LAWFUEL – Television therapist Dr Phil McGraw has offered help to the much-troubled Britney Spears who lost a bid today to regain custody of her two young sons as a judge ordered the children to stay in the sole care of her ex-husband but granted the troubled pop star monitored visitation rights.
Dr Phil McGraw said through a spokesman “he would be prepared to offer whatever help he could provide” to the couple.
But the spokesman, Louis DiCenzo, declined to say whether Dr Phil had contacted Spears directly or her representatives as her legal troubles continued to mount.
Los Angeles Superior Court Commissioner Scott Gordon rejected Spears’s request to lift a court order from Monday giving former spouse Kevin Federline sole custody of their sons, Sean Preston, 2, and Jayden James, 1, whose care the couple previously shared.
Two weeks ago, Mr Gordon ordered Spears to undergo random drug testing and hire a parenting coach after finding evidence of her “habitual, frequent and continuous use of controlled substances and alcohol”.
Federline’s lawyer, Mark Vincent Kaplan, said after the three-hour, closed-door hearing today that the judge granted Spears visitation subject to certain conditions.
He did not elaborate but court spokesman Allan Parachini said Spears’s visitation had to be monitored and would likely take place every other day.