Britney Spears has been ordered by a judge to pay her ex-husband Kevin Federline $110,000 in their ongoing child support dispute.
The 36-year-old pop singer must pay Federline $100,000 to help pay for his legal “costs and fees,” according to documents obtained by E! News Thursday. The additional $10,000 was for payment to a dispute resolution company, according to The Blast. (SLIDESHOW: The Sexiest Looks From The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show)
Federline took the “Womanizer” singer back to court in March asking for more than his allocated $20,000 a month for child support costs of their two sons, 12-year-old Sean Preston and 11-year-old Jayden James. He claimed that because the kids were older now they cost more.
“Kevin is trying to voluntarily revisit a modification of the existing child support number, given that the kids are older and the financial circumstances of the parties are significantly different than when the child support was originally resolved,” a source shared with the outlet at the time.
Court documents in May showed that the “Toxic” singer’s ex-husband requested that she cover the costs he had incurred during their ongoing court battle over child support issues. He reportedly asked for $250,000 and an additional $100,000 for forensic accounting fees, plus the increase in child support.
Federline’s attorney Mark Vincent Kaplan explained the payment as, “an initial contributive payment. If Britney and the conservators continue to fight tooth and nail about turning over any financial information, this will not be the last fee order they’re ordered to pay me on Kevin’s behalf. It’s puzzling why they’re putting so much energy into fighting the disclosure of her finances but I’m not deterred. We will get there eventually, it’s just a question of how much they want to cost themselves creating speed bumps on the road to the ultimate destination.”
Spears and Federline tied the knot in 2004 and she filed for divorce in 2006, with the two sharing joint custody of their kids. The pair is due back in court in October.
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