UPDATE 4: At 11:52 a.m., Britney Spears returned to courtroom clutching mom Lynne's hand and appearing much happer. Kevin Federline returned about 10 minutes earlier. A decision is expected soon.
UPDATE 3: At 10:38 a.m., both parties exited the courtroom, with Spears continuing to hold attorney Blair Berk's hand. Court spokesman Allan Parachini said that there will be a prolonged break while both Spears and Federline's legal teams discuss a "compromise" outside the courtroom.
"There has been no testimony at this point," Parachini said. "They will be back today. When is impossible to know. How many times have we gone through this. This has happened four or five times."
Court Commissioner Scott M. Gordon is continuing to hear other cases while the parties remain behind closed doors.
A source at the courthouse told E! News, "Britney looks like she's holding back emotions that could produce tears. Very red in the face and eyes."
UPDATE 2: At 10:20 a.m., Spears briefly emerged from the courtroom surrounded by six guards to take a bathroom break. An eyewitness told E! News that the singer's face looked "unusually red" and that her eyes appeared bloodshot. She emerged from the lavatory holding lawyer Blair Berk’s hand about 10 minutes later. Berk was also massaging Spears' back to settle her down. The singer is back inside now continuing the hearing.