The lawyer for Britney Spears‘ ex-husband Kevin Federline says the pop icon’s custody agreement with their two sons will stay the same, even if her conservatorship is dissolved next month.
Mark Vincent Kaplan, Federline’s family attorney, said the current agreement for their children Sean Preston, 16, and Jayden James, 15, is unlikely to be impacted – in part due to their ages.
Under the joint custody agreement, Federline has a much larger percentage of time with the boys than Britney has.
Kaplan told TMZ that there is no need to change the agreement because all parties involved are happy and due to the boys’ ages, there is ‘less concern’ about their supervision at all times.
It comes after a judge ruled that Britney’s father Jamie Spears must be suspended as the conservator of the singer’s personal life $60 million estate after 13 years, in news that reportedly caused Britney to ‘burst into tears’.
Britney Spears with her sons on holiday wearing a mermaid swimsuit
The lawyer for Britney Spears’ ex-husband Kevin Federline says the pop icon’s custody agreement with their two sons will stay the same, even if her conservatorship is dissolved next month. Pictured: Federline with his children Sean Preston (centre right), Jayden James, Jordan Kay (left) and Peyton Marie
Britney is relishing her recent conservatorship victory, taking to Instagram to celebrate.
The singer penned online, ‘On cloud 9 right now!!!’, alongside pictures and video of her flying a prop plane for the first time.
But there have been concerns about Britney’s wellbeing after her victory, after she posted a naked photo of herself on Instagram.
The court judgement is a huge victory for Britney in her long battle to regain control of her personal and financial affairs. LA Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny appointed accountant John Zabel as a temporary conservator after removing Jamie.
Zabel – a Certified Public Accountant will take over Britney’s financial affairs until the court decides she’s ready to look after herself again and the conservatorship can be completely terminated – which could happen in just a few months.
Dozens of fans and supporters of what has become known as the #FreeBritney movement gathered outside the court, waving banners and changing ‘Free Britney’ and ‘Jamie for jail’.
Britney’s lawyer, Mathew Rosengart, thanked the movement for its support, which he said had been ‘instrumental’.
He noted that while the ruling was a ‘substantial step toward [Britney’s] freedom’ there are still further allegations of Britney’s mistreatment that are being investigated by state and federal authorities.
Rosengart told TMZ that Britney should ‘absolutely’ sue her father if there is evidence that proves that Jamie misappropriated money.
Rosengart (pictured right) addressed the Los Angeles court seeking a suspension of the conservatorship to allow the continuation of the probe into Jamie’s time as Britney’s conservator
Dozens of fans and supporters of what has become known as the #FreeBritney movement gathered outside the court, waving banners and changing ‘Free Britney’ and ‘Jamie for jail’
Now, the pop icon can pursue her desperate quest to end the conservatorship altogether and live her life as she wants – including marrying and having another child – without needing father’s approval.
Britney was not in attendance at the hearing where a judge heard arguments for ending the conservatorship. Both of her parents Jamie and Lynn attended virtually via Zoom.
Rosengart delivered a powerful testimony, telling the judge that Jamie ‘cannot be in my client’s life for one more day.’
Another hearing to address the request to terminate Britney’s conservatorship completely is scheduled for November 12.
Britney’s lawyer Mathew Rosengart (pictured) addressed the crowd outside the Stanley Mosk Courthouse following Britney’s win
For more than a year, Britney has been calling for her father to be fired as her conservator and for an end to the conservatorship which she’s called ‘abusive.’
She has said that she’s ‘afraid ‘ of her dad and declared that she would not perform again until he was no longer in charge of the conservatorship he’s been overseeing since her much-publicized breakdown in 2008.
One of her most heart-wrenching revelations came during a tearful phone appearance at Judge Penny’s court last June when she said that she wanted to have a baby with her fiancé, personal trainer Sam Asghari, but the strict conservatorship wouldn’t allow her to remove her IUD birth control.
‘I feel ganged up on and bullied and alone,’ Britney told the court during that emotional statement. ‘I just want my life back.’