Federline's custody battle
13:30 09 November 2006
Kevin Federline has filed for sole custody of his two sons with Britney Spears.
In divorce papers filed yesterday (08.11.06) Kevin challenged the 'Toxic' singer's request for sole legal and physical custody of one-year-old Sean Preston and eight-week-old Jayden James, by requesting he be granted those rights.
This will spark a custody battle between Britney, 24, and Kevin, 28 - who already has two children from his relationship with actress Shar Jackson.
Kevin's lawyer released a statement saying: "Kevin 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."
The divorce papers also oppose Britney's original petition, filed on Tuesday (07.11.06), which stated there is no joint property subject to court decision, by claiming joint property is yet to be determined.
Kevin, 28, also requests the court terminate Britney's right to request spousal support.
At the time of their marriage in 2004, Britney was worth a reported $32 million.
The couple are believed to have signed a pre-nuptial agreement.
Last night, Kevin performed songs from his new rap album 'Playing With Fire' at Chicago's House of Blues.
During his set Kevin called out to the crowd, saying: "Hey, I see a lot of fine ladies in here. You know I'm a free man, right, ladies? You wanna dance with a pimp? That's a sexy-ass lady right there."
Later he shouted: "All my ladies. I love you to death!"
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