Showing that there isn’t a move Britney can make with her kids if it’s not billable by at least five figures, Kevin Federline’s lawyer Mark Vincent Kaplan has refuted claims that a deal is in place to have Britney’s two sons accompany her on tour. This is in contrast to an official statement on Britney’s blog that her sons were coming with her, along with an earlier story that Britney, K-Fed and her dad had worked out an amicable visitation agreement – until the lawyers realized they got cut out of the deal:
Despite Britney Spears’ blog proclaiming earlier this week that Sean Preston and Jayden James will be joining her for the duration of her Circus tour, Kevin Federline’s camp insists no deal is done.
“We are working toward that,” K-Fed attorney Mark Vincent Kaplan exclusively tells E! News.
“There can be an agreement reached in probably the next day, but there is not an agreement that is signed yet.”
Kaplan says they are hammering out the last details, but the basic agreement will allow Spears to see her two sons on “pretty much the same schedule that she has now,” which is around three days a week. For the sake of the tour, Federline will travel with the kids to tour areas.
“Kevin is working to make them accessible by going on various central locations in various areas of the country, and he is doing that because he wants her to be able to have the maximum positive environment around her to assure that the tour will be successful,” says Kaplan
Sean and Jayden will likely not be seeing any of mom’s Circus shows nor will they be hanging out backstage.
“I don’t think the kids will be at venues. They will be available in her life when she is done with the rigors of performing,” says Kaplan.
As for reports that Spears was threatening to cancel the tour if an agreement for the kids to come wasn’t reached, Kaplan says that did not influence Federline’s decision to allow the kids on tour.
“That would be her decision, but it is not something that would compel Kevin to decide what is best for his kids,” Kaplan says.
[From E! Online]
What an arrogant asshole this guy is! He is just trying to make sure he can still bill Britney for tens of thousands. It sounds like he deliberately quashed the deal once he got wind that it was worked out without him. K-Fed and Britney need to cut these lawyers loose and start working together to figure out custody arrangements with their kids. Yes Britney is rich, but she doesn’t need lawyers leeching off her like this and deliberately making things more complicated than they need to be.
Meanwhile there’s a story in The Sun that Britney is suffering from panic attacks that bring into question her ability to perform in front of large crowds during her grueling three month tour. Let’s hope for her sake that it’s not true.
Mark Vincent Kaplan is shown leaving Madeo restaurant below on 2/4/09. He’s also shown outside Mr. Chows on 7/5/08. Credit: WENN
The plan they worked out seems ridiculous to me. Why doesn’t she just space her damn tour in chunks so she can go to where the kids are, instead of shuttling them everywhere. Little kids shouldn’t have anything to do with a tour like that. In my opinion. Just because people do it all the time doesn’t mean squat.
I’m a bit off on this thing. Was the deal with K-Fed already a done thing ? I’m confused.
Moving the kids to a central location so she can have access still seems disruptive to the kids. I’m with gg, she could do the tour in phases. Unless she’s afraid she’ll forget to lip synch between the legs of the tour.
I work as counsel to the court for family judges and do you know what i tell everyone who’ll listen?
Work out your family shit between yourselves. Avoid lawyers. Period. all they want is your money.
Understand something: lawyers are trained to litigate, not problem solve. And the longer they keep you emotional and fighting, the more they can bill you for, only to withdraw from the case once you have no more money.
I see it ALL the time. They make me sick to be part of this profession, quite frankly.
So if you too are having a britney moment take my advice and see a mediator.
There’s your public service tip of the day from the judge’s perspective.
This lawyer has always been out for the same thing K-FED is… Money.
The lengths these two will go for a big payday is discusting. Trust me when the kids get older they will figure it all out, the Mr. No talent and his mouth piece will have to find another way to make money.
OUCH LOLA!! Thats a bit harsh, methinks. Not all lawyers are money grubbing bastards BUT I do agree with you that family law issues are better resolved between the two parties with constructive mediation rather than in the contentious environment of the courtroom.
I understand Britney’s desire to have the kids there. The tour will take a while and she would be unable to see them for quite some time. Children of touring performers have accompanied their parents many times, with no ill effects. Having K-Fed there will only enhance the kids’ overall experience and send a message that the parents care.
OK… I’m totally going to be hated for this, but I’m going to ask the question anyway…
Why is it acceptable for some celebrities to move their young children all over the world on a continual basis but it would be “too disruptive” for THESE kids to be moved regionally a few times over the course of one tour?
They’re not in school, and they’re no different than the other kids I’m referring to. They stay in nice hotels with the same people around them, just like the other ones. There’s no disruption there.
This lawyer is a scumbag, anyway.
“tens of thousands” I’m guessing closer to a hundred thou.
The only thing that K-wellFed could do now, that would make me have any respect for him would be for him to axe this Kaplan. Clearly no one is out to take anything away from K-wellFed, and he gets plenty of cash, so he needs to get rid of this bill, that’s all Kaplan is, another bill.
Touche LOLA, touche.
from personal experience, the lawyers who do it pro-bono, are the best. Their hearts are in the right place, unlike the others.
Just wanted to clear that up.
Remember OJ Simpson’s scumbag lawyers? Where are they now? Oh yeah – dead.
Karma’s a bitch. Same thing will happen to this scumbag and that moron K-Fed too. Screw the tour, sit back and watch, Brit. The less you make, the less they make. Even better, let your dad make himself Kaplan’s conservator!
K-Fed and his lawyer, two greedy tools getting rich off the back of Britney Spears, using the kids as a level to line their pockets. They must be positively drooling at the thought of ripping her off even more than they are now.
There guys are at a stage where they need to get rid of the lawyers and get in a good mediator instead.
Thank you Diva, I wondered the exact same thing.
How on earth can you wear a double-breasted suits (telling from the second pic. must be the same one) together with a hooded sweat shirt?? AS A LAWYER!!! What a douche.