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Spears And Federline Mediation Was "Positive"
Posted on Fri Jun 27, 2008 10:17 AM PDT

Britney Spears BSPEARS061106_200.jpg LOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Kevin Federline's attorney, Mark Vincent Kaplan, revealed to E! News after a mediation session on Thursday that both Federline and Spears are looking to work out a custody agreement prior to their upcoming trial in August.

Kaplan stated:

"Kevin is seeking to maintain the sole legal and physical custody that he presently has. There's nothing magical about 50-50. There's nothing magical about 60-40. What's magical is that whatever order is in place, it's the order that best suits the best interest of the children. Kevin has had sole legal custody since January. He wants that to become a permanent order at trial, and the visitation to be consistent with what the court expanded it to this week."

Spears currently has two supervised day visits with her sons, Sean Preston, 2, and Jayden James, 1, and last week, one supervised overnight visit per week was added to her visitation rights. Kaplan added that Federline is more than happy to give ex-wife Spears not only more custody rights, but the ability to be "involved in their lives in a very substantial and meaningful way," and credits the conservatorship with her progress.

"When the conservatorship was imposed, it brought a certain sense of structure and stability to an environment that seemed to be continually in flux. And in flux is not a description of what you want for a child's environment."

Regarding the overall mood of the mediation meeting, Kaplan stated:

"The mediation didn't result in an agreement that would avoid the trial set in August...The mood was comfortable, positive and it was a mood that was consistent with opening at least a great dialogue, which is necessary."

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