K-Fed Seeks Primary Physical Custody

Singers Britney Spears and Kevin Federline appear backstage at the 8th Annual Teen Choice Awards at the Gibson Amphitheatre on Aug. 20, 2006, in Universal City, Calif.
A source tells The ShowBuzz that Kevin Federline has filed an order to show cause for primary physical custody of their two children. The order was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court around 4 p.m. Wednesday, the source said.

Primary physical custody of the children means that Sean Preston, 22 months, and Jayden James, 10 months, would reside with their father and that their mother would have visitation rights.

The source said that the 25-year-old singer must respond to the order at a closed court hearing.

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In an interview with The Associated Press last week, Federline's attorney, Mark Vincent Kaplan, said his client, who shares custody with Spears, is focused on being the best parent he can be right now.

"When they are with him, he is going to shield his children from unwanted media attention," Kaplan told the AP. "You will not find a picture of Kevin parading with the children out in a public place."

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Spears has made headlines recently for bizarre behavior, including a magazine interview in which her dog defecated on a designer dress.

Federline and Spears' divorce was finalized July 30.
By Amy Bonawitz