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Trope and Trope, the third law firm to represent Britney Spears in her custody battle versus Kevin Federline, has asked to be taken off the case, citing the "impossible" nature of their self-destructive client who on Wednesday, once again, failed to show for her deposition. In court papers filed this afternoon, the firm claims, "There has been a breakdown in communications between [Britney] and Trope and Trope making further representation of her interests impossible."

Has Trope cured itself of a major headache? Time will tell. "A lawyer cannot simply withdraw from a case," Sorrell Trope, lead counsel for Spears, tells People. "We will ask the court to relieve us, which will be heard [in court] within a month's time."

Asked for comment, year-old Jayden James said, "Boo-wah, bah-bah. Gurgle. For the love of all that is holy, man, can we take the hint that Mom has checked out?! Goo-goo-ga."