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Spears' Attorney Fears Kidnapping

7/30/2007 7:57 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has obtained a declaration filed today by Britney Spears' lawyer, expressing fear that "criminals ... might target the minor children for financial gain."
Wasser declaration

Attorney Laura Wasser asked the judge this afternoon to seal the child custody portion of the divorce between Spears and Kevin Federline. In her declaration, Wasser wrote that the document -- which divides custody 50/50 -- details the specific timeshare schedule and transportation matters. Wasser fears if the document becomes public, the media would have "a greater ability to ascertain the physical whereabouts of the minor children."

Wasser wrote: "Such information greatly increases the chances that the actions of the media could threaten the safety of the minor children by, for example, causing a traffic accident or by exposing the minor children to criminals who might target the minor children for financial gain." Wasser did not use the word 'kidnapping,' but the intimation was certainly there.

The judge granted Wasser's motion to seal the custody documents, pending a full hearing next month. The judge also agreed to keep secret the child support provisions of the divorce.

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61.

tep    

Why do i always see pictures of Britney and a damn dog, but not her children!!

2540 days ago
62.

lmfao    

Mary - Geez - I wonder why you didn't get married till you were 38? Just had to hook up with a divorced loser with 2 kids. Sounds like you are a real catch!

2540 days ago
63.

He's just another Idiot    

I feel very sorry for Britney. She's been stressed out for a long, long time. She has supported her mother and sister, Fed-X, her two children, his children with Char, numerous people on her pay roll, and a constant barrage of stalking idiots photographing her every move. I wish the sleazy magazines and you, TMZ, would stop harassing her and leave her alone. She would probably love to take off somewhere to get her life together but she has all those people to support. It's a sad, sad situation. Getting rid of that creepy Fed-X is a good first step. Now, if her mother would get a job and Britney got herself a good manager and PR person and a good therapist, maybe she could have a better life. She's worth saving.

2540 days ago
64.

lmfao    

mary - oh you sound like one of those lovely feminists that looks so hot.

2540 days ago
65.

bustup    

THIS IS JUST LIKE BRIT CRYING ON THE TODAY SHOW - "I'M A VICTIM!!!" AS A WAY TO GET SYMPATHY AND DEFLECT CRITICISM OF HER PATHOLOGICAL "MOTHERING" ABILITIES.

SOMEONE DECLARE HER UNFIT AND GET THE KIDS.

BRIT, THERE'S NOTHING WRONG WITH BEING BIPOLAR - JUST TAKE YOUR MEDS.

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2540 days ago
66.

lmfao    

To - Help Me

ROFLAMO means rolling off my ass laughing my ass off

2540 days ago
67.

Freddy Angel    

Ummm.... So yeah... Anybody try that Mint Mojito gum yet??

2540 days ago
68.

itstrue    

Hope her lawyer is prepared to accept part of the blame if she harms these children in any way. This was a disgusting ruling.

2540 days ago
69.

Gail    

The problem here is simple, the government sees the amount of money someone makes as more important then what they do. If no one thinks that someone has their hand in Britney's pocket, you have to be stupid. If any other parent had done half of what she did, their children would be in custody.

The sad this is this, these kids will always be with her, no judge is going to take them away, she has to much money and in this time and age, that is what matters. All we can really do is pray her children turn out ok and not grow up as she has.

Also, the fault is not just on her, it is also on her parents. We all know her mom wanted to be a star and failed and threw Britney into it and now her sister is also in it. We can hope her sister is learning from this and there is no repeat.

2540 days ago
70.

Me    

Spears' attorney doesn't fear kidnapping. She had to say something to a judge that would "make sense" in order to get that sealed custody granted. What was she going to say? "Look, your Honor, I have a client who's crazy and the father is going to have my client's mother and former assistant testify to occasion after occasion where my client isn't capable of caring for her children...and in fact did great harm to them? And it'll confirm to her millions of fan the nutcase that she is?"

Yeah. Can't say that. Hmm....what to say, what to say, to get custody proceedings sealed? Ohhhhhhhh..."My client is afraid the boys will be kidnapped, so we can't release any teeny tiny detail of the court proceedings about this."

To quote Jon Lovitz, "Yeahhhhhhh...that's the ticket."

2540 days ago
71.

Patrick Algrim    

I don't think we care too much about B-uggg's

Reporting from: ithinkheblogs.com

2540 days ago
72.

heather    

an unfortunate side effect of celebrity is believing that you are the most important person alive. but this rubbish goes far beyond ego. she TRULY has symptoms of schizophrenia. delusions of grandeur, anyone? believing people are conspiring against her, frequent displays of catatonic behavior (although brief), inappropriate emotional displays, difficulty functioning in work and social settings......the list goes on. britney is a case study. i don't really care for her music (except "toxic." i LOVE "toxic") or her status in paparazzi-land, but i do believe that she, for her own sake and that of her young children, needs to get away from hollywood and see a therapist. she is literally killing herself with this out-of-control "life," if you can call it that.

2540 days ago
73.

J Doe    

let the STRESS of caring for two young soon to be wild kids get to her..she will stress out SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO BAD, SHE WII BE BEGGING KEVIN TO TAKE THEM OFF HER HANDS FOR GOOD !!

cant wait too see how she will handle a two yr old seans kid trantrum meltdown and all the photogs with video cameras are there to capture it.

2540 days ago
74.

Go with the Flow!    

That is a scary, the would-be-kidnappers probably thought that her kids would be
an easy target, seeing she is such a lousy mother. It seems to me she dotes on her
dogs more than she does her kids. I think she is selfish and does not think ahead for
more than one - two hours ahead of time, if that. Brittany does not seem to think about
the future and lives for now. She needs some kind of intervention. After having two kids
one after the other and then getting divorce, This woman went from point A to point Z
so fast. She has been on a destructive path since than, Sooner or later she could end
up hurt or loose her children,

A normal person just does not behave that way, I thought she was a level headed girl
when she first became famous, something must have happened to make her change
so drastically since she started having kids. Her troubles are deeper than we think.
Somebody should step up and take some action to help her as soon as possible.






Again, Elisabitch Hasselback we all dislike you and your dumb views. GO AWAY!!!!!!!!

2540 days ago
75.

Parents Need to Know    

Someone should kidnap Britney and drag her crazy ass to Betty Ford for 6mths.

K-Fed should have begged her to take him back and then signed her into rehab or a psych hospital to help her. i don't know if a spouse can do that in CA, but the state I live in a spouse can sign his/her mate in for 72 hours evaluation of their mental health, if they act like Britney has been acting.

But then - K-Fed is as whacked out as Britney is.

I think Britney is Bi-Polar and needs serious help, not everyone being a "yes" man or woman around her.

If she loses her kids permanently (even though she has shown the world she has never learned parenting skills, and should lose custody of them), they better have this young woman on suicide watch,

2540 days ago
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