In an interview with Page Six, Kevin Federline’s attorney, Mark Vincent Kaplan said that he doesn’t believe the end of the pop star’s conservatorship will have any effect on the custody arrangement for their children. Kaplan states that Jamie Spears, the conservator for Britney Spears, has had little if any input on the custody agreement.
Kaplan explained that the 39-year-old Spears and Federline, 43, were able to reach an agreement on their own. He stated that the parents of 16-year-old Sean Preston and 15-year-old Jayden and the kids themselves were able to “work this out amongst themselves.”
Kaplan told Page Six, “[Jamie’s suspension] doesn’t affect [the custody arrangement]. Even before he was removed, there was a restraining order — that’s in place until August of next year — so there hasn’t been much interaction between Jamie and Kevin to begin with because the only interaction that [Kevin] has [with that side] is regarding the kids.”
The current custody agreement gives Federline a 70% share of custody to Britney’s 30%. However, they’ve been sticking with whatever works for the time being and it’s mostly been amicable.
“Britney and Kevin haven’t been exercising custody pursuant to the order — it’s sort of been what they agree to,” said Kaplan. It sounds like they’re being adults. If everybody’s happy (particularly the kids), then hopefully they can keep it up.
Federline’s lawyer did state in June that he was concerned that Britney’s conservatorship might end without a mental health evaluation, which might cloud their next steps in terms of custody. He now says that he will support the court’s decision to not order an exit evaluation. Presumably, they just want what’s best for all involved.
“If some of the things that were said publicly were true and her rights were very seriously infringed, he just wants her to have a happy and strong future moving forward,” Kaplan said. We can only read this as a statement of support for Britney.