The lawyer of Britney Spears wants to seal all court papers in her custody battle with former husband Kevin Federline over their two small sons.
Attorney Laura A. Wasser filed a motion Friday asking a Superior Court commissioner to make permanent a conditional order to seal all documents dealing with custody. It was filed in response to a motion by a magazine and TV station seeking to unseal some of the papers.
The lawyer revealed in the court, â€œThis is the perfect instance to stop the madness.â€ Kevin Federline’s attorney Mark Vincent Kaplan agreed with Wasser’s motion.
Commissioner Scott Gordon heard arguments Friday, but put off ruling on the issue until a hearing set for Monday on Federline’s request to gain a bigger share of custody.
Alonzo Wickers, a lawyer representing People and KNBC-TV, cited a pair of cases that he said show family law documents, even those involving custody, need not be kept entirely private. He revealed, â€œ’No statute says custody-related documents should be broadly sealed.â€