A day after Britney checked out of rehab after a one-day stay, Kevin will be in court amid a custody dispute over their two sons.
Kevin, 28, and his attorney, Mark Vincent Kaplan, are scheduled to appear at a downtown Los Angeles courthouse today for an emergency hearing in family law court, Superior Court spokesman Allan Parachini told the AP.
It was not known what issue Kevin plans to raise, but Britney, 25, is not expected to appear. “Our best information is he will be here; she won’t,” Parachini said. “But anything is possible.”
Kaplan will try to convince the court that whatever he is concerned about is so urgent that it needs to be fast-tracked, Parachini said.
Kevin filed a claim seeking sole custody of Sean Preston, 17 months, and Jayden James, 5 months, after Britney filed for divorce in November.
In early January Britney and Kevin agreed upon a temporary arrangement granting Britney primary custody of the boys, with visitation rights for Kevin. On February 1st that arrangement was extended through the end of this month.
Because Britney can designate somebody to look after the children in her absence, the arrangement will remain “status quo” even if she is in rehab, Manhattan divorce attorney Nancy Chemtob explains.
Kevin is actually looking pretty good here…but it is just all so bizarre! The following actually speaks well of Kevin:
“Britney’s family feels that Kevin has been a blessing and they are very impressed with Kevin taking so much responsibility,” says a Spears family source. “Britney’s family found out from the news this morning that Britney had left the rehab. Britney has not asked to see the kids because she knows she is not well and she does not want to scare Preston. She has no credit cards or cash. She is basically on the run at the moment.”
Yesterday Britney was spotted at the law offices of Tarlow & Berk, the high-powered lawyers who represented Mel Gibson in last year’s DUI case. Britney was sitting in the passenger’s seat of a blue Mercedes talking intensely on her cell phone while her cousin, Allie Sims, sobbed.
An eyewitness says, “Brit smoked cigarettes and talked on the phone while Allie had tears streaming down her face. Brit just has a blank look on her face.”
At about 2 p.m. PST (yesterday) Britney left the law office and was driven down L.A.’s Sunset Strip and taken to the Hotel Bel Air.