Kevin Federline ‘won’t allow’ Britney more time with sons amid court battle

Amid Britney Spears’ conservatorship drama and following her mental health treatment, Kevin Federline wants his ex-wife’s condition to improve before he gives her any additional time with their two sons, 13-year-old Preston and 12-year-old Jayden.

“Britney’s immediate concern has been in having increased visitation time with her boys,” a source exclusively tells Us Weekly. “Kevin won’t allow the boys to spend more time with their mother until Britney is once again stable and therapeutic on medication. He allows the boys to spend time with Britney, but it’s at his discretion.”

The “I Wanna Go” singer, 37, checked herself into a California wellness center in April after grappling with her father Jamie Spears’ recent health scare, and the decision had Federline’s support. “Kevin commends Britney for recognizing that she needs to take a step back and that she is taking the reasonable steps to deal with her situation in a responsible way,” an attorney for the 41-year-old told The Blast at the time.

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AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - MAY 6: (UK, US AND CANADA RIGHTS ONLY) Pop superstar Britney Spears and new boyfriend Kevin Federline spend time together in Amsterdam on May 6, 2004 in The Netherlands. Federline is a dancer and the pair have apparently been friends for a while ahead of becoming a couple. (Photo by Dennis van Tellingen/Bruno Press/Getty Images)
Kevin Federline and Britney Spears at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas, Nevada (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS - DECEMBER 8: Singer Britney Spears and husband Kevin Federline kiss as they arrive at the 2004 Billboard Music Awards on December 8, 2004 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Britney Spears and Kevin Federline during 2004 Billboard Music Awards - Red Carpet at MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)
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Kevin Federline and Britney Spears with guests during 12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Official After Party hosted by People Magazine and the Entertainment Industry Foundation at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by
Kevin Federline and Britney Spears during Rolling Stone/Verizon Wireless Pre-GRAMMY Concert with Kanye West - Arrivals at Spider at Avalon in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Jason Merritt/FilmMagic)
Kevin Federline and Britney Spears during Rolling Stone/Verizon Wireless Pre-GRAMMY Concert with Kanye West - Arrivals at Spider at Avalon in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Jason Merritt/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD - FEBRUARY 08: Singer Britney Spears (R) and husband Kevin Federline arrive at the SONY BMG Grammy Party held at The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on February 8, 2006 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
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Kevin Federline and Britney Spears during Belated Birthday Party for Kevin Federline with Britney Spears Hosted by Scooter Braun - Arrivals at Vision Nightclub & Lounge in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. (Photo by Ben Rose/WireImage)
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On April 23, two days before she left the center, Britney updated fans on the situation through social media. “All is well,” she said in an Instagram video. “My family has been going through a lot of stress and anxiety lately, so I just needed time to deal. But don’t worry: I’ll be back very soon.”

The pop star checked herself out of the center on April 25, and the following day, she reunited with Preston and Jayden, who had been staying with Federline. At the time, TMZ reported that while Britney and her ex-husband were meant to trade custody of the boys every three days in accordance with their joint custody agreement, Federline had done most of the caregiving in the months leading up to Britney’s treatment.

In recent weeks, Britney has been trying to wrest her personal life out from under Jamie’s conservatorship, which has been in place since her breakdown in 2007 and 2008. Her mother, Lynne Spears, has become more involved in the conservatorship and wants Britney back in treatment, but the Grammy winner is ready to make her own decisions.

“Britney doesn’t live in fear of repeating what happened in 2007 and 2008,” an insider previously told Us. “She’s come such a long way as a performer, as a mother and as a person — and that includes knowing when it’s time to take the necessary steps to seek help.”

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