LOS ANGELES - Britney Spears and Kevin Federline reached a settlement in
their divorce Thursday, a spokesman for Federline's attorney said. After a
five-hour meeting with their attorneys present, Spears and Federline signed "a
global settlement on all issues of their marriage," said Michael Sands, a
spokesman for Federline's attorney Mark Vincent Kaplan.
Sands declined to elaborate on
terms of the settlement, saying only that it covers child custody and financial
Britney Spears, holding her dog Bit Bit, and husband Kevin
Federline, walk the red carpet during the 2004 Billboard Music Awards in
this Dec. 8, 2004, file photo taken in Las Vegas. [AP]
Spears' attorney, Laura Wasser, declined to comment.
The settlement came more than a week after Spears checked out of a luxurious
rehab center. During her nearly one-month stay at Promises Malibu Alcohol and
Drug Rehab Treatment Facility, Spears and Federline were under a temporary
agreement that gave them joint custody of their two young sons.
When Spears filed for divorce on Nov. 7, the pop star cited irreconcilable
differences as the reason for ending her two-year marriage to Federline. She
sought custody of the children, with visitation rights for Federline.
Federline counter-filed court papers the following day seeking sole custody
of their boys - 6-month-old Jayden James and 18-month-old Sean Preston - and for