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Brit's Lawyers to Commish -- We Have a Plan...

1/23/2008 3:37 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned Brit's lawyers did exactly what we told you they would do -- they asked Commissioner Scott Gordon today for visitation in a therapeutic setting, but it went over like a lead balloon.
Britney Spears
As we first reported, Britney's lawyers know they're up against it -- their client has some sort of bipolar disorder but has refused to commit herself to a mental hospital for evaluation and treatment. She cannot be involuntarily committed. So, her lawyers and family have devised a "creative way" of treating Brit, and they wanted the Commish to let her visit the kids while she undergoes treatment.

We're told Commish Gordon was unmoved, especially since he has repeatedly ordered Brit to undergo a court-ordered psych evaluation, but she has refused.

We're also told Brit's lawyers said this "creative" treatment has not yet commenced.

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46.

Will0w    

Brit may have chickened out and was not ready to fight for her children but at least she has finally shown some interest in seeing them. None of you really know what she is going through so leave her alone. What she needs now is support and strength! When she finally getst back on her feet and shows the world what she can do won't all of you Britney bashers feel like a bunch of dumb asses!

2401 days ago
47.

Txmom    

why should she get her visitation rights back? So she can kill her children right along with herself???
I say...., Brit has had more chances than any of us ever would had. She's rich trash!!!

2401 days ago
48.

"In the know"    

I 100% agree with poster #4. Britney is used to getting what she wants, on her terms. Sorry Britney, it aint working this time. Being famous with loads of money can't get you everything. She needs to learn to abide by the rules, orders, and requests by the judge, like any other person.

Good for this judge, I'm sure he'Maybe this is the first time someone has told her "no"

2401 days ago
49.

PR    

WHY CAN'T BRIT-BRIT BE "UNVOLUNTARLY" COMMITED? IF SOMEONE IS SO OUT OF CONTROL THAT SHE'S A DANGER TO HERSELF, HER KIDS, AND OTHERS, THEN WHY CAN'T SHE BE COMMITTED AGAINST HER WILL? SHE CAN'T POSSIBLY BE A GOOD MOTHER IF SHE ISN'T WILLING TO DO ANYTHING THAT IS ASKED OF HER TO GET HER KIDS BACK, SO MAYBE SHE JUST DOESN'T WANT THEM OR DESERVE TO HAVE THEM BACK. SAD FOR THE KIDS.

2401 days ago
50.

Nicky    

Wow! She's made such a mess of her life; how pathetic! I say, on to bigger and better and more derserving news already, please........I just feel so bad for her her children. It's sad that their mother can't pull herself together for even a minute to think about them.

2401 days ago
51.

George    

Post 38 is just as stupid as Britney is...Hahaha..:)

She has an ego out this world...Odds are she's just a stupid eggplant,who shows no interest in her children.Odds are if there were no cameras at the court house..she'd of never showed up.

2401 days ago
52.

Kister    

I live in Missouri and don't know the laws in California. So, I will ask again what "Emme" already asked: How can she defy the court ordered 730 Evaluation and not suffer any apparent consequences? Is it because it's a Civil Court order and not a Criminal Court order? In Missouri, it doesn't matter which one it is. If you don't comply with a court order you are fined/go to jail/lose priveledges. In fact, I had a friend who mouthed off to a judge during a child custody hearing and was immediately taken into custody and sent to a mental hospital for a 96-hour hold. The doctors then recommended to the judge that she stay for 120 days. (She wasn't as bad as Britney.) She's been stable (with the help of counseling/medication) for two years now. She even got joint custody of her kids back. Can they not do something like this in California?

2401 days ago
53.

Michael    

Adnan & Brit are a couple of losers. Britney's family should drive over to her house, punch the LOSER! Adnan in the face, and take her to get help. It's obvious she's not going to go on her own, and they need to get her away from that guy who's only making things worse. If he really love her like he say's he does he would tell her to get help, but he's only in it for the money, Adnan you LOSER! have some respect for her, and most importantly yourself. There are 2 inncoent kids who need there mother, and your only making things worse. Dude! as soon as she drops (the sooner the better) no one will remember you again, you will be working as a taxi driver, or a 7-eleven. Here are some words for you to remember (would you like to super size that?) because no one will trust, or have any respect for you.

2401 days ago
54.

Watcher    

Her parents cannot become her guardian until she is close to death, Then the court can award guardianship to one of them.It is a long and difficult process. The reason she left her 51/50, 72 hour hold is because her attornies declared that her civil rights were being violated. She hadn't tried to kill anyone, so she couldn't be arrested and forced to stay. I unfortunately had to go through all of this with my daughter when she was 22, By the time I was finally awarded guardianship, it was too late. She died a month later. The system in California may protect some people who would otherwise be taken advantage of, but mostly, it fails people who really are in dire need of help. Spears has an extreme chemical imbalance caused by drug abuse. She may stay away from recreational drugs,which I doubt, but she definitely abuses prescription drugs and alcohol. The people around her enable her to continue down her path of self-destruction and encourage her to remain distant from her family and help.

2401 days ago
55.

Party 'till you die!    

38. Brit may have chickened out and was not ready to fight for her children but at least she has finally shown some interest in seeing them. None of you really know what she is going through so leave her alone. What she needs now is support and strength! When she finally getst back on her feet and shows the world what she can do won't all of you Britney bashers feel like a bunch of dumb asses!

Posted at 2:23PM on Jan 23rd 2008 by Will0w
Yeah, what did she do again? SHE asked for the hearing ad didn't even make it through the doors today! She has defied court order after court order and you still think that she is a good mother/person?!?! So far, you are the MOST IDIOTIC PERSON to post yet! I hope you are a passenger on the S.S. Britanic as it slip below the waves, never to be heard from again!

2401 days ago
56.

who cares    

WHY CANT A LOON BE ADMITTED INVOLUNTARILY IF THEY ARE A THREAT TO THEMSELVES OR OTHERS, WHICH THIS NUT CASE TRULY IS
LOCK HER UP GIVE HER MEDS OR BETTER YET A LOBOTOMY
SHE IS A USELESS PIECE OF CRAP
MOMMAS FIGHT FOR THEIR BABIES NO MATTER WHAT IT TAKES

2401 days ago
57.

JOJO    

TMZ,
WE JUST LOST A GREAT ACTOR. BUT YET THE FIRST THING YOU POST ON YOUR SITE IS THIS USELESS BITCH..
C,MON!!!!!!!

2401 days ago
58.

AlecsMom    

Emme wrote: "26. Can someone with knowledge about this type of legal issue, please tell me how she continues to get away without complying with these court orders? I would imagine that you comply or suffer legal consequences. How does she get away with defying the judges order for a psych evaluation? It's a court order not a request.

Posted at 2:07PM on Jan 23rd 2008 by emme"
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The issues are family court issues. The judge cannot force any adult to comply with his orders. However, he has the power to withhold custody and visitation if the orders are flouted. That's what's happening here. In only very rare cases would a judge jail someone for contempt in a family court case and it wouldn't relate to getting treatment or therapy,.

However, with each violation of court order and each failure to show up for court, Britney is showing the person who will decide long-term where her children reside that she is not a fit parent. Family court judges have enormous power and Britney Spears doesn't seem to get it.

2401 days ago
59.

Jusst saying    

She just doesn't learn, does she! Some woman are just not suited to be caretakers. She has to have their best interest at heart. It's clear all she thinks about is herself!

2401 days ago
60.

Lisa    

I am happy that someone finally said no to brit. I think it's a great idea for her to get a court ordered psych evaluation. She needs one.

2401 days ago
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