Monday 22 October 2018

Britney Spears' ex-husband Keven Federline seeking significant child support increase and it's getting ugly

Musician Britney Spears and Kevin Federline arrive at the 2004 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 8, 2004 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Musician Britney Spears and Kevin Federline arrive at the 2004 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 8, 2004 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Britney Spears and Kevin Federline wed in 2006
Britney Spears and her then boyfriend Kevin Federline have a private shop in Brown Thomas in 2004.
Singer Britney Spears (R) and husband Kevin Federline arrive at the SONY BMG Grammy Party held at The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on February 8, 2006 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
Britney Spears and Kevin Federline arrive at the 2006 Grammy Nominees party with Kanye West, hosted By Verizon Wireless and Rolling Stone Magazine at the Avalon Hollywood, on February 6, 2005 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Matthew Simmons/Getty Images for Rolling Stone)
Singer Britney Spears (L) and Kevin Federline arrive at the Warner Bros. Premiere of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the Grauman's Chinese Theatre on July 10, 2005 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Britney Spears and Kevin Federline arrive at the 2004 Billboard Music Awards on December 8, 2004 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Honoree Britney Spears (L) and Sam Asghari attend the 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on April 12, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for GLAAD)
Honoree Britney Spears attends the 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on April 12, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
Singer Britney Spears attends the 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at the Beverly Hilton on April 12, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACONVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images
(FILES): This September 6, 2001 file photo shows US pop star Britney Spears performing with a snake draped over her shoulders at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards in New York

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Kevin Federline's lawyer wants Britney Spears to pay her ex "at least three times the amount" of child support she currently gives him.

The star's celebrity divorce attorney Mark Vincent Kaplan has insisted the 'Piece of Me' singer's own representatives have not responded with "reasonable" conditions.

Speaking to Us Weekly, he claimed: "We gave them ample time and opportunity to settle Kevin's child support modification increase, and they came back with conditions that are not reasonable.

"It's their position that they don't have to turn over Britney's financial information, including tax returns, which is required under the California family code.

Britney Spears and Kevin Federline arrive at the 2006 Grammy Nominees party with Kanye West, hosted By Verizon Wireless and Rolling Stone Magazine at the Avalon Hollywood, on February 6, 2005 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Matthew Simmons/Getty Images for Rolling Stone)
Britney Spears and Kevin Federline arrive at the 2006 Grammy Nominees party with Kanye West, hosted By Verizon Wireless and Rolling Stone Magazine at the Avalon Hollywood, on February 6, 2005 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Matthew Simmons/Getty Images for Rolling Stone)

"It's not California celebrity code edition, she has to comply... This is the choice they have made, and they will now have to deal with it. We are still open to try and settling this without judicial intervention."

Kevin - who has 12-year-old Sean Preston and 11-year-old Jayden James with his former wife - claims he is "simply less of a 'name' and less in demand than he was in 2008" when the child support was agreed on, according to court documents obtained by The Blast.

Kaplan added: "A court hearing will be set, and the parties will engage in financial discovery, which will enable guideline support payment that Kevin should receive.

"This won't be difficult for us, Kevin is asking for the reasonable needs of the children to be met, which is at least three times the amount Kevin is currently getting.

Britney Spears and her then boyfriend Kevin Federline have a private shop in Brown Thomas in 2004.
Britney Spears and her then boyfriend Kevin Federline have a private shop in Brown Thomas in 2004.

"This is based on her earnings which have been publicly reported. We are also asking for attorney's fees because it didn't have to come to this."

Kevin - who was married to Britney for four years until 2007, and also has 15-year-old Kori and 13-year-old Kaleb with ex-fiancée Shar Jackson, and six-year-old Jordan and three-year-old Peyton with wife Victoria Prince - currently receives $20,000 a month from the star.

Honoree Britney Spears attends the 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on April 12, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
Honoree Britney Spears attends the 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on April 12, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

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