The official papers were signed Monday afternoon by Los Angeles Superior Court Commissioner Scott Gordon.
“I think she’s okay with the terms,” Spears’s lawyer, Laura Wasser, said after the hearing. “I think both of them would prefer to have more custody, and that can be worked out down the line.”
Before the proceedings, Wasser said the couple planned to continue splitting custody 50-50 of their two sons, Sean Preston, born in September 2005, and Jayden James, who was born almost exactly one year after. She would not comment on the couple’s financial settlement.
Spears, 25, filed for divorce on Nov. 6, 2006, citing irreconcilable differences with Federline, 29, after just over two years of marriage.
In March, the couple reached an initial divorce settlement, which continued their interim arrangement of joint legal and physical custody of their children. But in June, Federline was still resisting signing the papers over growing concerns about Spears’ erratic behavior. The singer, who spent a stint at Promises rehab center, has also been a fixture on the nightclub and party scene.
Spears has continued to raise eyebrows with her wild antics. Most recently, she went swimming in Malibu, stripping down to just her underwear. She also acted up on an ill-fated photo shoot documented in a recent issue of OK! Magazine.
• Reporting by HOWARD BREUER and KEN LEE