Kevin Federline gets temporary custody in LA courts

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By: Amanda Spence

britneyspears.jpgOn Monday, Britney Spears temporarily lost custody of her two sons, Sean Preston, 2 and Jayden James, 1 after a court battle with Kevin Federline, her ex-husband. Judicial sources reportedly quoted court documents that outlined, Federline "is to retain physical custody of the minor children on Wednesday October 3, 2007 at 12:00pm until further order of the court."

Spears, 25 and Federline, 29, finalized their divorce at the end of July, but were experiencing difficulties with the arrangements made for temporary shared custody of their sons with allegations floating around the Federline camp that Spears was an unfit mother. The singer and dancer who recently had a month-old contract cancelled with her management company following the hugely criticized public display at the MTV Music Video Awards show, has been making attempts to rebuild her career and salvage her image. All this in the lead up to her November album release; however, this new twist in her step puts a damper on her new strides.

A former Spears bodyguard complained earlier this month to court officials that he was concerned for the children's welfare and mentioned the nudity and drug use of their mom. Spears was ordered to undergo random drug testing in September following a Los Angeles Superior Court Judge's ruling. Court documents reportedly show that Judge Scott Gordon called Spears a habitual, frequent and continuous user of controlled substances, according to evidence presented in a closed hearing.

Tuesday's transcripts of court proceedings were reportedly sealed, revealing no details about the court's change in custody order giving Federline sole rights until the courts revisit this. The couple were given an earlier court order, restraining them from making derogatory comments about each other. Judge Gordon ordered Sears to see a therapist once a week as well as to hire a parenting coach and sign up for the Parenting Without Conflict Program.

 

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