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K-Fed's Lawyer Headed to Court

1/4/2008 12:31 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned K-Fed's lawyer, Mark Vincent Kaplan, will scurry to court this morning at 8:30 AM and ask the Commissioner to strip Brit of her visitation rights -- at least for now. We're told there may not be much of an argument and it's almost certain the Commish will see Kaplan's point. Attorney Tara Scott from the law firm of Trope and Trope will represent Brit -- awkward, since the firm has asked to withdraw as counsel.

As we reported, Britney is at Cedars-Sinai on a "5150 hold," meaning there's evidence she's a danger to herself or others -- others as in her kids.

Here's what's interesting. We've been reporting for several months now that Britney doesn't have a drug or alcohol problem -- that her instability is mental, not chemical. Well placed sources tell us what happened last night is not rooted in drugs, and that of late, her mental state has deteriorated to the point that what happened at her home was not unexpected.

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106.

Ms Kris    

Good!!!!!!!

Put her in a mental hospital where she has needed to be for some time.

Give the kids to someone proper to take care of them.

2296 days ago
107.

jan    

It is so sad, You get irritated with her about her behavior then I feel sorry for her because I know she needs help.
I was never,ever an Anna Niclole fan, but when she was found dead it was very sad. You wish someone could have steped in & saved her & I wish the same for Brit before it is too late.
Please somebody help her.....

2296 days ago
108.

ShameAboutRaisins    

What confuses me is why there are still all these Britney supporters out there, blaming the paparazzi, blaming the media, talking about "all that poor, poor Britney is going through at this difficult time". This is not a sudden thing. Over the past few years, she cas carefully cultivated this image of hers, made sure every darn photog within 100 mi. radius of her knew exactly what she was doing and when she'd be doing it...and when it finally took over her life, now these people are boo-hooing about poor, sad, lonely and troubled Britney. I'm sorry, but this is her doing, nobody else's. The fact that she brought children into the picture is truly the only thing that makes it tragic. The kids turned out to be an accessory, just like a big designer purse...and once they stopped being tiny and cute, they lost her interest. I hope they get lots and lots of therapy to shake off this awful experience.

2296 days ago
109.

Jenn    

Hopefully this will allow the courts to be able to order mental help. She's clearly not in her right mind. And i'm really tired of everyone saying that KFed only wants the money. If you'll pay attention, you never see pics of him out with the kids, or out when he's supposed to be with them. You only catch him partying when Brit's supposed to have them. He's obviously a good father and loves his kids. He deserves full custody. And if Britney gets to have those kids back, the judge is basically ordering their death sentence. And the way Brit's going, I'd say we're lucky if she makes it another month. Good luck Brit. I hope you can get the help you desperately need, before it's to late......

2296 days ago
110.

concerned    

I think it would be wise for her to be committed for a period of time. It is evident that she has major daily living skills issues that have affected her life and others around her. A good place where Britney could receive help is in a California State Mental Hospital. She will recieve a diagnosis, the proper care, and treatment for her disorder. They will teach her how to function in life as well as possible with the condition(s). Britney can even pay for her housing, food and treetment.
Best of luck to her !!!!!!!!!!!!

2296 days ago
111.

Pammers    

If some of the people on here dislike her....WHY do they use their time to write NEGATIVE things about Britney ??
As for me, I am praying for her and her family !!


2296 days ago
112.

ValerieSara    

WHERE THE HELL WAS THE "MANDATORY" COURT-APPOINTED MONITOR?

2296 days ago
113.

DaveRog    

How would she get drugs, with people watching her every move?

She is bi-polar.

I hope she can get help, but it's almost impossible to convince a mentally ill person that they are mentally ill. She does need to have someone responsible step in on behalf of the kids and save some money.

Good luck to her. Maybe now TMZ will let up a little? It's funny how they have been making fun of her for months, relentlessly and now they are casting themselves as heroes? "We always knew she was mentally ill". Give us a break.

TMZ is as bad as their lying parent AOL/TimeWarner.

2296 days ago
114.

hotmomin sc    

BTW I don't think people should be so hard on K-Fed when he's been the most responsible party here. Yes, I understand about his other two half-breeds, but know nothing about their mom or that situation, except He was the more famous one in that deal, and now the shoe is on the other foot with BritTwit. Karma's a bitch.

2296 days ago
115.

C. Alexander Brown    

This young woman seriously needs help. Medical help, psychological help. Obviously she is not getting it. Are there no responsible family members around? Can her record company, making millions off her music not hire a responsible Social Worker and at least try to persuade this young lady to accept professional help? The circus surrounding her is first of all disgraceful, and secondly, very sad. It is likely to end tragically. Is there no one out there in her orbit who really cares about and for this person? How regrettable. How avoidable. How sad.

2296 days ago
116.

He's just another Idiot    

Of course Shar says that Dipstick K-Dud is a great father. He gives custody money from Britney to Shar. They have been in cahoots from the beginning to get at Britney's money. Shar and Dipstick are probably the main ones writing all the nasty stuff on here about Britney.

2296 days ago
117.

He's just another Idiot    

Of course Shar says that Dipstick K-Dud is a great father. He gives custody money from Britney to Shar. They have been in cahoots from the beginning to get at Britney's money. Shar and Dipstick are probably the main ones writing all the nasty stuff on here about Britney.

2296 days ago
118.

duda    

You cannot force an adult to change their behavior.. you cannot force an adult to stop abusing drugs or booze. YOU CANNOT FORCE AN ADULT.
this is/was the only way that anyone could get her into a lockdown ...was to let her do it herself.

maybe this is her rock bottom.
they say that no matter the situation.. the person needing the help has to hit thier own personal rock bottom.
maybe now ...
maybe now....

2296 days ago
119.

Ashley    

RE: #82 ~ While I cannot agree with your statement about Kevin taking advantage of Brit, I will agree that the kids are better off with him than with Brit even if you don't. I think it was Brit's decision to marry him, take him away from his pregnant girlfriend that also has his other kids and shove him into the celebrity status that follows Brit around. Of course Kevin didn't want to turn down Brit... Brit gets everything she wants, so if she wanted Kevin, she was going to get him no matter what!!! AND Kevin despirately wanted to become famous, so of course he married her. Who wouldn't??? Is that taking advantage of someone who is willing to marry them? I don't think so. Maybe if he drugged her and then married her, but that didn't take place. Do you really believe it was Kevin that first introduced Brit to drugs and alcohol? I highly doubt it!!! She is in the limelight ALL the time... that sort of stuff comes easy for celebrities to get... And I bet she was doing that stuff at a young age too!!!
The record company is really the one to blame... pushing singers, and pushing them to their breaking point just for that extra dollar sign... Tours here, tours there... record now or else... put on this tight outfit, show off your boobs, sex sells, shake your butt... all for the money. Do you REALLY think Brit was all innocent and sweet at the beginning of her career and then went bad? Of course not!!! It was the record company branding Brit as the sweet poptart!!! C'mon now... just look at Jamie-Lynne at SIXTEEN years old and PREGNANT... I know you shouldn't compare but same genes are running through their blood... soooo what does THAT tell ya???

2296 days ago
120.

Steven's Rotten Puppets    

this mental case needs more like 72 weeks not 72 hours.

all 72 hours does is give the photogs time to order longer lenses and pick up extra memory cards for their stake outs of the looney bin.

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