Britney Spears' custody blow
- Bang Showbiz
- 18 July 2008
Britney Spears' ex-husband Kevin Federline has retained "sole legal and physical custody" of the couple's two sons.
The troubled 26-year-old singer - who currently has monitored visitation sessions with Sean Preston, two, and 21-month-old Jayden James, two days a week and one overnight stay - has signed off on a settlement agreeing the custody arrangement.
Kevin's attorney Mark Vincent Kaplan said last night (17.07.08): "At about 8pm, a final settlement in the Kevin Federline-Britney Spears custody case was signed. All parties have agreed to the following: Kevin will retain sole legal and physical custody of Sean Preston and Jayden James.
"Britney will continue to have visitation rights which may increase over time. The agreement will be presented to the court in the morning (18.07.08) for approval by the commissioner. Kevin is ecstatic and the boys are thriving."
Britney first lost custody of the children in October.
In January, all rights to see them were withdrawn following her alleged mental breakdown.
Subsequent court appearances have seen her visitation time slowly increased.
She is now currently under the legal conservatorship of her father Jamie, who has control over her entire estate and financial accounts.