UPDATE: Due to Britney Spears entering rehab for the third time, Kevin Federline and his lawyer have called off the hearing for now. Read more about this over at TMZ.
Reports are surfacing that Kevin Federline and his lawyer are set to appear Thursday at an emergency hearing in family law court. It is not known why Kevin is set to go in front of the judge, or if Britney will make a surprise appearance now that she has bailed on rehab for the second time. Allan Parachini, a spokesman for the Superior Court said, "Our best information is he will be here; she won't." He then added, "But anything is possible."
One can only hope Kevin is taking steps to get custody of Sean Preston and Jayden James immediately (Yes, I actually mean that). When they first split, I said right here, "there is no way Federline will get those kids!" Now, I will eat my words. I don't care how many nannies those children have taking care of them while Britney is out getting drunk, allegedly screwing this guy and that guy, shaving her head and popping in and out of rehab- those boys need at least one of their parents in a healthy place and with them right now. I still have sympathy for our dear Brit, but I draw the line when it comes to proper care for those boys. The "she has nannies!" excuse can only save her for so long. Kevin endured harsh criticism throughout his relationship with Britney, the press was absolutely horrible to him. But since he and Britney split, Kevin has so far taken all the correct steps he needed to win custody of those boys. Sorry, but can you really say the same for Britney? Right now, until Britney straightens her shit out, it's about those children and what's best for them.
Source: International Herald Tribune
UPDATE: Us Weekly is reporting the following on their website regarding Kevin and the children:
A source tells Us that Federline, 28, and his mother, along with the help of Spears' mother Lynne, have joined forces to aid Federline while he has cared for his sons -- Sean Preston, 17 months, and Jayden James, 5 months -- during their mother's recent rehab stints, partying and hotel stays.
"He is beyond sad," says a Federline pal. "This is the worst week of his entire life. He doesn't even want to pick up the phone. Things are beyond not well with Britney, and he still loves her."
"Britney's family feels that Kevin has been a blessing and they are very impressed with Kevin taking so much responsibility," says a Spears family source. "Britney's family found out from the news this morning that Britney had left the rehab. Britney has not asked to see the kids because she knows she is not well and she does not want to scare Preston. She has no credit cards or cash. She is basically on the run at the moment."