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Britney Spears

Files for Divorce

11/7/2006 5:47 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Britney Spears has filed a petition for divorce from Kevin Federline.
Divorce
TMZ obtained the legal papers, filed today in Los Angeles County Superior Court, citing "irreconcilable differences." In her petition, Spears asks for both legal and physical custody of the couple's two children, one-year old Sean Preston and two-month old Jayden James, with Federline getting reasonable visitation rights.

As for money, sources tell TMZ the couple, who married in Oct. 2004, has an iron-clad prenup. Not surprisingly, Spears is waiving her right to spousal support. She's also asking the judge to make each party pay their own attorney's fees.

Spears gives the date of separation as yesterday, the same day she flaunted her incredible revamped physique during a surprise appearance on David Letterman's show. Sources tell TMZ there was no single reason for Britney pulling the plug, rather, it was "a string of events."

Spears has hired powerhouse celebrity divorce lawyer Laura Wasser, who has repped a number of celebs, including Angelina Jolie, Nick Lachey and Kiefer Sutherland. We're told Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe asked Wasser to rep both of them in their split, but Wasser declined for personal reasons.

Significantly, Britney lists the date of her marriage as October 6, 2004. There was an uproar around the time of the wedding because the highly publicized "secret" ceremony was held on Sept. 18th, leading many to question the validity of the ceremony. Now the divorce documents indicate that the lavish ceremony was not the official wedding.

Click to read the petition for divorce documents.
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1366.

Stormy    

Yeah Girl! He's a loser!

2881 days ago
1367.

meg    

Way to go girl !!!!! In the divorce settlement make him agree to stop buying clothes that he might grow into. They do make clothes in smaller sizes that would actually fit him.

2880 days ago
1368.

Tiger Tale    

Brit should get an AIDS test. That Kevin lost more weight than Nicole Richie in the past two years and given his, er, taste in the good life, he is at risk.

2880 days ago
1369.

nancy summerhill    

she's young and learned her lesson, now leave her alone!!!!!

2880 days ago
1370.

Kelly T.    

Well It's about freakin time. If you want a real man, find me. Kevin is nothing more than little bitch. If he doesn't like that tell him to come and throw down with me. K-Fed YOU LITTLE BITCH. LEARN HOW TO BE A REAL MAN AND TAKE CARE OF YOUR CHILDREN!!!!!!!!!

2880 days ago
1371.

BD    

K-Fed to career dead...such is the life of a celebrity hanger-on!

2879 days ago
1372.

LMFAO    

Yeah, sh*t happens don't it, in other news blah blah blah ect......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

2878 days ago
1373.

Cindy    

Britney...Keep your head up and just focus on your precious boys. The 3 of you are so much better off. He is a wanna be. You are classy lady. Don't let the tabloids rap you up in his drama. Stay quiet and you will come out better in the end. He is showing his true colors and only wants your money. I can't imagine any court in the world giving him custody. He is proving he is not a good dad by his actions. He is showing the world what he is truly made of ..DIRT...Stay strong

2878 days ago
1374.

Felicia    

I wonder what made her think he would be there for her kids just because she's a superstar when he wasn't even there for his first kids. Leaving his girlfriend pregnant, in fact, for Britney! But she is definitely better off without him.. They both are... Can't wait to see pics of the next family picnic!!

2877 days ago
1375.

FEATHERWOOD    

I hope everyone realizes at some point that any time a marriage ends its sad. while i agree she's better off without him at some point in the relationship she had hopes and dreams and believed it would work...

2877 days ago
1376.

britjeanspears.org    

Great!!!

2876 days ago
1377.

Charles Mears    

Britney I Know It's Hard But Dont Worry You Will Get Over It From The Love And Support Of Your Family,Friends And Fans The Pain Isin't Forever But I Know It's Tough Keep Your Head Up Sweetie
Charles
Ft Lauderdale,FL

2876 days ago
1378.

Alen    

WAY TO GO BRITNEY!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU GOT RID OF THAT FAG!!!! RAPPER WANNA BE HEHEHEH NOW BRITNEY SHOULD STAR IN SOME SEXY MOVIES TO GET THE POPULARITY HIGH

2876 days ago
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Charles Mears    

All oh you people that talk shit about kevin isin't helping her she still cares about him im sure you cant just stop caring just like that if you are really here to support her then dont talk shit just support her and tell her to keep her head up shes been through alot and 99% of it is BullS$it that those screwed up magazines make up or blow up i personaly think that none of this is are business and we should oh never even known about the divorce or all the rumors that are made up by those magazines well it's whatever im sure no one cares what i say anyway so Britney just keep your head up and keep yourself busy and this will be in your past sooner then you think
Charles
Ft Lauderdale, FL

2875 days ago
1380.

Jamie    

Britney divorcing Kevin? It's a dream come true. I think that she should have never married him in the first place. Don't stars EVER take the time to think these things out? Don't they EVER think about the consequences?

2874 days ago
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