AceShowbiz - Britney Spears' ex-husband wants her to be "happy and healthy."
The 39-year-old pop star spoke out in court last week (end27Jun21) to brand the conservatorship she's been under since 2008 "abusive" and called for it to come to an end, and Kevin Federline - the father of her children Sean Preston, 15, and Jayden, 14 - would support the "Toxic" hitmaker being put back in control of her affairs if that was what was seen as the best for her and their sons.
Kevin's attorney, Mark Vincent Kaplan, told Entertainment Tonight, "What is best for her, Kevin supports her in being able to do that. ... It doesn't matter how positive of an effect a conservatorship has had if it's having a deleterious effect and detrimental effect on her state of mind. So he supports her having the best environment for her to live in and for his children to visit with their mother in."
"Kevin feels that the best thing for his children is for their mother to be happy and healthy. And if she can do that without a conservatorship, that's terrific."
The dancer would be "very comfortable" with the conservatorship coming to an end if it meant there was less pressure on Britney.
"He wants her to be a happy person because that would make her a happy mother and obviously I think one of the takeaways we could all (hear) from her comments is that she is under a tremendous amount of pressure," Kaplan said. "And people under pressure sometimes don't make the same decisions that they would if they were completely left to their own free will."
"If she is able to handle herself in a way that does not jeopardise herself or her children should they be in her custody, Kevin is very comfortable with the conservatorship being dissolved."
"(Kevin's focus is) to make sure when the boys visit with mom - the boys love their mom - that everything is stable and safe. And when the time comes, if it does come, we'll look at it at that time."
But the lawyer stressed Kevin has no involvement in the conservatorship proceedings and "stayed clear of that."
"He just hopes that everything goes well," he added.
The arrangement only affects Kevin and the boys "to the extent that there are financial issues that have to be addressed" and Mark noted that his client feels Jodi Montgomery - who is conservator of Britney's personal affairs - has done an "excellent job from what he can see based on his interaction on those occasions where they had to communicate with each other."
One reason why Kevin would support the conservatorship being removed is that his sons are now teenagers.
They were toddlers when it was ordered by the court and the dancer felt it "added a benefit to the point where he didn't have to look deep into what was the parenting that was going on or not going on" while Britney had the kids with her.
"Keep in mind when the conservatorship was placed over Britney, the kids were toddlers," the lawyer added. "We're now talking about two healthy, intelligent young boys who are 14 and 15 and they can pretty much judge for themselves whether things are going down that they don't like or what to have changed."
"And most importantly, they're able to express to Kevin and to Britney. So that's an extra layer of protection that didn't exist when the conservatorship was first placed."