In what feels like the 10,000th hearing in the Britney Spears and Kevin Federline custody battle, the pop singer is making a rare court appearance this morning in her attempt to regain overnight visitations with her two sons.
According to case insiders, Britney had originally asked for an unscheduled, ex-parte hearing to ask that the court grant her the right to have little Sean Preston and Jayden James, who will turn 3- and 2-years-old respectively in September, spend the night at her home. Instead, the court scheduled today’s hearing so Brit and her lawyer could "show cause" as to why she deserves these extended visits.
Brit-Brit, wearing a white, cap-sleeved cotton blouse, four-inch platform wedges, and khaki capri pants, arrived slightly before 8:30am PT, just in time for the hearing to begin. She was joined by her dad, Jamie Spears, his A-list lawyer Blair Berk. Also with the Spears entourage is Andrew Wallet, Jamie’s court-appointed co-conservator of Britney’s estate.
What was missing from the team on Brit’s side of the courtroom was her own lawyer — Stacy Phillips, who OK! has confirmed has been fired by the pop star. In a bit of deja vu, attorney Laura Wasser, who had been removed from the case ages ago by Britney, is once again — at least temporarily — repping the singer.
"You can’t keep track of this without a scorecard," a spokesperson for the court joked with OK! after hearing the news.
Wasser and K-Fed’s attorney, Mark Vincent Kaplan, met with commissioner Scott Gordon for around an hour while Brit and her ex waited in holding rooms nearby. It is expected that there will be some announcement of what was discussed in the not-so-distant future.
Stay tuned to OK! as this story develops throughout the day.