BRITNEY FAILS TO WIN BACK SHARED CUSTODY

Published on: October 31, 2007
BRITNEY FAILS TO WIN BACK SHARED CUSTODY

Britney Spears' visitation rights with her sons has been modified following last Friday's custody hearing and she has not regained shared custody of Sean Preston, 2, and Jayden James, 1. L.A. Court Commissioner Scott M. Gordon ruled that Britney can have two daytime monitored visits a week and one overnight visit. The daytime visits will run from 12-7 p.m., while the overnight visit goes from 12 p.m. to 10 a.m.

According to court documents, parenting coach Lisa Hacker said Spears "loves her children and the children are bonded" to her, but that the pop star "rarely engaged with the children in either conversation or play." In her report, Hacker said the "environment at the house ranged from chaotic to almost somber with little communication at all." In addition, "It seems that [Britney's] choices are dependent more upon what she wants to do at any given time rather than what would be more enjoyable for the children."

Although the parenting coach wrote there was nothing she "would characterize as abusive in a traditional sense," she did note that Spears seemed to have a "lack of general attention at times." The coach concluded, "The problem is that unless Ms. Spears realizes the consequences of her behavior and the impact that it has [on] her children, nothing is going to be successful."

Britney was also ordered by Commissioner Gordon to continue the random drug testing and childproof her home. In addition, "the minor children are not to be transported in a motor vehicle by any party unless the children are properly secured in a properly installed child safety seat," the ruling said.

Britney and her ex, Kevin Federline, are due back in court on Nov. 26.