Federline to go to court amid battle for children

As Britney Spears was reportedly checking out of rehab for the second time in a week, her estranged husband was making plans to go to court amid a custody dispute over their two children.

As Britney Spears was reportedly checking out of rehab for the second time in a week, her estranged husband was making plans to go to court amid a custody dispute over their two children.

Kevin Federline and his lawyer were scheduled to appear at a Los Angeles courthouse today for an emergency hearing in family law court, Superior Court spokesman Allan Parachini said.

It was not known what Federline intended to ask the court.

He sought support and sole custody of Jayden James, five months, and Sean Preston, 17 months, after Spears moved to end their two-year marriage in November, but a temporary order issued on February 1 granted joint custody through this month.

Parachini said Federline’s lawyer would try to persuade a Superior Court commissioner that the matter is urgent enough to be handled on an expedited basis.

The move comes amid increasingly bizarre behaviour by Spears, which culminated with her reportedly checking into and out of two rehab centers last week and shaving her head bald on Friday.

Spears, 25, left the Promises Malibu Treatment Centre yesterday, according to The Insider TV news magazine, less than a day after arriving at the facility that specialises in treating drug and alcohol abuse.

AP

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