Britney Spears Use of Alcohol and Controlled Substances Lose Her Custody Of Kids

LAWFUEL – The Legal Newswire – Britney Spears’ alcohol and drug use have lost her custody of her children, according to judicial reports.

The sources report that husband Kevin Federline “is to retain physical custody of the minor children on Wednesday October 3, 2007 at 12:00 pm until further order of the court,” the court documents said.

The divorce between Spears, 25, and Federline, 29, became final at the end of July, but their temporary shared custody arrangement for their sons began to unravel amid allegations from Federline’s camp that Spears was an unfit mother.

A judge on September 18 ordered Spears to undergo random drug testing in the latest twist in the bitter custody battle over Sean Preston, 2, and Jayden James, 1.

Los Angeles Superior Court judge Scott Gordon said at the time that according to evidence presented in closed door hearings, Spears was a “habitual, frequent, and continuous” user of “controlled substances and alcohol,” court documents showed.

Her drug and alcohol testing was to be “conducted twice per week on random dates and times.”

However, Tuesday’s documents said the transcript of proceedings was “sealed” and gave no details about what led the court to change of custody order.

Earlier this month, a former Spears bodyguard had lodged a statement with the court making allegations of nudity and drug use, and expressing concern about the welfare of the Spears’ sons.

Reports have said Federline had been seeking a 70/30 arrangement in his favor instead of the 50/50 agreement the couple agreed to after separating.

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