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Judge Allows Britney Spears Visitation with Sons Under Strict Conditions


Britney Spears may now see her two young sons - but only if she abides by a strict set of rules.

In his October 30 decision, Superior Court Commissioner Scott Gordon ruled the pop star may have three weekly monitored visits with two-year-old Sean Preston and one-year-old Jayden James. She must submit to regular drug and alcohol tests, childproof her home, buckle her sons in their car seats, and continue meeting with a court-appointed parenting coach.

Calls to lawyers representing Spears, 25, and her ex-husband Kevin Federline, 29, were not immediately returned.

The nine-page ruling permitted Spears three weekly visits with her children: two from noon to 7 p.m. and one from noon to 10 a.m. the next day. All will be monitored.

The order also cited details of an October 19 report by parenting coach Lisa Hacker, who feels Spears "loves her children and the children are bonded" to her. Hacker was concerned, however, that Spears didn't seem to have "child-centered" interactions, according to the ruling. Hacker stated the "environment at the house ranged from chaotic to almost somber with little communication at all."

During all three of her visits, Spears "rarely engaged with the children in either conversation or play," Hacker stated in her report. She also wrote that Spears seemed to have a "lack of general attention at times," but added there was nothing she "would characterize as abusive in a traditional sense."

Hacker added that during an additional visit on October 23, Spears seemed "much more engaged with (Hacker) and the children," the ruling stated. The ruling came after a three-hour October 26 hearing attended by both Spears and Federline.

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