Britney Spears in addition to her ex-husband, Kevin Federline, have a fresh child support plan in place.
According to a source close to the negotiations, Spears has agreed to pay Federline thousands of more dollars a month in child support. The pop star had previously been paying Federline $20,000 a month, in addition to the source claims she will right now pay him nearly double in which amount.
Federline’s attorney, Mark Vincent Kaplan, finalized the deal with Spears’ legal team on Friday, according to the source.
“Kevin in addition to his team are extremely pleased” in addition to know “This specific can be the best thing for Kevin, the kids, in addition to Britney,” the source says.
ET has reached out to reps for both 36-year-old Spears in addition to 40-year-old Federline.
The former couple — who were married through 2004 to 2007 — have two sons together, 13-year-old Sean Preston in addition to 12-year-old Jayden James. Federline has had full custody of their sons since 2008.
In March, Kaplan confirmed to ET in which his client wanted at least double the $20,000 a month he was previously getting given Spears’ success with her Las Vegas residency in addition to worldwide tour, Britney: Piece of Me. yet in response to Federline’s request for a significant increase in child support, a source close to the singer claimed to ET in which Spears already covers most of their sons’ expenses, even beyond what she pays Federline in child support. According to the source, Federline’s monthly expenses also only added up to about half of the $20,000 he’s getting.
In May, the former backup dancer officially filed court docs in Los Angeles asking a judge to order Spears to enhance the monthly child support.
A source told ET in June in which Spears spending more time with her sons might have been a reason behind Federline’s request for more child support, in addition to his in addition to Spears’ souring relationship.
“Britney in addition to Kevin had a cordial relationship until Kevin began asking for more money. right now they only speak through attorneys,” the source said. “Last summer, Britney offered to take the boys more often in addition to even discussed having more custody. in which seems to be what began This specific entire ordeal.”
“Some of Kevin’s friends think he feels threatened because Britney can be doing so well in which she might not need him to hold the kids as much anymore. Therefore, his child support might plummet,” the source continued. “Kevin needs in which money to keep up the lifestyle in which he has become accustomed to.”
The source said in which the pair’s relationship had definitely become strained over the past year.
“Britney in addition to Kevin used to attend the same baseball games in addition to birthday parties together yet their relationship has been damaged because of Kevin’s demands for an increase in his current child support,” the source said. “Kevin can be claiming there can be far too much of a discrepancy between how they live at his home compared to Britney’s.”
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— Reporting by Brendon Geoffrion