Pop star Britney Spears has been ordered to pay her ex-husband, Kevin Federline, $110,000 in child support battle for their two sons Sean Preston, 12, and Jayden, 11. According to court documents obtained by E! News, $100,000 will go toward Kevin’s legal “costs and fees,” and the rest will be given to Benchmark Resolution Group.
Earlier this year, Kevin reportedly sent a letter to his ex-wife letting her know he wanted to reopen discussions regarding their current financial arrangement — and he followed through on his promise. At the time, The Blast reported that Kevin filed documents asking for an increase in payments due to a significant decrease in his income over the years — and TBH, it’s probably the saddest thing you will read today. “My income has changed significantly since the child support was last modified in approximately 2008 because I no longer earn a six-figure income like I did in 2008. I am no longer able to perform as a dancer due to my age, and I have not been as successful in putting out new music as I was in 2008,” he stated in his declaration. “I am simply less of a ‘name’ and less in demand than I was in 2008, which has negatively affected my income.”
Kevin, 40, currently receives $20,000 a month from Britney to care for their two sons. However, that figure was based on her income at the time — and back then the “Toxic” singer was dealing with serious mental health issues.
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Fast forward a decade, and Britney has made a big comeback, thanks in large part to her Las Vegas residency — and she has been fighting back. In May, TMZ reported that Britney believed she shouldn’t have to pay more because Kevin decided to have more kids following their divorce. Currently, Kevin has full custody of his two sons with Britney. He is also a dad to Kori, 15, and Kaleb, 13, with ex Shar Jackson, and daughters Jordan, 6 and Peyton, 4, with current wife Victoria Prince.
“Britney spends no more on the boys than he does. He’s barely getting by because he has to support three additional kids and his wife and himself on funds Brit gives him for their two kids,” the source explained. “The law is that both parents are to contribute to their children’s support. Where is his contribution?” Ouch.
However, to prove their disparity in incomes and lifestyles enjoyed by their children, Kevin’s attorney, Mark Vincent Kaplan, compared Britney and Kevin’s homes. “Petitioner is a single woman who lives alone in a 13,264 square foot Neoclassical Italianite villa on 21 acres of land in a gated community with an elevator, a library, a media/game room, 3,500 bottle wine cellar, an additional 1,200 square foot pool house, an orchard, resort-sized pool and spa, lighted tennis court and three-green golf course,” he explained. “In contrast, Respondent lives with his wife, his two minor children from his current marriage, the two minor children he shares with Petitioner and two minor children from a previous relationship in a 2,000 square foot home.”
Last year, before his bid for more child support, he opened up about co-parenting with Britney and revealed it was drama-free. “You fall into your routine and it’s really easy now,” he told Bravo’s Personal Space. “It wasn’t always easy, but it’s a lot easier now. I’m used to not having all my kids… When you are co-parenting, you have to be willing to give up some of the things you would really like to do… I’m doing a vacation with some of the kids and my nephew.”
As for Britney, she is currently dating model Sam Asghari — and it’s getting serious. “She feels that her life has never been as good as it is right now,” an insider told Life & Style. “She has a man who truly loves her, and her family is super supportive of her and Sam’s relationship.”