As suspected, Kevin Federline is challenging estranged wife Britney Spears for custody of their two children together, Sean and Jayden.

In the divorce papers filed on Tuesday, Britney requested that she be granted full legal and physical custody of the boys but in his response to the divorce petition filed yesterday, Kevin has stated that he wants full custody with Britney only being given visitation rights to the toddlers.

He has also asked the court that Britney should pay all his legal fees for the divorce case and to pay him ongoing alimony.

His lawyer Mark Kaplan said regarding the response: “The pleading is responsive to the petition hurriedly filed by Britney Spears yesterday, which may have been a pre-emptive strike in anticipation by her of the filing by Kevin seeking sole custody of the children.”

“Kevin is prepared to go the distance in order to do what he feels is necessary to protect and safeguard the children and will not be intimidated or dissuaded from pursuit of those goals.”