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Mom to Brit -- I Have Rights Too!

7/6/2007 5:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Lynne Spears, Britney SpearsBritney Spears wants her mom, Lynne, to stay a country mile away from her kids. But the combination to the code that could give Lynne some serious legal firepower is 3104.

Specifically, Section 3104 of California's Family Code gives judges the power to award visitation rights to grandparents. Judges consider two factors -- if there's a preexisting relationship between the grandparent and the grandchildren -- in Lynne's case, there is.

The judge will also balance the benefits the child will get from visiting grandma against the rights of the parents to exercise their parental authority.

Here's where it gets interesting. If both parents nix the notion of grandma having visitation, there's a strong presumption the judge should deny grandma's request. So K-Fed may be critical if Lynne takes it to the judge. If Fed sides with Lynne, she'd have a shot.

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Joel Cairo    

Trailer trash who can afford lawyers. Great.

2607 days ago
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mjoelle    

Britney's mom should not get visitation she should get CUSTODY of those poor kids! Both biological parents are IDIOTS and I am really tired of having to read stories about Britney all the time. Do some stories on celeb moms that actually give a damn about their kids!!!

2607 days ago
183.

Brandon N. Bennetzen    

Britney "Miss Milli Vanilli" is a joke even with her lack of talent! Tiffany and Debbie Gibson are the real teen stars!

2606 days ago
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Dee    

I don't know if you realize this but a child is a refelection of their parents. Britts mom is the reason why shes so screwed up, when she was young her mom pushed her into ever square inch of spotlight she could. Now that Brits burned out and the money train ride has come to a halt, god knows what Britts mom is going to do with those grandkids to get back into the game. Britts mom shouldn't have contact with those kids, hell even Britt shouldn't have those kids, she sure as hell wasn't ready to be a mom. But either way Britt is a mom and she could do whatever she wants in her childrens affair. Her mom was a parent too and look what she did to Brit. Not all of Brits actions are her moms fult, but alot of her desire for attention and no responsibilty comes from Lynns parenting skills. Britts human, she will have her ups and downs in parenting and society just like everyone else. People keep forgetting celebrities are human beings like you and me. Stop being hypocrites and get over yourselves.

2606 days ago
185.

mama    

hey to take those kids away...shut up and grow up....when you learn to use appropriate language when talking about even the worst person than maybe you can have something to say until then....SHUT YOUR MOUTH AND LISTEN!

2604 days ago
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Keri    

Remember that Britt has not been proven unfit. She agreed to her rehab as much of a joke as that may seem to some. She has a right, as a parent, to decide who her children do or do not visit--with the exception of a custodial or non custodial ex spouse. If they allow Britney's mom to intervene in her relationship with her children and gain visitation, what does that say about Britney's rights? What if she has good reason for denying visits? What if the grandparent is trying to take over Britney's spot as a parent, and she can't do anything about it now? That's horrible.

I know it's mean to deny grandparents time with their grandchildren, but that needs to be a moral issue, not a legal one. As long as a parent is ruled fit to take care of their child, they should be fit to make that decision. HOWEVER, if that parent is unfit and she loses her kids, it should be an open matter because she's not able to make those decisions.

2603 days ago
187.

bettybop    

all of ya'l need to shut up because britney pays her mother bils, her mother don't have no money without her and what did her mother do for her sem's to me brltney have done for her family then they ever did for her. Also she didn't belong in rehab having two kids back to back can cause depression plus with the lost of a aunt that she was really close to is alot she was on medicine but they took her off of it, so all of ya need to stop hating and get a life asap

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