Spears-Federline divorce papers may be public

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A court commissioner said Tuesday that he would take under consideration a motion by a magazine and a TV station to unseal documents in the Britney Spears-Kevin Federline divorce case.

"They're appropriate participants in here," Superior Court Commissioner Scott Gordon said of the request by KNBC-TV and People magazine.

Spears and Federline were not present for the hearing. Gordon scheduled another hearing for Sept. 14 to give their attorneys time to make their case for keeping the documents under seal.

After the hearing, Federline attorney Mark Vincent Kaplan said the documents contain information about the schedules of the couple's children and other details that could put the youngsters in jeopardy.

"It would be best for the children that they not be exposed," Kaplan said.

He gave no examples of threats to the children.

Spears' divorce from Federline became official July 30.

Since February, Spears and Federline have shared joint custody of their sons, 22-month-old Sean Preston and 10-month-old Jayden James.

Kaplan said Federline is seeking additional custody, but declined to elaborate.
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