Britney Spears May Face Fight For Kids

Published: Nov. 9, 2006 at 12:08 PM CST
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A day after Britney Spears asked for a divorce, Kevin Federline filed court papers seeking sole custody of the couple's two children.

The former backup dancer and aspiring rapper is also seeking spousal support. He says the couple's community assets are "uncertain," though Spears said in her divorce papers there were none to speak of.

"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," Michael Sands, spokesman for Federline's attorney, Mark Vincent Kaplan, said Wednesday.

Citing "irreconcilable differences," Spears filed for divorce Tuesday.

Spears, 24, and Federline, 28, have a 1-year-old son, Sean Preston, and an infant son, Jayden James, who was born September 12. Spears is seeking custody of both children.

Spears wed Federline in the fall of 2004. They had a ceremony in September, but court papers state the couple were officially married October 6.

It was the first marriage for Federline, though he was still dating his pregnant girlfriend, Shar Jackson, when he met the pop star. Jackson gave birth to Federline's second child just months before he married Spears.

It was the second wedding in a year for Spears, whose 55-hour marriage to childhood friend Jason Alexander ended in annulment.

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