Britney Spears Gets More Time with Sean, Jayden

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Britney Spears' visitation rights with sons Sean Preston and Jayden James have been expanded following a hearing with ex-husband Kevin Federline.

There is no change in custody, K-Fed's attorney Mark Vincent Kaplan said at a press conference, but overnight visits for Britney Spears (who has been without them for months) "will be phased in in the near future."

"The court made orders today, orders that the parties were able to mostly agree to," Kaplan said. "It represents a a cautious step moving forward."

Britney Spears arriving and leaving the May 6 court hearing.

Mark Vincent Kaplan added that the court was "pleased with the progress that seems to be occurring" with Britney Spears daily, and said that he believes Tuesday's court ruling is "a step in the right direction.

"The children (Sean Preston and Jayden James) are doing great â€" that's the key," Kaplan also said. "That's what all of this is about."

Court spokesman Allan Parachini also read a statement to the press from Britney's divorced parents, Jamie Spears and Lynne Spears.

"We are so pleased with Britney's progress, and we are very appreciative of the court's recognition of this progress," he said.

The next progress hearing is set for July 15.

After the hearing ended, Britney Spears was seen smiling and leaving with Jamie and Lynne. When asked if she was happy, Britney's attorney, Stacy Philips, gave a smile and a thumbs up sign.

Lynne and Jamie were smiling and talking to each other. As Kevin Federline left the courtroom, he smiled but did not say anything.

Federline has had primary custody of their sons since early January, when Spears, 26, was involuntarily hospitalized after she refused to turn over her youngest son, Jayden James, to K-Fed's bodyguard.

As the singer's stability and ability to put on pants have both improved under the co-conservatorship of her father, she has been granted regular visits with Sean and Jayden.

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