Britney Spears has been making big legal moves to reclaim her life, but getting her two sons back might not be in the cards for her.
The Princess of Pop’s ex-husband Kevin Federline has primary custody over the pair’s two boys, Sean, 16, and Jayden, 15, and the agreement reportedly won’t change — even if her conservatorship is terminated.
Britney's next conservatorship hearing is scheduled for November 12, but Federline’s lawyer, Mark Vincent Kaplan, recently told TMZ that he doesn’t expect the possible ending of her conservatorship to affect the current custody arrangement.
The Crossroads actress originally lost custody of her boys back in 2007 following what became known as her public “breakdown,” but she was granted 50/50 custody with Federline after her conservatorship was put into place in 2008.
In 2019, her custody was reduced, with Federline getting 70 percent custody and the “Circus” singer only getting 30 percent unsupervised custodial rights.
Kaplan told the outlet that this arrangement is unlikely to change regardless of the outcome at the next conservatorship hearing, mostly because of the boys’ ages. The attorney claimed there isn’t much concern over their supervision at all times as they get older, and that the two teenagers have a lot of say in their own situation.
The present custody agreement allows Britney to see her boys whenever she wants, and whenever they want. Kaplan argued that there would be no reason to change things up as everyone is happy with the way things are currently going.
It is unclear whether or not Britney will attempt to change her custody arrangement details when, or if, the conservatorship is terminated.
“I believe that the suspension of [Jamie Spears] is in the best interest of the conservatee, Ms. Britney Spears,” Judge Brenda Penny ruled on Wednesday, September 29.
John Zabel was appointed as a temporary conservator of her estate until December 31, although the pop singer is hoping to end the controversial conservatorship once and for all.
Britney's attorney, Mathew Rosengart, described Jamie as a “cruel, toxic and abusive man,” during the hearing last month. The attorney is now pushing to get the conservatorship dissolved, citing his client’s “well being” as the most important factor.
Rosengart has been vocal about his plans to investigate Jamie’s actions while in charge of his daughter’s estate, especially after new details have pointed to alleged questionable actions behind the scenes of the conservatorship.
It recently came to light that Jamie and the conservatorship were allegedly listening in on Britney’s private phone conversations and text messages after new documentaries accused the conservators of illegally bugging her bedroom and monitoring her cell phone.
“Mr Spears and his representatives did something unfathomable, unfathomable – they eavesdropped on some of the most intimate communications of my client,” the lawyer said during the hearing.
Rosengart has previously made it clear that he intends to hold Jamie and others involved fully accountable with an investigation into the unethical actions of the conservatorship over the past 13 years.