Britney Spears' visitation rights to sons Sean Preston and Jayden James were expanded Tuesday following a custody hearing with ex-husband Kevin Federline. There was no change in custody, Federline's attorney Mark Vincent Kaplan said at a press conference, but overnight visits "will be phased in in the near future. "The court made orders today, they were orders that the parties were able to mostly agree to," Kaplan said. "It represents a cautious step moving forward." Kaplan said the court was "pleased with the progress that seems to be occurring" with Spears daily. He called the court's ruling "a step in the right direction. "The children are doing great — that's the key," Kaplan said. "That's what all of this is about." Court spokesman Allan Parachini also read a statement from Britney's parents, Jamie and Lynne. "We are so pleased with Britney's progress, and we are very appreciative of the court's recognition of this progress," they said in their statement. The next progress hearing is set for July 15. After the hearing, Britney was spotted smiling and leaving with her parents, Jamie and Lynne. When asked if she were happy, her attorney Stacy Philips gave a smile and a thumbs up sign. Lynne and Jamie were smiling and talking to each other As Federline left the courtroom, he smiled but did not say anything.
What a great day for the Spears family. I am ABSOLUTLY LOVING all of the positive news in Britney's life these past few months ... it's a far cry from the tumultuous year she had last year. I fully expect that Britney will continue to prove to the court that she is working very hard to regain custody of her children. This is just amazing news!! I am so happy :) [Source]