In a roundabout way, she won.
Brooke Mueller still hasn't regained custody of her twin sons with ex Charlie Sheen, but the troubled socialite was reunited with 4-year-old Bob and Max after temporary guardianship was given to her brother Scott -- and RadarOnline.com has the photos.
The boys are pictured back in the arms of their mother -- who has been in and out of rehab more than 20 times for drug abuse, including a battle with crystal meth -- who picked them up from school on Friday.
As previously reported, the judge felt it was important to keep the boys in the same school they attend so instead of moving them with Scott to his home of Orange County, he and the boys will be moving into Mueller's home.
And while Scott has agreed to care for the boys -- it's not without wanting something in return.
As Radar previously reported, Scott is requesting a whopping $55,000 per month in child support payments from Sheen, which previous guardian, Denise Richards, opted not to take from the former Two And A Half Men star.
“He expects to be paid, immediately, even though Charlie already pays for all of the boys expenses including their pre-school, doctors visits, etc," the insider told Radar.
"During the time that Denise was their guardian, she didn’t ask Charlie for one dime in child support, she actually turned it down.”
The source added, “Furthermore, Scott has NEVER taken care of the boys for more than 48 hours. He lives in Orange County and has no experience in taking care of kids.”
Richards wrote a heartbreaking letter to the Los Angeles Dept. of Children and Family Services explaining why she no longer felt like she could care for the the boys, and detailed a shocking collection of violent behavior by Bob and Max.
According to Richards, her daughters had been “strangled, kicked in the head and stomach, scratched, bit, slapped, punched in the face and head” and spat on by the boys, as have the family dogs.
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