Kevin Federline seeking child custody and spousal support from Britney Spears

Thursday, November 9th 2006, 5:31 am
By: News On 6

LOS ANGELES (AP) A day after Britney Spears filed divorce papers, Kevin Federline counter-filed court papers seeking sole custody of the couple's two children.

The former backup dancer and aspiring rapper is also seeking spousal support, according to the papers he filed Wednesday. He says the couple's community assets are "uncertain,'' though Spears said in her divorce papers there were none to speak of, suggesting the two had a prenuptial agreement in place.

"Kevin is prepared to go the distance in order to do what he feels is necessary to protect and safeguard the children and will not be intimidated or dissuaded from pursuit of those goals,'' said Michael Sands, spokesman for Federline's attorney, Mark Vincent Kaplan.

Citing "irreconcilable differences,'' Spears filed for divorce Tuesday.

On his way to party at a club following a performance in Chicago Wednesday night, Federline was asked by a reporter if he was prepared for a legal fight with Spears. He smirked and didn't answer.