'(Britney) is to have telephonic contact with the minor children,' Commissioner Scott Gordon ruled at a hearing last week.
'All prior orders remain in full force and effect.'
The mum-of-two, 26, has not seen Sean, 2, and Jayden, 1, since her stand-off with police on 3 January and has lost her visitation rights 'indefinitely'.
Confidente Sam Lutfi is reported to have told US chat show hostess Barbara Walters that the troubled star is seeking help for mental health issues.
The next custody hearing will take place on the 4 February.
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