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Brit Gets Visitation Rights — Was The Judge Too Harsh?

Kevin Federline just emerged from court (wearing an eye patch, which I assume we'll learn more about later) after testifying in today's hearing where Brit was a no show. Britney lost custody of the two boys on Monday and this afternoon the judge ruled to leave Kevin with full custody of the kids, but allow Britney monitored visitation rights. The next hearing is set for October 26th, and the judge ruled that both parties must be present.

Since Monday, Brit has finally gotten a valid CA license and signed the court order papers saying that she will attend the mandatory parenting classes and take the drug tests. It would seem she is taking steps in the right direction, but it apparently wasn't enough to prove to the judge that she deserves custody. Maybe, just maybe she has learned her lesson and these past two days were the wake-up call she needs to get her life in order.

What do you think — was the judge too harsh in deciding to keep full custody with Kevin?

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Morgana Morgana 9 years
I don't like Britney and as a mum I feel sad for those kids but you've never seen Kevin with the children only grandparents and nanny! He's out party but that's okey? He's the one who's smoking weed and that's okey? The only good about him is that he got himself a good lawyer that will make Britney pay so he still can play the fields. There's no proof that Kevin is a good father just because Britney is not the best mother. He only wants her money and he didn't acted until she stopped paying him every month.
moon-rose moon-rose 9 years
she need to prov some thing
PrincessAmes PrincessAmes 9 years
I'm so sick of Britney - Then again, she is good entertainment. Too bad money can't buy common sense.
pinupsweetheart pinupsweetheart 9 years
Nope.
sumnboutme sumnboutme 9 years
It seems she's trying her hardest to NOT get awarded custody. What does she do after the judge gives his decision? She gets a tan. Does that sound like someone who wants custody of her own kids?
dpbluiz13 dpbluiz13 9 years
The kids should have been taken away a long time ago. At this rate, she'll never learn her lesson.
BRANDYNICOLE730 BRANDYNICOLE730 9 years
Everyone around is concernced that she's going to kill herself. You don't leave children alone with someone like that. I mean there have been reports of her body guards not allowing her to swim with the boys, due to their fear she would kill them...
robertodenise robertodenise 9 years
She did not even show up so how important could it be for her? She is more interested in being followed around by the paps asis her "cousin".
bizzybee bizzybee 9 years
I'm not surprised. When the ex parte motion awarded Kevin physical custody, albeit temporary, that pretty much indicated to me that Brit has bigger issues than just obtaining a valid driver's license. The judge's primary concern is to insure the health, safety and welfare of the children. The burden is now on Britney to demonstrate that she is responsible, capable of being a decent parent and following through on all of the court orders in a thoughtful and timely manner. It takes a lot to lose custody but once it happens it can take up to a year of good behavior to regain. Brit will be given visitation rights most likely with supervision until then.
inadee inadee 9 years
I think she's lucky to even get visitation rights!
rubialala rubialala 9 years
He was not too hard on her. She didn't do what the court ordered because she thought she didn't have to.
spider78 spider78 9 years
The judge is only looking out for those children, it dosen't matter if you are Britney Spears or Joe Blow. I agree, it looks like she is totally not interested in her children and dosen't even want them. I would die if my son was taken away and do everything I could to get him back. She will regret this in the future when she wants them in her life and they want nothing to do with her.
jennybop jennybop 9 years
i wish i was as rich as her. but i bet it would be easy to lose it when everyone arounds you expect perfection. btw, i dont care for her now. she needs to go to rehab. then i'll have some respect for her.
sashak sashak 9 years
Judges get miffed when people don't do what they say?!?! Um, DUH! They are judges. You HVAE to do what they say. They interpret the law &, based on that, rule on the case before them. Welcome to the 3 branch system of govt. & yeah, family court judges are really harsh. They have to be. There are children's lives at stake
smarler smarler 9 years
She didn't even show up? Then the judge was absolutely right to deny her parental rights.
paradisee paradisee 9 years
she should attend the mandatory parenting classes and take the drug tests BEFORE she gets vivitation Rights
Midnightkiss4u09 Midnightkiss4u09 9 years
The judge was not to harsh with his ruling.
JenBrett JenBrett 9 years
while i'm sure there are worse parents out there in the world, she's being a shady parent infront of the world, it's her own fault. anyone who has entered into the entertainment industry after the golden age of hollywood knows they have little expectation of privacy. it's not like OK!, Us Weekly and People just hit the news stands this year. People is older than she is. big thanks to hurst for sensational entertainment.
LyzzNY LyzzNY 9 years
this girl needs help! and lots of it!!!!
geohiker geohiker 9 years
Judges think the world revolves around them, and get miffed when people don't do what they say! Hopefully she can pull her life back together and get past this. (And, hopefully, this is not all a ploy by Kevin's pr people so he can have custody - and that all-important child support income from her!)
dmblauren dmblauren 9 years
no he wasn't too harsh. she's a mess.
sway- sway- 9 years
i don't know why anyone in their right mind would feel sorry for her. Would you let her babysit your kids, let alone watch them overnight or worse, trust her to raise them?!? i didn't think so.
PRgirl03 PRgirl03 9 years
I also believe that Kevin's attempt for custody is just his way of trying to get additional income from Britney. I know he's trying to portray the image of concerned father and "what's in the best interest of the children," but I think in the end it's going to come down to $$$. He's a wolf in sheep's clothing. I feel sorry for both of these little boys!
PRgirl03 PRgirl03 9 years
I think Britney needs to get out of LA and re-enter Rehab someplace far far away from the Paparazzi. Given the recent media attention and from looking at the pictures online, I just don't get the vibe that she cares about what's happening to her. I wouldn't be surprised if she's secretly happy deep down about not having to take care of her children and that they can be someone elses responsiblity for the time being -- i.e. Kevin, so she can go back to doing whatever, whenever.
vinnie vinnie 9 years
It's only fair to give the father a shot at raising the kids. She is obvs a mess (just look at that picture!) She is too much of a spoiled child herself to be raising kids. There is a screw loose somewhere up there.
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