Monday, October 01, 2007
A judge has ordered that Britney Spears turn her children over to Kevin Federline on Wednesday at noon. The ruling came about as a result of an ex-parte motion filed by Kevin's attorney.
I don't know what caused Kevin's attorney to file an ex-parte application, but whatever Britney did, she must have done before 10am Friday because that is the latest Kevin's attorney could have given notice to Britney's attorney for the hearing today. There was nothing in the order suggesting it had anything to do with not being properly licensed to drive in the State of California, so it may be that she did fail a drug test or some other condition that was put in place last month.
All I know is that having the kids was probably the only thing keeping Britney from going totally off the deep end. The judge did keep all the orders in effect which means Britney still has random drug tests and must fulfill all the other requirements set forth by the judge, but honestly, I don't think she is going to have much incentive. Once custody transfers, even in a "temporary" situation like this it is extremely difficult to regain custody. Britney is going to have to show a remarkable turnaround and probably subject herself to supervised visitation and will have to do this for a year or so before she will be able to have any shot at trying to regain custody or even unsupervised visits.
It's not just Britney. Many times, I have seen a parent just give up when they see what hurdles they have to face and just go completely off the deep end. It often takes years before they turn their life around enough to get back what they once had. This week will test Britney more than any other she has faced. It will be really interesting to see what path she chooses.