, 1, supervised by her mother, Lynne Spears, lawyers for both have “indicated they need to meet further” and will contact the court at a later date.
Earlier, Judge Scott M. Gordon questioned the validity of today’s hearing, which was called by lawyers for Britney Spears, and said that the pop “singer” had put herself in this predicament through her own choices.
Gordon told Britney Spears’ attorney, Anne Kiley, that he didn’t consider this an emergency situation. “Your client made a conscious choice not to do what was ordered,” Gordon said. “A choice that put us in this position.”
Oh. No. He. Didn’t.
The hearing reaffirms last week’s decision to give Kevin Federline custody of the former couple’s sons until the exes’ next court date October 26.
Britney Spears is allowed visits with Sean Preston and Jayden James, but only during the day and if supervised by a court monitor.
Federline’s attorney, Mark Vincent Kaplan, said in response to Britney’s request to have Lynne Spears monitor overnight visits: “I do not favor family members as monitors. It’s an inherent conflict of interest.”
In a display of how seriously she takes this, Britney Spears decided not make an appearance in person at the hearing, which took place at 8:30 a.m. in L.A.
Fortunately, no Britney Spears upskirt pic was entered into evidence. Wednesday night, Spears left her house around midnight, drove around town, and arrived at a private house at 2 a.m. She appears to have stayed there all morning.
UPDATE – STORY DEVELOPING: As of 5:30 p.m., Britney Spears will now be allowed one overnight visit with her kids per week – at least for the time being.
A court spokesman said today was the result of a compromise. Kaplan met with Britney’s lawyers during lunch and the attorneys agreed to “slightly increase” her visitation. In other words, K-Fed agreed to give Brit a break… and a chance.