LAWFUEL- The Legal Newswire – What has Britney Spears’ done that caused the Judge in her custody case to deny her custody of her children?
ABC reports that a judge’s decision Monday to force Britney Spears to relinquish custody of her two children may have been prompted by evidence of more bad behavior by Spears, such as violating an earlier court order requiring her to undergo drug and alcohol testing and attend parenting classes, child custody lawyers told ABC News.
Superior Court Judge Scott Gordon ruled Monday that Spears’ ex-husband, Kevin Federline, would take custody of Sean Preston, 2, and Jayden James, 1, beginning at noon Wednesday “until further order of the court.”
The order was the result of an oral motion made by Federline’s attorneys and was handled in a closed-door hearing, The Associated Press reported. The subject of the motion wasn’t immediately disclosed, and the judge’s order didn’t give a reason for the change in custody.
Alexandra Leichter, a child custody lawyer in Beverly Hills, Calif., said that courts normally do not take custody away from a parent without a full hearing unless a judge believes the children are in danger.
“She must have done something that the court felt was dangerous to the health and welfare of the kids,” Leichter said. “She must have done something extremely serious,” such as violating the court’s previous orders, possessing drugs or failing to attend mandatory drug testing, Leichter said.