06/24/2008 AT 11:40 AM ET
Spears, 26, is apparently seeking a change in her visitation schedule, but details weren’t immediately known. The hearing was closed to the public.
At 8:40 a.m., a somber-looking Federline, wearing a beige suit, entered the courtroom along with his lawyer Mark Vincent Kaplan.
Spears, also looking somber, entered shortly thereafter with her father. Her blonde hair was straight and long and she wore a white shirt, beige pants, and wedges. She took a seat on the right side of the courtroom, while Federline was seated on left side.
Laura Wasser, Spears’s original divorce lawyer, rejoined the singer’s legal team. Wasser entered the courtroom along with a lawyer working for Spears’s conservatorship.
The pop star currently has monitored visitation with her sons, Preston, 2, and Jayden, 1, three times a week.
The ex-couple faces a custody trial in August if they’re unable to settle their case out of court.
“Our goal is to settle what we can without a trial to achieve what’s in the best interest of the children,” Kaplan tells PEOPLE. “But whatever can’t be resolved with a private mediator will be brought to trial.”
Spears’s father remains in legal control of his daughter’s affairs until a July 31 hearing.