Britney Spears and Kevin Federline
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06/24/2008 at 05:25 PM EDT
was awarded overnight privileges with her sons, PEOPLE confirms.
The pop star hasn't had her children overnight since January following her forced hospitalization
at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
A closed-door hearing
Tuesday, attended by Spears and her ex, Kevin Federline
, also saw the return of Spears's first divorce lawyer, Laura Wasser, who has officially replaced Stacy Phillips.
L.A. Superior Court spokesman Allan Parachini confirmed that Spears's parenting coach attended the hearing and made statements to the court, and that Spears's demeanor before the commissioner was "businesslike."
"I think any judge is pleased to see progress being made by parties in a case," Parachini added.
Details of the hearing's outcome were not announced. But a source confirms for PEOPLE that Spears will now be allowed to have her sons Preston, 2 1/2, and Jayden, 1 1/2, with her overnight.
The former couple face a custody trial in August, unless they can settle their case amicably out of court.
Their next hearing is set for July 15.
The overnight visits were first reported by TMZ.com