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Commish to Brit -- Nighttime Is the Right Time

10/11/2007 6:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Britney Spears will get one overnight visit with her kids per week -- at least for now.

L.A. County Court Commissioner Scott Gordon partially accepted her lawyer's plea to give Spears monitored overnight visitation. Spears, who was in court, was sworn in as the afternoon hearing began. She testified, but we don't know what she said.

Spears left the courtroom visibly upset. The overnight visits will be monitored. The parties have not reached an agreement on choosing a different monitor than the one who is already in place.

A court spokesman said today was the result of a compromise between the two sides -- Brit wanted more, K-Fed didn't want her to have any overnights.

K-Fed's lawyer, Mark Vincent Kaplan, said after the hearing that he met with Brit's lawyers during the lunch hour. The attorneys told the court that they all agreed to "slightly increase" Brit's visitation. In other words, K-Fed agreed to give Brit a break, and a chance.

Kaplan said protections were in place for the kids.

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61.

Sam    

TMZ - NOT EVERYONE is like your apparent favs - = Birkhead & Stern.

PLEASE try to be nicer to femals !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2478 days ago
62.

I    

Rock I.Q ~ Very well said. You are completely right!

2478 days ago
63.

Cooter Flasher    

Its funny how all these Britney lovers (who obviously have very high standards themselves...tsk tsk) bash K-FED's parenting skills and his ditching his other kids, yet Shar says nothing but good things. She broke up with him, yet she spirals down? Hmmm.

Sometimes its best to think logically. Blind hope and blind hate are just ugly.

2478 days ago
64.

GHOST    

I find it ironic that Britney started acting completely nuts around the time Anna Nicole Smith died. Perhaps Anna Nicole's spirit took over Britney. Britney is clearly crazy and should not have any contact with her kids until she completes rehab and is certified to be safe for her kids.

2478 days ago
65.

YAWN    

It's amazing how people continue to support this train wreck and make excuses for her behavior and say that she deserves to have her kids. This isn't about what she wants, it is about what is best for her kids. One week doesn't prove anything.

And for those of you who cut down Kevin for leaving his pregant girlfriend - your precious idol was SLEEPING with him knowing that he had a pregnant girlfriend, but then in your eyes, she does no wrong and you will make excuses for her and point the finger at others. How pathetic, but how very entertaining you all are in your delusions. Keep it up!

2478 days ago
66.

too sad    

she finally actually literally
woke up
from a hangover and made it to the court house.

maybe she read tmz and decided she better
wade through her photographers after all.


it's not like she never has to do that anyways to get her starbucks!!!!!!!

2478 days ago
67.

Lea    

It is good for Britney and her babies to be given this chance. She seems to be coming around very slowly... i.e., driving to the courthouse to appear in person.

2478 days ago
68.

ColinFarrelIisHot    

Shar Jackson has gone on record more than once saying Kevin is a terrible boyfriend but a great dad. We have never seen him parade the kids in public for the publicity. He made bad choices but there isn't anything to back up that he's using his kids for money or that he is a bad father. But he IS their father and has every right to fight for them and make sure they are safe. And from what I've read that's exactly what he's doing.

And as long as Britney does what the court requires and passes random drug tests then there is no reason she shouldn't be allowed to see her children either. It really disgusts me how people who have no clue who these people really are behind closed doors can say "she shouldn't see her kids, he shouldn't have his kids". They are the parents and both should be "allowed" to be with their children as long as they're not druggies or axe murderers or child molesters. Seriously people, take a step back and look at it as if these were your kids. Quit being so insensitive. Family law is the most intrusive branch of the law out there. And they are going through this in the public eye. I'm surprised she hasn't had a complete breakdown by now. I feel for all involved and I hope they work it out and think of the best interests of the children in all decisions.

2478 days ago
69.

Sick of people calling her the victim    

That's nice Kevin compromised.

2478 days ago
70.

roxette    

k-fed is a skank....for him this is ALL ABOUT MONEY...THE KIDS ARE HIS MEANS OF GETTING IT....

so where is HIS DRUG SCREENS ETC????? MR PartyHardy...

2478 days ago
71.

Cooter Flasher    

What's the over-under on cooter shots this week?

On gas stations visited?

Fast food meals eaten?

TMZ...you should get in on this action. This train-wreck just keeps wrecking. Its better than anything Hollywood writers have come up with in a long time. So many angles to play...

2478 days ago
72.

A    

Britney needs to face the consequences of her actions and realize that it's going to take more than a week of so-called "good" behavior to win her children back. In my opinion, Kevin is trying to be a good parent and look out for his children's best interest, and Britney only cares about herself. If they let her mother be the overnight monitor, Britney will just manipulate her into watching the kids while she's out, or at least handling all of their child care if she does stay in. She needs an objective, unbiased person there with the kids and should be attending those parenting classes the judge recommended. She has no idea how to take care of herself, let alone an infant and a toddler! And she's too selfish to see that she needs help. What a disgrace.

2478 days ago
73.

calling it like i see it    

Okay, first tmz reported the request was denied, now it is saying that the judge is letting her have one night, which is it? In your quest to make announcements first, you are misleading your readers. By the way, as you reported earlier, K-Fed and his attorney were not willing to grant her any over nights with her children, now you are stating K-Fed is giving her a break? Excuse me, but was the judge in this hearing named K-Fed? It is the responsibility of news outlets who want to remain crediable with their readers to stick to reporting facts and not letting your own feelings play a part in what you report.

2478 days ago
74.

Eric Justice    

Like you were all angels. Right! You are not the judge! Her judgement will come when she dies. You all should really be ashamed, you angels you.

2478 days ago
75.

Sharona    

That is the right thing to do! Now commissioner (or judge) get your head out of your ass and be fair with Britney. You have had your chrome dome in the sptlight long enough and everyone knows who you are. Yeah you might get a TV deal out of this after all. Maybe it makes more sense to give custody to an out of work, and not workable, man thats a sleazeball.

2478 days ago
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