Spears, dressed casually in shorts and a tank top, walks up to a trailer on a Valencia, Calif., film set where her younger sister Jamie Lynn is working, and hands the papers to her mom.
The singer starts to walk away when her mother, Lynne, calls after her. She turns around, walks back and the two talk briefly as her mom sits down on the stairs to look at the letter.
At one point, the wind begins to blow the trailer door shut and the pop star catches it so it doesn't hit her mom. But then she turns and walks away as Lynne calls after her one last time.
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According to the Web site, reports that the papers are a restraining order are not true, they're actually a letter from an out-of-state lawyer asking Lynne Spears to stay away from her daughter's two children, Jayden James and Sean Preston.
Britney Spears completed a month-long stay at a luxury Malibu, Calif., rehabilitation treatment facility in March after attracting an onslaught of media attention for wild behavior that included partying with Paris Hilton and a stop at a San Fernando Valley hair salon, where she shaved her own head.