Kevin Federline’s attorney says he never interfered with the 13-year-old guardianship of Britney Spears.
Mark Vincent Kaplan, who has represented Spears’ ex-husband for three years, opened in a new interview about the DJ’s goals for the former couple’s children Sean, 15, and Jayden, 14, amid the controversial legal battle over the personal and personal life of the pop star. financial affairs.
“Kevin was not involved in the guardianship, and he was not an agent of the Curator or anyone on that side of the probate case,” Kaplan told Page Six. “From the start Kevin had a goal and that was to make it more likely, as soon as possible, that he and Britney could have a successful co-parenting relationship with the children.”
Kaplan added that his client had “never threatened anything” with regard to his children and those of Spears, and had only made decisions “for the good, the health and the well-being of the children.”
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The lawyer stressed that Federline “has never used his children as pawns for anything”, insisting that their two boys have “always” been his top priority.
Earlier this week, Kaplan told Fox News that Federline was concerned that the “Toxic” singer would regain full control of her life “without any expert assessment,” days after Spears spoke up. in court and pleaded with the judge that she wants her guardianship to end without a psychological examination.
“I saw that it was reported that Britney wanted [the conservatorship] finished without any expert assessment, ”Kaplan told us. “One thing I can imagine will spawn a new dialogue if it was over, is that I know she revealed in the statement she made that she had been put on lithium, and I think, like you can imagine, lithium is considered a very potent mind-altering drug. “
Meanwhile, over the weekend, a transcript leaked online from fan account @ Meaner03, consisting of an interview with former Spears manager Larry Rudolph. According to documents via Page Six, Rudolph described Federline as a “necessary part” during Spears’ response in 2008 following his outage.
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“Kevin was invited to this call because he was going to be involved in the planning – I’m sorry, the execution, should I say, of this intervention,” Rudolph reportedly said in documents leaked via the outlet. “It was a necessary part. There were no legal issues discussed. There was no – nothing to that – nothing in that order. Only a discussion of the execution of the intervention.”
Rudolph continued: “Kevin had already introduced himself, through his lawyer, and said, ‘I’m getting down to earth. Unless she goes to rehab… if she doesn’t get help, I’m taking these kids away. “”
Kaplan recalled an event that happened in 2008 when Federline showed up at Spears and “locked herself in the bathroom with the boys.”
The lawyer said Federline requested sole custody after the incident “because he didn’t think the children were safe”.
The 39-year-old singer addressed court for the first time in recent years on June 23. During the virtual hearing in a Los Angeles superior court, Spears expressed his desire to end his guardianship. His lawyer, Samuel Ingham III, said at the hearing that Spears had not formally asked him to file a motion to end the guardianship. It appears that the petition has not yet been filed.
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Kaplan discussed what it would mean for the former couple’s custody deal if the guardianship ended. He said it was “always changeable, depending on the best interests of the child.”
He also reiterated his client’s concerns about the medical care Spears received.
“Would the mere fact of the end of the guardianship force Kevin to agree to change the existing custody order? No,” he said. “Kevin must be able to have information to inform his judgment on what this order should be.”
Federline currently has “at least” 70% custody while Spears has 30%. Kaplan added that Federline’s team would need “a lot of information” that they currently don’t have. However, he said Sean and Preston were “doing very well” with their father.
“They see their mother, and the end of the guardianship in itself, in my opinion, would not be a change of circumstances justifying a change of the guard,” added the lawyer.
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There has been movement in the Spears Trusteeship case since the June 23 hearing. The judge on the case on Wednesday rejected the pop icon’s request to dismiss his father Jamie as a Tory.
“The Registrar’s request to suspend James P. Spears immediately after the appointment of Bessemer Trust Company of California as sole registrar of the estate is dismissed without prejudice,” state court documents, which were obtained by Fox News.
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Spears court-appointed lawyer Sam Ingham asked the court to replace Jamie spears with the Bessemer Trust. According to TMZIngham is said to have only recently filed documents asking for Bessemer to be named co-curator, which has been approved, although the outlet reports that additional documents to formalize Bessemer’s role have yet to be filed.