Britney Spears


Britney Spears has made a subtle change for the better—and, it follows, so too have her custody rights.

This morning's court session, attended by both Spears and Kevin Federline, resulted in "a change of visitation status" for the new aunt, Los Angeles Superior Court spokesman Allan Parachini told reporters at a brief posthearing press conference.

While Parachini wasn't spilling the beans, a source close to the case told E! News that Court Commissioner Scott Gordon granted Spears overnight visits with her sons, the first of which will occur this weekend.

The source told E! News that Spears' two sons are now allowed one overnight visit per week with their mother at her Summit home, with the first visit set for Saturday night.

"If all goes well, this will become a weekly occurrence," the source said. "Everyone expects things to keep heading in this direction."

The modification has been a long time coming for the 26-year-old singer, whose attorneys have been hammering out a new custody agreement with Federline legal team for a while. The terms were finally agreed upon and approved by the court today.

"Both sides have been very cooperative the past couple of weeks," said Parachini.

The boys—2-year-old Sean Preston and 21-month-old Jayden James—are tentatively scheduled to spend Saturday night with Spears. Federline, 30, retains primary custody of the youngsters.

The outcome seemed to sit well with both parties.

When leaving the courtroom, Spears told reporters she was happy with today's decision, and Federline made his way through the media scrum with a smile on his face.

Parachini also verified that the singer's on-off attorney Laura Wasser was in fact back on Team Spears, and that the entertainer's parenting coach made comments.

A progress hearing on the terms of the duo's visitation is scheduled to take place July 15. A trial date for the ongoing custody battle is still scheduled for August.

(Originally published June 24, 2008 at 11:51 a.m. PT.)

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