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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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91.

Cooter Flasher    

so where is HIS DRUG SCREENS ETC?????

drugs aren't the end-all-be-all in determining an "unfit" parent. No need to collect evidence for a claim that has never been made.

Flashing privates, clubbing all night every night, drugs, giving kids soda, etc. are all evidence in support of a claim that a judge found legitimate.

It wasn't rocket science.

2479 days ago
92.

mickey lou    

Who is paying for K-jerks lawyer? Brit? her golddigger ex doesn't hav money or a job!

2479 days ago
93.

the_degenerate_club    

I never was a fan of Britney until she started going through a hard time. Seeing everyone kick her when she is down is really disgusting on so many levels. People respond differently to heartbreak than others. It doesn't make you crazy, only makes you human! This girl has been through it and still manages to get out of bed in the morning? I daresay a few of the losers here would have given up long ago. I understand it's difficult to put yourself in another person's shoes (especially if you are a self-riteous, shallow or narrow-minded person) but it never hurts to try.

You will get your babies back Britney. It's just a matter of time. Hang in there!!

2479 days ago
94.

calling it like i see it    

Everyone has an opinion on this subject, but by all accounts, exactly what has she done to put these children in danger? Shaving her head, flashing her privates, putting on a bad performance do NOT make a bad mother. Tacky yes, bad mother, NO. She has passed her drug tests, so exactly what is the problem, except that Kevins money runs out at the end of this month. I admit her personal life, at least what is reported about it is out of whack, but nothing anyone has reported warrants taking these children from their mother. The only thing I ever saw was driving without them being in a carseat, haven't seen her do that anymore. Someone please clear this up for me, what that involves these kids has she done to warrant this???

2479 days ago
95.

oxyclean    

She looks like Tom Cruise!

2479 days ago
96.

Annette    

K-FED WAS GIVEN THE OPTION OF MAKING A DECISION BECAUSE HE IS THE PETITIONER IN THIS CASE. HAD THE TWO SIDES BEEN COMPLETELY UNABLE TO MAKE A DECISION, THEN THE COMMISSIONER WOULD HAVE STEPPED IN & MADE A DECISION THAT PERHAPS NEITHER SIDE WOULD HAVE LIKED.

WHAT THE COMMISSIONER DID IN THIS INSTANCE WAS SIGN OFF ON WHAT THE TWO PARTIES WERE ABLE TO COMPROMISE ON.

2479 days ago
97.

Erica    

I have no sympathy for Britney anymore. She has been playing the public for weeks now. The judge certainly can see through her theatrics and charades, but before taking custody completely away from her he gave her this last chance. He has put her in a position of having to put her money where her mouth is literally and to prove that she is a decent mother. It must gall her, that for once in her pampered, priveledged and overinduldged life she can't do it her way. Good for the judge!!! Those children needs parents not pampered rock stars. (By the way most pampered rock stars are still capable of being parents, she chooses to play at being a star above being a parent)
This is a custody battle and appearances count. Compliance with court orders count. And by her own behavior and attitude she has made Federswine look like the better parent.
This Trainwreck has no-one to blame but herself.

2479 days ago
98.

This case is a very public disgrace...    

well put rock iq.....Lest we forget, Kevin left the kids in Brit's care for the past two years....his ONLY concern is for his own well being. Who exposes infants to pink eye, concerned parents? Kevin is a mooch and a loser, and got way more than the prenup said, just for the LIVING HELL he has put Brit thru. I hope her attorneys file a civil suit against Fat Tony, and another against Kevin. Kevin is in violationof the 20 year silence agreement he was WELL PAID for. Look it up on CNN. This whole thing is sickening, just sickening...drug addict my fanny....she may act out, but hey, she is an international SUPERSTAR...good luck to Brit and to heck with all ya'll hater's...

2479 days ago
99.

Cooter Flasher    

rock iq:

No one, and I mean no one deserves an 800th chance. Move on to someone who deserves your blind loyalty and admiration. She's not a little innocent mousekateer anymore...probably never was. You are worshiping an idea...don't confuse it with the person.

And for the love of all that is holy, don't tell me she'll change. If those kids weren't the magical rude awakening you speak of, then NOTHING is.

2479 days ago
100.

MRS. KEANU    

I am glad she was give a chance. I hope she proves everyone wrong so you can all leave her the HELL alone. Maybe if ya'll (ahem TMZ) back off & let her get through this she can get back on track. GOOD LUCK BRITNEY!!!

2479 days ago
101.

just me    

After all of the harsh slamming, contemptuous badmouthing, scornful belittling, and despicable undue maligning of Britney with the Brit blows off the court reports throughout TMZ's coverage of this event today... Brit makes her appearance! How unprofessional, irresponsible, and slapdash is that reporting? How evil? How will TMZ explain this? Brit was late? The judge was kind and waited 5 hours for her to amble into his court at her own leisurely pace? Never before have I questioned motives behind TMZ's reports. But as sure as the Eternal One is, I question motives today!!!

2479 days ago
102.

Elphie    

"K-Fed decided to give her a break"? ... and I have a bridge to sell ya. If his side didn't appear to be reasonable then there is a good chance the court would start to side with Britney and he'd lose his chance to double the child support payments she makes to him.

2479 days ago
103.

Cooter Flasher    

she is an international SUPERSTAR


HAHAHA...with no talent to speak of. And we wonder why we're losing ground to the rest of the world.

2479 days ago
104.

This case is a very public disgrace...    

..once again...petitioner is the person who filed. Britney filed for the divorce.Kevin is the respondant.

2479 days ago
105.

Dr. Ben Dover, Proctologist    

It all boils down to a kid whose maturity was stunted when she was thrust into the public eye. Nobody can tell her no, she's catered to by everyone....hell, even the photogs pump her gas or order her fast food for her at the drive through! She has no sense of reality and more than likely never will. She's a lost little girl who brought two babies into the world that will be as doomed as she is if they grow up without the structure and disclipline that Brittney isn't capable of giving them. It's a very sad thing to watch.

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