It has been reported that Britney Spears has in fact showed up for a custody hearing.
She is fighting Ex-husband K-Fed for custody of the couple’s 2 little boys, and People.com and TMZ.com report Spears was seen leaving the Los Angeles-area office of Kevin Federline’s lawyer about two hours after she arrived Monday.
The entire mess that Britney has caused stems from an incident that took place a number of weeks ago, when she refused to hand over her children to her Ex.
On January 14, she arrived at a courthouse for her initial hearing in the custody matter, but then turned around and promptly left the scene forcing the judge to cancil the hearing.
“What you are seeing in California is, in part, the failure of a forensic expert — like a psychologist or psychiatrist — to come forward with substantial evidence that proves it’s best to disrupt the lives of these children,” said Mario Joseph, partner at Joseph and Smargiassi, a New York law firm specializing in matrimonial and family law.
Despite the fact that Britney is acting very unlike a mother should be acting, courts tend to give mothers the benefit of the doubt in custody cases.
“The reality is that there’s a far higher standard for a father, because there is an age-old presumption that the mother is the more fit parent for an infant or toddler.”