[an error occurred while processing this directive]
BBC News
watch One-Minute World News
Last Updated: Thursday, 9 November 2006, 06:23 GMT
Britney faces child custody fight
By Peter Bowes
BBC News, Los Angeles

Kevin Federline and Britney Spears
The couple married in 2004

Kevin Federline says he is planning to fight pop star Britney Spears for sole custody of their children.

In court papers filed in Los Angeles, the rapper says he intends to take action to protect and safeguard their two young sons.

Spears made the first move by filing for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences as the reason.

She said she wanted physical and legal custody of the couple's year-old son and new baby.

But 24 hours later, Federline has started the legal process to seek sole custody of the two children. He also wants spousal support.

According to the rapper's lawyer, he is prepared to go the distance in order to do what he feels is necessary to protect and safeguard the children - and will not be intimidated or dissuaded from pursuit of those goals.


SEE ALSO
Britney Spears files for divorce
08 Nov 06 |  Entertainment
Spears' divorce: What the blogs say
08 Nov 06 |  Entertainment
In Pictures: Spears through the years
08 Nov 06 |  In Pictures
Highs and lows of Britney Spears
08 Nov 06 |  Entertainment
Court dismisses Spears libel case
07 Nov 06 |  Entertainment
Britney baby name mystery solved
26 Oct 06 |  Entertainment
Singer Spears 'emotional wreck'
16 Jun 06 |  Entertainment
Britney marries for second time
20 Sep 04 |  Entertainment

RELATED BBC LINKS

RELATED INTERNET LINKS
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites




FEATURES, VIEWS, ANALYSIS
Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit

PRODUCTS & SERVICES

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific