Britney Spears, Jamie Spears & Kevin Federline really are mad about child support

BRITNEY SPEARS and KEVIN FEDERLINE

Welp, I was wrong about this. Weeks ago, we heard that Kevin Federline and his lawyers have approached Britney Spears’ team about getting an increase in his child support. Kevin has sole legal custody of his two sons with Britney, and Kevin gets to determine whatever visitation Britney gets with their sons. He’s been generous about visitation for years, even when Britney was going back and forth from LA to Las Vegas for her immensely profitable Vegas residency. Now that Britney has banked so much money, Kevin wants an increase in child support. Reportedly, Britney was “angry” about K-Fed’s request, but then Us Weekly – the outlet which has been quietly breaking all of these stories for weeks – said that K-Fed was probably going to quietly negotiate with Jamie Spears and Brit’s team, which I thought was the right way to handle things. Except now it seems like Jamie Spears went to TMZ to cut down K-Fed.

Britney Spears’ dad, Jamie, is super upset at Kevin Federline, who called him pleading for more child support when, in fact, all he wants is to jump on her gravy train. Sources connected to Britney tell TMZ, last Friday K-Fed called Jamie and said he was in a financial bind and wanted to talk about raising his child support. TMZ broke the story K-Fed has been pulling in $20k a month for child support for years, but he now says it’s not enough. We’re told Jamie was suspicious and asked Kevin where the $20k was going, but Kevin hedged.

Our sources say, last week, Jamie got a letter from Kevin’s lawyer, asking him if they could sit down and talk. They did indeed have a talk, and we’re told the lawyer explained now that 12-year-old Sean and 11-year-old Jayden have gotten older, Kevin needed more than $20k. We’re told Jamie pressed again, asking what the kids needed that they weren’t getting. We’re told Kevin’s lawyer wouldn’t answer, but said his client needed the means to take care of the 2 kids at Britney’s level. Jamie fired back … Britney’s taking care of the kids the way she always did — nothing’s changed.

Our sources say the lawyer repeatedly talked about Britney’s recent successes — particularly her sold-out Vegas shows — saying she was making a lot more money. We’re told Jamie kept pushing back, saying Britney’s success has nothing to do with the needs of the children, and his daughter wasn’t responsible for taking care of Kevin and his other families. Britney has paid Kevin a fortune in various forms of support over the years. When they divorced in 2007, she cut him a check for $1.3 million and he got spousal support for several years and continues to get child support. We’re told Kevin and his lawyer never named a figure and never gave a single example of the children’s unmet needs.

[From TMZ]

I’ll say it again, even if people seem hellbent on casting K-Fed as the villain: Jamie Spears doesn’t want to go down this route. This route will end up in a huge legal mess about Britney’s conservatorship and her mental state and her finances. Kevin, by all accounts, has acted in Britney’s best interests for years and been very generous with her – even given her conservatorship – about spending time with the boys. I truly believe most family courts would say that because of Britney’s increased income, K-Fed should receive more child support.

Also: E! News is now reporting that Jamie and Kevin are in “negotiations.” So why the TMZ story? Was Jamie just pissed off, or was it part of some attempt to kneecap Kevin during the negotiations?

BRITNEY SPEARS and KEVIN FEDERLINE

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  1. Mrs. G says:

    He’s right maybe Kevin should find a job .

    • Argonaut says:

      if kevin has a job he cannot be around to bring the boys to britney when she can have them. he won’t have the freedom to travel to where she is.

      she benefits from him not having a job and being flexible to her schedule and jamie needs to remember that.

      • Jamie says:

        then why isn’t his wife getting a job? why are both of them at home?

      • Lela says:

        except he doesn’t travel, Jamie actually does, part of the deal is that Britney pays for Jamie to fly the boys back and forth between Kevin’s home and her home in Vegas. Kevin refused the traveling because he wanted to not miss too much time with his other 4 kids (understandable). He could get a job and so could his wife. They have an army of nannies, handlers and body guards on staff and the kids aren’t toddlers that need to be supervised 24/7

      • Jamie says:

        “they have an army of nannies, handlers and body guards on staff and the kids aren’t toddlers that need to be supervised 24/7″

        all pay for by britney (outside of the child support money)

      • FLORC says:

        And the kids benefit. They have their father to help them. By what we’ve seen of Britney. What we know from courts. Her well documented issues. And her finances still not being her own. She is not stable. And that hurts the kids more than anyone. That Kevin hasn’t pulled them away from her is to his credit. That they seem well adjusted is to his credit.

        This is basic. She has to pay more. If her lifestyle changes then adjustments are made to support. If she makes more it goes up. If she makes less it goes down.

      • Argonaut says:

        OK, fair enough, but the law states that the custodial parent can petition for an increase in child support if the non custodial parent’s earnings increase, which we know britney’s did – greatly.

        there’s the facts – everything else is opinion and inconsequential.

      • Sherry says:

        @Jamie – Exactly! Britney’s not just sending child support, from what I understand, she’s paying for all of the extras for those boys. It sounds like Kevin and his wife are living off of Britney’s child support payments, which means Britney’s child support is going to support Kevin, his wife and his other children. I don’t blame Jamie Spears for being upset about that.

      • Argonaut says:

        @Sherry jamie can be upset all he wants but the problem is he wants to go against the rules for child support. if britney makes more money, she pays more to kevin, like any other couple where one parent has full custody. jamie is letting his emotions make his decisions here and that’s foolish. you have to follow the established child support guidelines.

      • Jamie says:

        @Argonaut the issue isn’t whether or not kevin will get a higher child support, because if he petition for it he will get it.

        But at the cost of higher child support, kevin might lose the Free house, Free cars, Free nannies, Free travel, Free school tuition, Free activities. Which have all been paid by britney and jamie and were not required to be paid by Britney and Jamie. All of those expenses were supposed to be paid for by Kevin with the support money.

        So yes, he will get more child support, but the sum total of money he will get ight be lower because jamie can ask them to move out of britney’s house and pay for the nannies themselves.

        Kevin has a good thing right now, he gets to pocket the support money while Britney pays for pretty much every expenses besides food. Do he really want to lose that?

      • Argonaut says:

        @Jamie if she retailiated by taking away their housing, transportation, school & activity fees, and security, she would find herself right back in court being reprimanded by a judge and ordered to pay.

        do you understand how child support works? the idea is that the child should have the same standard of living in both of their homes. so the parent who makes more $$ is obligated to pay the other parent so that the child has the same lifestyle when they are with their parent who makes less money as they do with their wealthier parent. it’s about keeping things equal for the child. it’s decided for the child’s benefit. that doesn’t mean the parent or the half siblings won’t also benefit. it’s just the way child support is decided.

      • someone says:

        Why does everyone keep saying Britney isn’t stable, or is severely mentally ill? Other than the fact that she hasn’t challenged the conservatorship (which maybe she doesn’t challenge because she likes her Dad handling things) is there any proof she is currently mentally unstable? I’ve not seen any stories in the news about her doing something crazy or insinuating she can’t take care of her kids.

      • Jamie says:

        @Argonaut I understand how child support works. Do you?

        You understand that right now, Britney is paying for all of the housing, transportation, school & activity fees, and security, and the child support, Kevin is basically pocketing the 20k a month. Because Britney already pays for everything else.

        If she takes that away and court orders her to pay more child support (as she should), that money will all go to housing, transportation, school & activity fees, and security. Because thats what the child support is for. but Kevin will have no money to pocket. So in the end kevin would not have gain anything, where as their current arrangement, kevin is pocketing 20k a month.

      • Argonaut says:

        @Jamie it wold be incredibly foolish to pull a move like that, and would set her further back and harm her more than help her, as it would be punishing the children by disrupting their lives in order to spite their father, and courts do not look favorably upon that.

        i think it’s britney who has a good thing going here and should pay more, just like child support guidelines would order her to with such an increase in her earnings anyway.

      • Julie says:

        I posted this down thread too but quick question …

        I have a legimate question about Britney’s mental health. Does she have depression or bi polar or something more serious ? I ask because the way people discuss her and the fact that she has a conservatorship makes it seem like she is severely mentally disabled ? And like the guys she dates are asked to pretend to like her but really they are her nurses or something ? Again, I don’t know the specifics but it almost feels icky that they are intimate with her because from the way we get the info it seems like she has no capability to make any decisions.

      • PoodleMama says:

        Whether or not he gets the increase or not he should get a job as when he is no longer entitled to CS he will have no skills and no work experience. Otherwise he will end up asking his sons with Brit for financial help which is a bad situation for them to be in.

      • Frome says:

        Julie, she has bIpolar and although most people with bipolar find a good drug cocktail that allows them to function quite well, Britney either has a very severe version or they intentionally over medicate her to keep their little money maker compliant

      • Shannon says:

        For 20k a month, he could easily handle that. He could ask his wife to do it, pay for a driver or even just work with her schedule-wise. I’ve had an ex – he had a job, I had a job – it’s really not that difficult to arrange a time for kid exchange.

      • Marty says:

        No one knows Brit’s mental state. C-ships of this nature are not supposed to be handed out unless someone is severely disabled. I hope she is in a good place and not being taken advatage of. The rumor is severely bipolar but the source was not named. No one from her team has spoken about her specific health impairent.

    • Go Figure! says:

      I have to agree. It’s not Britney’s job to support his other children, nor his wife.

      • Luna says:

        It seems like schizoaffective disorder, bipolar type. She had a clear psychotic break. Sometimes you simply can’t find meds that work, but most of them are “weight gainers.” I imagine that is a big component in choosing to medicate or not medicate. Her body is her salary.

    • Leppdaved says:

      Child support is not spousal support where you can ask for more is the other starts to make more. This is not your average family, 20k a month is not enough? I’m sure all extras like school n activities Britney pays for.

  2. Argonaut says:

    really bad move by jamie spears – don’t rock the boat with kevin. he’s been good to britney since they split, the boys are nearly teens and their activities etc are going to be getting way more expensive, and britney can easily afford this

    • Jamie says:

      britney already pays for all the activities. She also pays for housing and travel and utilities. Kevin and his family lives in a house own by Britney’s estate.

      • Eyeroll says:

        @Jamie is this recorded somewhere? The only thing I have seen is the $20k a month, is it in the court documents that she is paying for housing, travel etc as well?

      • Jamie says:

        no its not in the courts documents. Britney pays the 20k which is in the court documents, but she also lets kevin and his whole family live in a house that is own by britney’s estate. She also provides all the nannies and body guards and maids and she pays all the tutition and medical bills travel expenses. These are things she is doing without being told to. Because those are things that kevin is suspose to do with the child support, but since britney is paying for them, kevin is pretty much pocketing the child support. So in asking for more, he is essentially asking for more pocket money while expecting britney to continue to pay for all the expenses.

        Which is why i said it was dumb, cause yes, britney made more money and so britney’s child support will go up. But since britney has been paying all of these expense without court order, she can stop anytime. So instead of pocketing the 20k, kevin will have to actually use the child support to pay all the expenses.

    • FLORC says:

      This…
      As far as the law goes… The support should be increased. This is an attempt to sway public opinion.

    • Sabrine says:

      This is strictly child support which I assume will end when the boys turn 18 or 21. This is why K-Fed wants more money. He’s going to be in dire straits in about 10 years when the gravy train grinds to a halt and no further money is coming in to support all the rest of his family. The clock is ticking away quickly; he’s virtually unemployable at this point and this will escalate as he gets older. He needs to bank at least half of that child support money so it’s no wonder he wants more money now. It won’t be easy as his other kids get older either; college, etc.

      • holly hobby says:

        I really doubt he knows how to bank money. He’s probably frittering away with everything she’s given him in support of the boys. I have no opinion about the amount he should receive. The law is the law whether people like it or not.

        However, if he was smart, he should invest in the money he is given because that gravy train is gone in about 10 years.

      • Evie says:

        Actually, KFed is going to be in dire straits a lot sooner than 10 years. Sean and Jayden will turn 13 and 12 this September. So that means KFed’s free ride on the Britney gravy train will come to a screeching halt in 5 1/2 and 6 1/2 years respectively. Once they hit 18 they are considered emancipated adults. And Britney will surely pay for their college education and continue to pay for all their other expenses just as she’s been doing all along.

        The BIG difference is that when the boys reach the age of 18 and are legally adults, KFed is no longer a custodial parent. He loses monthly child support + the roof over his head. KFed will also lose any leverage he has with Jamie and Britney because the kids get to make their own decisions.

    • Lucky Charm says:

      Non-custodial parent makes significantly more money, the custodial parent can request a child support increase. It’s done all the time. Plus, the boys will soon both be teenagers. Food alone will be almost that much, lol! Raising three boys, I shopped at Costco for my weekly groceries, and the grocery store once or twice a week. My youngest alone drank one gallon of milk per day by himself. I used to tease the kids that my daughter was the only one I could afford to feed on a regular basis.

  3. CrazyCatLady says:

    I forget how many kids he has my how many different women. Brit should, can and does support hers. She pays plenty. He shouldn’t get continual increases in child support due to her income if those increases really go to support all his kids….those that aren’t theirs. That’s BS.

    I respect how he helped Brit to recover ….I was pleasantly surprised at how he handled that situation. and maybe that’s worth a lump sum of appreciation but ongoing gravy train increases just because?

    Big fat nope.

    • Argonaut says:

      6 kids, 3 women – two with each woman.

    • Krill says:

      If he had no other kids, I may be on board with cutting him off but this is much more complicated. Britneys kids have half siblings who they live with practically full time since he has sole physical custody. These are their brothers and sisters. Now imagine a family where two of the children get the very best of everything and the others live on a much tighter budget. Yes, their parents should also provide for them but lets not pretend that they would ever be able to earn even close enough to keep up. If the boys go to fancy private school, get designer duds and regularly take vacations in Switzerland while the rest are in the DeVos system wearing their siblings designer hand me downs and going to free Church camps, you are fracturing every one of those kids psyche.

      I think its cruel of her to view that home situation solely through the lens of her own children especially since she can afford to increase it without so much as breaking a sweat. She may not have given birth to those chikdren but that doesnt mean she shoukdnt have a heart for them too.

    • KBB says:

      That’s your opinion, but that’s not how the law works. The non-custodial parent has an increase in income, they pay more in child support. That’s just how it is.

    • Veronica says:

      I mean, technically, that’s how child support works. If the non-custodial parent gets an increase, the custodial parent should see an increase in return since they’re doing the majority of the childcare. That I don’t have a problem with, though I do think the fact that neither Federline or his wife have a job is not helping appearances on their side, regardless if that’s fair or not.

      I’m honestly curious how much of this is actually Britney herself and rather her dick father – who, frankly, is likely just as responsible for contributing to Britney’s mental health breakdown as the mother was – because he actually controls much of her money.

    • CrazyCatLady says:

      At least in Texas ….at one point it was a percent of income generally up to a max, There wasn’t an automatic increase based on a new increased income once a certain level was reached. I’m pretty sure it was not $20k a month while still paying every other expense too. ,

      All these people are ultimately being supported by Britney…,KF, his exes, and his exes children, When those kids turn 18 and the gravy train with biscuit wheels that is BRit Brit gets a reprieve……

      Some folks are gonna be hurting, Right now 4 children that aren’t hers and likely 2 exes of KFs are all dining off of her plate. What they have learned is grifting off of Other Peoples Money.

      Does anyone other than Brit actually work? AT a job?

      Sorry I’m Team Brit on this one,

  4. Lela says:

    Get a Job K-Fed you loser (and his grifter wife as well)!!! I’m glad Jamie is asking where the money is going. Britney’s estate pays for his home, all maintenance and upkeep and he gets child support. TMZ even reported she pays for all expenses regarding the kids school, security, extracurricular, medical/dental and travel so what exactly is his child support doing other than supporting his other 4 kids and baby moms? I think he knows the gravy train is ending in 6 years and wants to stash away as much as he can now before it’s all over.

  5. Jamie says:

    I mean by all accounts, kevin wasn’t only getting 20k a month. Britney also paid for all living expenses (they live in a house own by britney’s estate for free). Britney also paid for all misc. expenses.

    I dunno if kevin wants to really fight Britney on it. Sure, the child support would increase but britney can cut back on all the extra stuff she has been paying which i’m sure would be more than the increase. And if he doesn’t let her see the kids, she can ask them to move out.

    You may think that kevin has the advantage because he can take away her visitation because of the conservatorship. But kevin and his whole family depends on britney. I feel like he will lose more if he piss off britney. He’ll have the increase in child support but will lose all the extra support britney provides and the free housing. The kids are old enough where they will demand to see mom even if he cuts off her visitation. Then he’ll be the bad guy, who cut off his sons access to their mom for money.

    • Shannon says:

      Not to mention, the kids I believe (probably depends on the state, in GA it’s 13) to have a say in whether or not they get to see their mother. It appears they genuinely love her and she them, so I don’t think ‘cutting them off from her’ entirely is gonna fly. He may get more stingy with visitation, but there’s no way he’s going to actually be able to never let them see her.

  6. Red says:

    Kevin was “generous” with Britney?? I’m pretty sure that the amount of time Britney was spending with the boys for years was court ordered. He wasn’t doing anything because he’s so kind hearted. I read that Britney paid for his house, anything extra the kids need, etc. What exactly is the 20k going to? I don’t think that’s an unreasonable question. I think people would be less suspicious if Kevin didn’t already have children from other women, while not having a job, or even if his girlfriend had a job. I don’t see why Britney should just bow down because he acted like a human being and was a father to their children.

    • Erinn says:

      “I’m pretty sure that the amount of time Britney was spending with the boys for years was court ordered.”

      And I’m sure he could have included some extra reasons why she should have limited exposure to the kids. I get what you’re saying – but when a 36 year old woman still can’t even control her OWN life – I don’t think she can be considered some sort of stable, only positive influence on the kids. Quite honestly, if it weren’t for her supervision and for nannies I really doubt that she’d have any alone time with the kids. It’s not just a question of whether she is a danger to herself – she’s also endangered the kids over the years.

    • KBB says:

      He could have easily blocked visitation with the state she was in. Not permanently, but for a good amount of time he could have blocked her seeing them. She locked herself in a room with the youngest and violated her custody agreement. She was supposed to have handed them over to him and she refused and locked herself in a room with the younger one.

    • Geekychick says:

      COME ON! Am I the only one that remembers the potential tragedy when she dodn’t want to “return” the boys after her visitation time was over, locked herself (alone!) with the youngest and in the end, negotiating team (police, laywers) barely managed to organize a hand-off? she was taken to hospital in an ambulance. the whole situation was clasic murder-suicide set-up, that’s why it was so dangerous.
      This woman is not competent to take care of her most basic bussiness, by court and her dad, and you think that, at any point in time, their dad-who is, by all acounts the real and very good primary caretaker, with her history and current state-couldn’t cut off her visitation?!
      I also don’t think he’s generous”-I think he’s a great dad who wants his boys to grow up with some semblance of a mom eho is a part of their lives. And I thinks he picked and picks her slack, parenting wise, for years.
      this is all Jamie Spears not wanting to share-which is epecially gross considering how many millions she is earning and how much of that goes to Jamie Spears-a lot more than 20K a month+all expenses paid, I bet.
      if Kevin only cared bout money, nothing else, he could go on and just give an interview about those days right before the 5150 hold and everything. I bet he’d get millions just for an interview. Think about that.

      • Bonsaibonanza says:

        @Geekychick I completely remember and I agree with you. If there is anyone who could blow the lid off the real story of Britney’s breakdown (which we all know was mental health related but exacerbated by crazy serious drug abuse) and the current state of her conservatorship, it’s Kevin.

        Her conservatorship is really sad and one of these big open awful things in Hollywood that we’ve all just shrugged off because she seems better on the surface, but one day I hope the real story comes out. Part of me hopes Kevin does do it, just to get the truth out there. But in the meantime, it’s in Jamie’s and everyone on the current money train’s best interests to just pay him and return to the status quo. (Britney’s not a legal adult in the eyes of the court, so her opinion really doesn’t matter actually.) Kfed doesn’t have the money she does, but he has enough ammo, plus sole custody of the kids, and he could bury them all. It’s gross, but he’s got them over a barrel and they’d do well to remember it.

        Seriously, do they really think people are going to pay big bucks in Vegas to see her if it comes out how severely mentally impaired she is? It’s not going to make people feel good – the nostalgia of singing along to “oops I did it again” isn’t strong enough to overcome the feeling in the audience that they might be complicit in the continued abuse of a severely disabled person who is still getting pimped out for that almighty dollar. People forget how bad she was because it’s been so long, but all it takes is one interview or expose and it could all be over. Then goodbye cash cow.

  7. Loopy says:

    I have not read any where else about from this site that sh gives $20k to each child($40k monthly) i think they $20k is for both of the boys.Which is still fine considering she pays for everything else on top of that.

  8. Millenial says:

    I hate when people complain about paying child support. This is what you signed up for when you made a baby with a dud of a baby daddy.

  9. HelloSunshine says:

    What other expenses does he have? My understanding is that Brit pays for everything? His house, car, other transportation for the boys. What other expenses could there be that justify a 20k adjustment? I would assume that her paying for the house and stuff would also factor into the child support? And the boys are in school so why can’t KFed find a M-F normal hours job? His wife doesn’t work so she could get the boys from school.
    And before anyone jumps on me, I would be asking the same questions if the genders were reversed. KFed has it good compared to most people (even celebs I think) with this arrangement. This isn’t the same as Halle Berry and stuff imo.

  10. Talie says:

    I mean…I don’t get why he needs more than $20K a month for those two kids. Britney probably takes care of all their big purchases, including school tuition. This definitely reads like a money grab for the other kids. In fact, if they went to court, the judge might even dip the support lower. It’s been blowing back on women who go for higher.

  11. Merritt says:

    Jamie is right to inquire about whether money that is intended for Britney’s children is actually going for Federline’s other children. Federline’s other children are not Britney’s responsibility.

    • Coco says:

      I suspect this is the only reason this wasn’t quietly settled. Money is definitely not an issue for Britney nor has she ever been petty about supporting her kids and Kevin by extension. I believe Jamie has a legit question about how, if in fact it’s true, does Kevin require additional support when he probably only has a few thousand a month out of pocket expenses. And that’s being generous with the expense estimate if she indeed pays for all the stuff speculated on here. She will probably ending up paying more but I’m betting not by much.

  12. Digital Unicorn says:

    It sounds like KFed is in debt and is using his kids to shake up his wealthy ex to pay off his bad lifestyle choices. Her father is quite right to ask what the money is for and WHY now? If he can justify it then yes he should get it but if he can’t, then no. Britney pays the $20k PLUS all expenses relating to the children. I believe she also bought him the nice big house they all live in.

  13. Nicole says:

    Lets just cut to the chase…Jamie is mad because if this goes to court Kevin will win easily. 20K per month with britney taking in over 100 mil will warrant an increase. He’s an idiot if he thinks ANY judge won’t agree.

    • Jamie says:

      but who would really lose?

      Sure kevin will get an increase in child support, but jamie can cut back on paying for all the nannies, bodyguard, cars, travel expenses, ultitlies and children’s activities expenses (which Kevin was suppose to pay with his child support anyways, but jamie and britney always took care of) and ask kevin and his family to move out of britney’s house.

      I feel like an increase in child support would not be worth losing all the extra benefits he has been getting from britney.

      • Nicole says:

        You know that they probably have a contract for that right? Like Jamie isnt just giving that stuff to Kevin. They probably have that hammered out in a contract just like most couples that split CS this way. He can’t just cut back on that on a whim.

    • magnoliarose says:

      And he doesn’t want anyone digging into Britney’s finances because there are a lot of people on that gravy train. Her life is a mess, and there is nothing therapeutic about her situation.
      It is easy to cast all the negatives at Kevin when there have been questions in the last few years Why she is still under conservatorship and who is benefitting?
      This subject came up the other day at dinner, and someone pointed out that this situation should be investigated because it is suspicious. What kind of mental illness is so bad she can’t take care of herself and yet she is playing shows in Vegas? And she is like a zombie on stage, not singing and not really there.
      Going to TMZ of all places doesn’t show Jamie in such a great light.
      Like I said the other day. There are no heroes or fabulous people here.

      • GD says:

        But he shouldn’t support his other children with her money, it is that simple. I read on other sites and people commented that Britney has her conservatorship only about her money. I really don’t if that’s true or not, but it would make sense.

      • littlemissnaughty says:

        @GD: People keep arguing that but as I said below, how is that even feasible? They live together. His other kids also shouldn’t feel like crap just because their moms aren’t Britney. This isn’t only about the adults and about principle.

      • Nicole says:

        She shouldn’t and maybe she can not cover the housing expenses directly. But otherwise there’s not really much she can do about the other kids. They are there and they are going to benefit from the money. There’s not much of a way to split that. That’s also why you should be careful of who you procreate with

      • Digital Unicorn says:

        it was rumoured around the time of her breakdown that her finances were an absolute mess and that she wasn’t as wealthy as she once was – her spending was out of control. Also there were the people she had around her (Lufti and Adnan) who were not only on the ‘payroll’ but actively trying to get her to sign over control of her finances to them. Its no co-incidence that when her father appeared on the scene to take control her (now former) long term manager, her mother and other people who were ‘managing’ her career were all sidelined. It’s long been speculated that the Vegas residency was aimed at rebuilding her wealth/solving cash flow issues – she’s mega wealthy on paper but the reality is usually very different.

        Its not that i think Britney isn’t capable of making decisions for herself but its that she’s easily influenced by other people, esp men who she gets involved with. She’s an easy target for people like Lufti and I think that’s why that the conservatorship is still in place. She’s vulnerable in a way that means she can be taken advantage of easily for her wealth.

      • Merritt says:

        @littlemissnaughty

        That is Kevin’s problem, not Britney’s. He and his wife are both capable of finding work, they just don’t want to. I think his eldest kids with with their mother Shar jackson the majority of the time and Federline either pays or owes her child support.

      • Veronica says:

        Yeah, this makes me side-eye Jamie more than Britney. The amount of money she’s made likely generates the child support alone in bank interest. I really don’t have much of a problem with an increase. Given how abusive her upraising was, I’m honestly shocked that her father is one of her conservators, but that lends a lot of insight into just how corrupt the entire situation surrounding her has been all along.

      • Genessee says:

        Veronica,

        I thought that Jamie stayed behind in Louisiana while her mom ran her career because he didn’t like the whole “lolita” image she was cultivating for Britney?

        What abuse did I miss from her childhood?

      • Geekychick says:

        I agree with you and I can’t believe people here are all jumping on Kevin. I mean, he takes care of those kids. she can’t (by court and her father) take care even of himself. she earns millions and millions and millions. by all accounts, her dad is her glorified accountant and I bet his salary is more than 20K a month….and Kevin is making sure her kids are growing up healthy and stable, but he is being greedy? SMH. this is sexism at work (and I honestly can’t believe I’m saying that!!!)-but it was the same with Berry and her babby dady. everyone was demonizing him until it all escalated and there was just not possible to hide Berry’s craziness.

      • Veronica says:

        There were rumors about him years back, and he’s been caught making pretty gross comments on the whole “courtship documentary.” But honestly, the biggest thing here is that if you’re going to tell me that all of this went on without his knowledge, I’m going to say 1.) he’s full of shit and either did nothing or engaged in it, 2.) if he’s staying behind and letting Britney get exposed to all that alone with her mother despite his concerns, he neglected her safety as a parent.

    • littlemissnaughty says:

      I don’t understand how Jamie can even risk this. I also don’t see how anyone can get on a high horse here. Kevin is a gold digger, Jamie exploited his children, and frankly the only question should be how do we protect the kids and Britney from this sh*t? She has more money than she’ll ever be able to spend. If it means peace and quiet and no legal kerfuffle, for god’s sake, pay him. Don’t go down without a fight, by all means. Negotiate. But don’t f*ck with him. If he goes to court, it could get ugly. Britney has had severe mental health issues. She’s still under the conservatorhsip. Does ANYONE want that to come out, be talked about? I wouldn’t. She’s making you all rich so do what’s best for her and the kids. This isn’t about the principle or whether his other families (Jesus, how could she ever have two children with this guy?) benefit.

      That is something I don’t get. No, she’s not repsonsible for his other kids. But they all live in the same house. How is it even feasible to afford her two boys a much better lifestyle than their siblings? And how would that make the siblings feel? I don’t give a sh*t about Kevin, Jamie, or the other wives/girlfriends. But Brit and the kids don’t need this crap. Protecting her does not mean protecting only her money.

      • Nicole says:

        Exactly what I’m saying. You can’t separate the kids so they are going to benefit. And yea I’ve never had a favorable opinion of her parents. They let so much crap happen to her until they had to step in. Awful. I don’t like K-Fed either but lets be honest about how much easier her life is that he stepped up and took the kids out of the spotlight and healthy. Esp considering he was not the most together guy before. It would be best for them to make this happen

      • littlemissnaughty says:

        Her breakdown was so public and so ugly, he could’ve exploited the situation. Not that anyone needs to be grateful that the father of her children didn’t destroy her. But he really did “go quietly”, so to speak. And stepped up, in fact. Whenever there are kids involved and you have the means and the requests aren’t outrageous, I say throw money at the problem and move on.

      • magnoliarose says:

        Her parents allowed things to happen to her sister too and that isn’t discussed much. And her mother is back in the picture.
        The only way to get from under the conservatorship is if Britney does it herself and it isn’t in anyone else’s interest to encourage her to do that. She lives an isolated, controlled existence that is unnatural.
        Everyone including the people who are supposed to have only her interest at heart is making millions.
        Yet they balk at money for the kids or whatever. Her doctors make more than they give for the boys.

    • KBB says:

      Yep.

      Jamie needs to nip this in the bud and negotiate with Kevin before he takes it to a judge. Because a judge will award Kevin A LOT more than he’s getting now. Jamie is trying to shame Kevin publicly so he’ll back off, but any half way decent lawyer would just take it to court.

  14. Gaby says:

    If I’m not mistaken, Britney pays for all the trips, the kids’ school, the house AND the 20k in child support.

    Yes, he has been “generous” with the visitations, but I think that benefits the kids as well as Britney, I think is quite unfair to treat it like a “favor”, because she adores those boys and they adore her too.

    I do think is rude of James wanting to know where all the money goes, but like I said before, he is right to be suspicious if Britney already handles pretty much every expense these children have.

    • bma says:

      I think since Kevin has child support obligations himself, its more than warranted to ask where the money is going. He shouldn’t be using his payments from Britney to pay support to Shar (which is what I’m guessing is going on since he nor his wife work).

      • Argonaut says:

        hey maybe he’s living the high life off his “popozao” royalties

      • lucy2 says:

        I agree, it’s fair to ask for the accounting.

        She’s had a big increase in income, I can see increasing child support, but with the condition that the money is documented. Because we all know he’s using it to fund their lifestyle and pay for his numerous other children.

      • Patty says:

        That’s not how child support works though. It’s all about income and custody; that’s it. The courts don’t care about how many other kids either party has because this pertains to the children of Britney and Kevin.

        Good example, I used to work with a woman who had a child with a married man. She got child support as the custodial parent; after he and his wife ended up having twins, he tried to get child support reduced. Judge said nope, and actually increased it a bit because his income had gone up. She had another baby too recently with her now fiancé and guess what, no change in child support. You cannot just say you don’t want to have to pay x in child support for your kids because the other person has other kids living in the household.

        What are people suooosed to do – maintain two separate households. Take two separate family vacations.

        And for all the talk about how Kevin’s wife should get a job, wasn’t she a teacher? Maybe she wants to stay with her kids while their little – and she’s also acting as a mother figure to Brits boys when Brit is not around.

        I don’t know, every so often a thread will come up and it suddenly becomes a conversation of who is deserving of what. And it can come across as classist. As if certain people are only deserving of certain things – based on some of these comments it seems that only people who have high paying jobs themselves and who are paradigms of virtue are deserving of child support.

        I mean it’s really not that complicated. Britney was married and had two children with a man who now has primary custody of said children. If Britney’s income increases, her child support should increase; if her income decreases, her child support should decrease – based on the guidelines that have been established in the State of California.

        The saddest part out of all of this for me is that Britney still isn’t capable of having a more equitable custody agreement or capable of going after custody herself. It sad because it means she still has so many issues and yet her dad (who people on here seem to like) still has her performing like a circus monkey. I’d like know if she was ever actually even given a chance to get better? It seems like they just got her better enough to continue to perform – and ironically enough continue to bring in more and more money. 😢

      • bma says:

        @Patty but it does matter if he’s using support from Britney to pay court-ordered support to Shar. I have no issue if the Court increases her support–I’m a divorce lawyer, I fully get how it works (although I do question whether the guidelines in CA really extrapolate out to Britney’s wealth–most states do not). But if his position is THE KIDS need more money and the accounting shows he’s using his support payments from Britney to pay Shar, then his argument is bs. He’s responsible for his payments to Shar and he’s also responsible for supporting his other children– Britney isn’t responsible for any of that.

      • magnoliarose says:

        No, it doesn’t matter bma.
        There is no way the court can tell what is used for what. Britney and her father don’t get to control Kevin’s life or his wife. There is no way to nitpick and keep receipts for what he spends, and honestly, I think the attitude is petty. We are talking about people with tens of millions of dollars. Does it matter when her sons don’t have a mother who is coherent and present? Should Kevin’s wife ask for a salary since she is the mother? Taking time from HER children to be a mother to Britney’s? Not just a part-time stepmother either. If she works should she do the same with her smaller check?
        Point blank is Britney can’t be a mother.
        Who is with them when they are sick? Not Britney. Who takes them to school and washes their clothes? Not Britney. Britney’s life is unusual and disruptive to scheduling and routine.
        It is better for them to feel equal to their siblings and keep the peace because they will have more than enough to deal with because of their mother’s problems. They have a family that is giving them what their mother can’t, and it isn’t always something of monetary value.

      • Veronica says:

        Well, technically, if you marry a partner with children, they accept the fact that they are YOUR children now, too. You shouldn’t be marrying them, otherwise, but I agree that despite the problem of appearances, stay at home parenting is a legitimate job and shouldn’t be an argument against child support.

        Also, Argonaut, you are fired forever from this website for reminding me that “Popozao” was a thing.

      • magnoliarose says:

        @Veronica
        I am a stepmother, and I never think about using the money I have for them. We just didn’t get into the weeds with our situation. I love them with all of my heart, and I am sure Kevin’s wife does too.
        My point is nitpicking goes nowhere, and it is about stability and some normalcy for the two boys and their siblings.
        Demonizing his wife seems uncalled for in this case.

  15. DesertReal says:

    Yeah.
    I mean as odd as this may seem, if she makes less, he gets less child support.
    If she makes more, then he gets more child support.
    Not difficult, complicated, or outside of the legal norm in any way.

    It does sound like K-Fed needs to get a better lawyer though.

  16. GD says:

    I see that she is now the face of Kenzo.

  17. GD says:

    All I want to say is that I’m really rooting for her and other people with mental illness. I knew a woman with bipolar disorder and she was working, but always loaning people money, she couldn’t pay her own rent.

  18. Jordan says:

    I get that she’s making more so an increase in support is in order. But good lord, $20k is an insane amount. That would pay my rent, plus some, for a year here in Washington. What has me messed up is the fact that Britney has everything paid for them. House, travel, extras- what have you. The sentence that he’s trying to use her money for his entire family is what sticks out.

    • Argonaut says:

      of course 20k is a lot to us, but it’s a drop in the bucket to britney.

    • Veronica says:

      Her net worth is estimated to be $215 million. Think about how much cash assets alone generate in interest per month, and it makes a lot more sense.

    • naomipaige says:

      Why is that an insane amount? CS depends on your income, and let’s face it, she makes a ton of money. I think she should most certainly pay that amount, and then some!

    • Geekychick says:

      he doesn’t live in washington, though. please, let’s be real. as magnolia rose said: her doctors, who merely keep her drugged enough so her dad snd hangers-on can continue to make profit off of her, get more than the parent who is giving her kids EVERYTHING she can’t/isn’t-care, nurture, stability,. she may love them p, but she can’t give them healthy home life. and considering her and her sister’s history, to give any child to mommy and daddy Spears is to doom them to some kind of childhood trauma with lifelong consequences.

    • Jordan says:

      so we’re going to all ignore the part where I said an increase is in order due to her making more?

      Okay. Only to add in a “yeah but” comment. Okay!!

      • magnoliarose says:

        Jordan,

        Britney’s father is spinning PR here. No one knows for sure she paid for all of that. It has been alleged on blogs. LA has a cost of living that is higher than average. Much. 20 thousand is not that incredible in LA.
        It is relative to the people involved and the lifestyle they live.
        My husband’s ex-wife got more than that, and everything paid, and it was for the benefit of his children more than anything. His ex-wife doesn’t work and never has.
        Britney isn’t in charge of her money, so it is other people who are controlling this with interest in keeping the money to themselves.

        For her, it is not that much money and not enough to make a big deal over. It isn’t the usual arrangement between parents.

  19. Catherinethegoodenough says:

    In CA, a mental health conservatorship must be renewed annually, and the burden of proof is on the state to prove the conservatee is still incompetent to make decisions. It’s a big deal to take rights away and the balance tips in favor of the patient. The fact that she’s been continually conserved for, what, 10 years (?) suggests that she’s pretty bad off. I’m frankly stunned that someone who meets criteria for conservatorship can manage to perform at the level of a Vegas residency, even with medication and handlers etc. (Caveat: if she is conserved in another state the rules may be different.)

  20. Julie says:

    I have a legimate question about Britney’s mental health. Does she have depression or bi polar or something more serious ? I ask because the way people discuss her and the fact that she has a conservatorship makes it seem like she is severely mentally disabled ? And like the guys she dates are asked to pretend to like her but really they are her nurses or something ? Again, I don’t know the specifics but it almost feels icky that they are intimate with her because from the way we get the info it seems like she has no capability to make any decisions.

    • Catherinethegoodenough says:

      I would never speculate on her diagnosis , but her continuous mental health conservatorship does suggest a serious mental illness. (See my comment above!) This doesn’t mean she can’t date or find a meaningful romantic relationship, but it could make her especially vulnerable to exploitation from unsavory types.

    • Merritt says:

      I don’t believe her exact diagnosis has ever been made public. If I had to guess, I would say she probably has a combination of depression and bipolar disorder. But it is also possible that she has something like schizophrenia. It is serious enough that judges have continued the
      conservatorship for several years with no plan for it is end. I don’t think the men she dates are nurses or healthcare professionals at all, considering Jason Trawick and Charlie Ebersol both work in the entertainment industry. But they are vetted by her father.

    • Harlequin says:

      She has stated herself that she was diagnosed with Bipolar disorder. (https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/britney-spears-opens-up-on-bipolar-disorder-i-turn-into-a-different-person-29861547.html)

      My mother was diagnosed as bipolar before I was born, so I know from experience that ensuring she stays on her meds (which is beyond difficult) and maintaining a stable environment makes a massive difference in her mental health. As for Britney, the conservatorship and everything that goes with it is most likely part of her mental health plan, so that she stays on track as she has a lot to lose (not necessarily money, but the right to be able to see her sons). Take the conservatorship away, she will definately go off meds. The common arguement is “I’m better, I don’t need them anymore!” even though the only reason she is ‘better’ is because she’s taking meds and they’re doing what they’re prescribed for. If this happens, its 2007-2008 all over again, with possibly a worse outcome than a compulsory 50/50 hold.

    • magnoliarose says:

      She’s more than Bipolar, and they are never going to admit or divulge her full diagnosis and they shouldn’t. It does raise questions if she is working because she wants to or not.
      I think someone should investigate her situation thoroughly and it should be reviewed by someone with no stake in the outcome.
      I just know from reports that her shows are smoke and mirrors and she isn’t entirely present.

  21. perplexed says:

    Do the other kids he has by other women get covered by Britney’s child support (er, while no one’s looking)?

    Just wondering if there’s a huge difference in how Britney’s kids are “taken care of” vs. the kids he has with other women — for example, would Britney’s kids go to private school while the other kids go to regular public school?

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      Form what we know – Britney only provides for her own children. He apparently wanted Brit to pay for all his other kids to go to the same private school as her children because he felt they should get the same opportunities as their siblings from a wealthy mother. He basically wants her to bankroll his family. I can understand that can and likely will cause issues between the siblings but providing for those children is Kevin and his wife’s responsibility not Britney’s.

      • Geekychick says:

        it doesn’t work that way and franky, with her level of income I think it’s incredibly petty not to pay for the same tution for siblings of your kids who are living in the same household as them, full time. that’s lashing out on children and creating future rifts and problems between siblings because of…what? this money is pocket change in comparison with amount paid motnhly to her dad, for exampel,

    • Arpeggi says:

      “All The other kids”… C’mon! He has 4 other kids, including 2 he already had when Brit decided that she wanted to marry him and has had 2, with his current wife post-Britney, it’s not outrageous.

      All the other kids are Brit’s kids siblings and the 2 younger ones live with Britney’s kids full time and share their daily life (they spend way more time with each other than with their mom). It’d wouldn’t be ok if Brit’s kids had all the cool toys, new clothes and were the only ones allowed to enjoy the swimming pool while their sibling played with cardboard boxes just because they happen not to have a rich mom. That’s not how a household can work. So yes, it is very likely that some of the money goes, in some ways, towards the other kids too, and quite honestly, I don’t see as a bad thing. There are far more extravagant wishes than trying to have all your kids to have similar opportunities.

      • Merritt says:

        But again, it is Kevin’s responsibility to provide that to his other children. He only has so many more years of getting money from Britney, once her kids are either 18 or 21, she doesn’t have to give Kevin anything. So he needs to figure something out, if he intends for his other kids to continue living a luxurious life. Otherwise life is going to hit them hard.

      • perplexed says:

        What are his kids going to do when they hit 18 though? The kids by other moms can’t live off of Britney’s money when they’re older. They’re likely to see a difference in how their siblings by Britney live when they’re older. This situation does seem highly unusual, imo.

        I don’t think it’s unreasonable to expect Kevin Federline to have a part-time job or something while he also receives child support. I mean, it must be kind of a weird existence to not have a job at all. He might be a good father, but it must be strange for the kids by the other women not to see their father hold a job all, at least in terms of preparing for the future when they’ll be required to hold jobs to get by.

      • Patty says:

        I don’t even think Kevin’s family lives an extravagant lifestyle. I think people forget they he lives in California where the median home price is almost 600K. And if he doesn’t have anything to fall back on once his kids with Britney are aged out of child support; they will be his problem. But again, that has nothing to do with the issue either.

      • perplexed says:

        It may not be the issue, but others are arguing she should support all of the kids. Of course, this situation is so far from my reality I’m baffled by the dynamics of it all. In fact, I’d say I’m a little fascinated, particularly because Britney’s kids are in a completely different financial position than his other children. If people can ask why she had children by him, I think it’s fair to wonder why he kept having kids after being with Britney.

        If she has to pay more child support, so be it. I’m not opposed to that. I’m just befuddled by the differing economic situations these kids have by virtue of Kevin having different kids with different moms. I suppose I’m amazed at how they’re able to cope because it’s not a situation that fits the norm. The scale as to what Britney’s kids have through their mom vs what his other kids have through their moms is socio-economically so vast, I am curious as to how he makes it work.

      • Evie says:

        Yes, BUT Britney paid KFed a lump sum of several million at the time of their 2007 divorce. And from 2007 until 2013, she paid an additional $15,000 or $180,000 a year in spousal support. So that was another $1Million+ KFed banked over a six year period. The spousal support stopped when he married Victoria price. I’m sure he’s missing that money. If he was smart he would have invested it and put it towards schooling for the other 4 kids. Britney’s the one with mental health issues and yet Shar Jackson, KFed and Victoria Price are all unable to get a job to support themselves and the four kids they have amongst the three of them?

        Sounds sketchy to me…

      • Evie, I’m with you. Why don’t any of these people have jobs? They’re all living off Britney. I get she makes much more money but the fact is they don’t work at all, what does that teach their children?

      • magnoliarose says:

        I don’t know where anyone gets that Shar is paid by Britney. The sums of money aren’t that impressive relative to their lifestyle. If the yearly money meant so much he wouldn’t have married and let go of it. He could have just lived with Victoria.
        They don’t live a luxurious life. Not by a long shot. He was never married to Shar, so she gets whatever the court ordered him to pay. Which is probably very little.

        Anyway, the kids all seem happy and close. That is the most important thing. I don’t know what Victoria does for work. I hear rumors here but don’t know what is true.

        It does, however, look like it is heating up and maybe not going away. We will see.

  22. Michelle says:

    Well, these celebrities are overpaid anyway. She should share the money. She married him when he already had 2 kids. So she should have know. And by the way, his other kids are the brothers and sisters of Britneys kids. She has enough, she can and she should support and share her undeserved wealth. I mean singing and dancing is nothing i consider worth millions but what do I know.
    She could also share more of her money for charity but well

  23. Hollz says:

    It really depends if she is paying *extra*. Like a lot of people have said, she seems to be paying 20,000 AND for the nannies, school, etc. If those things are not already part of the agreement, a judge would see this request for more money for exactly what it is – Britney being generous and KFED being greedy. It would likely sway a judge towards Britney’s side of things.

    If those things ARE part of the agreement, it really comes down to how much more she’s really making, and where KFED is spending that 20,000. If he’s being responsible with the money, and she’s making a ton more, sure, I can see a request for an increase as reasonable. But if he’s not willing to disclose where the money goes each month, I would say that warrants an investigation. Which in a normal situation I would never suggest, but given the amount of money involved, the sketchiness of KFED, and his lack of work seems reasonable. I couldn’t spend 20,000 a month if I really tried. I mean, yeah, I’m not a parent, and I don’t live in LA…but Britney apparently owns the house he lives in – so no rent, no power bill, no cable or internet or phone bills, I believe she gave him a car as well, so no car payment. Even if she didn’t…a car payment, gas, insurance, plus groceries sounds wonderful to me.

    • Michelle says:

      If she really pays for everything like school nannys house etc. Then 20.000 is surely enough. You can support 20 kids comfortable with this money!
      But is this really true? Where do we got this information from? I only read that here but nowhere else? Can anyone give source?

      • Veronica says:

        Well…it can support 20 kids in SOME places. To live “comfortable” (i.e. have a decent amount of disposable income) in downtown Las Angeles, an individual needs to make at least $75,000 a year or roughly $6300/mo. Throw a child or two into that, and you can see where the costs climb pretty rapidly.

  24. Michelle says:

    Can anybody remember the dispute between marc anthony and his first wife? She said that jlo gets more child support then her. As if jlo needs his money. She should send this money straight to a kid charity monthly.

    In the beginning the first ex wife got 13400$ and now she gets 26800$
    I don’t know but i guess BS is earning more than MA ?

    • bma says:

      depends on overall earnings. by all reports, brit’s finances were disastrous when she had her breakdown. it was really years of people taking advantage of her. i have no doubt she/the conservatorship has spent years rebuilding her wealth. MA is also involved in much more behind the scenes in music and has been a household name for decades. I wouldn’t discount his net worth.

  25. Ams says:

    If he was in a financial bind why not just ask for help? Not go after child support. I think she would just give him a lump some or pay off some credit card bill. She has the cash.
    And yes legally, he would prob be awarded an increase but a judge could also want to know why he needs be money & he can’t seem to give a reason for that…

    I think Britney’s ongoing conservatorship deal is some legal ploy honestly. For her. Maybe bc of those shady people she hooked up with way back? Who knows what happened there…

  26. Penelope says:

    I’m usually pretty sure where I stand on most stories but I’m torn on this one.

  27. Miss M says:

    I am truly confused by this story.
    I have read elsewhere that he receives 40k a month not 20k. Also, everybody states she is making more money. She was making more money. Didn’t her residency end in dec 3017?! So, I wonder why Kevin just file for an increase in child support just now?
    By all means, she makes more she needs to pay more. However, she pays that and everything else. So, how does he spend 20K or 40 K a month if everything else is paid for? Food and entertainment? Clothes?

    • KBB says:

      She is paying $20k a month total. Some people have misinterpreted that to mean $20k per kid, $40k total.

      She reportedly signed a new residency deal to start in 2019. When they negotiated child support before, she wasn’t working at all.

      Kevin could have asked for and been awarded an increase years ago. He needs to just take her to court if he wants more money. He’s been reluctant to do that, I guess because of how he’ll look, but he’d definitely get more money. I’m not sure what Jamie thinks he’s going to accomplish by playing hardball.

  28. Izzy says:

    Asking for an accounting of what the $20K a month is being spent on, and what the unmet needs are, is FAR from unreasonable. And what is with this “the same standard as the noncustodial parent” BS? When I was a little kid, my parents split up. My father was quite generous with alimony and support, but it didn’t mean my mom could buy a big house. My dad was able to buy the bigger house, and my mom and I lived in a two-bedroom apartment. We did JUST FINE there, we had a happy home. And on a lot less than even the equivalent back then of $20K a month.

    • Veronica says:

      I think it’s totally reasonable when you consider situations where a custodial parent who gave up their career to raise children full time is going to take years to regain decent financial compensation for their labor. If the other parent also isn’t significantly engaged in the child raising, then they are also making significantly more personal compromises in terms of their lifestyle. In those cases, the highest level of compensation strikes me as completely sensible.

      For me, child support is something that should be done by a case by case basis. For instance, I’m preparing to apply for medical school. When I get out, and if I were to marry and have children, chances are I’d be the higher income breadwinner in the household unless I married a fellow doctor or profession of similar compensation. (Unlikely on all accounts because doctors don’t have lives, lol.) If we divorced and my partner gained full custody (let’s assume it was amicable – I’m a doctor who works uneven hours or travels, let’s say, so the living situation is more stable with them), I would think it entirely fair to pay the highest level of income because my partner was doing the bulk of the child raising labor. However, if I had custodial custody due to various factors but my partner was struggling to regain decent economic status because he/she had sacrificed their career for the sake of the kids or my career, and if they were still actively engaged in my children’s lives to a large degree, I may not demand child support in those first few years because I wouldn’t need it.

      Too many people go into a marriage forgetting that it’s a partnership. Too many people assume divorce is the dissolution of that partnership when kids are involved. If you want them to have a stable upbringing, you have to be mature and realistic about what each parent can contribute. It’s when both parents can’t do that that divorce situations get sticky.

  29. Muprhy says:

    He shouldn’t have gotten married, then he’d still have his spousal support.

  30. HK9 says:

    I have no idea how old Brittney’s kids are but I would just give him the extra cash and keep quiet. The gravy train will stop when the boys are finished college. The fact that they are fighting this so hard, makes me wonder why. I think something else might be going on, like maybe, she doesn’t have as much money as it appears.

    • Evie says:

      No the gravy train stops when they turn 18 and are legally adults. Britney is already paying for their private school education now. Once they’re 18, she’ll just send the money directly to the college and to the kids. It doesn’t have to go through KFed anymore. And once they’re emancipated at 18 he loses all leverage about visitation rights. Stick a fork in KFed; he’s done in 6 1/2 years when Jayden turns 18.

  31. Loca says:

    Its wrong for Kevin to ask for more money when Jamie has valud claims. Why doesn’t Kevin go out and get a real job and support his other family. Regardless of ehat happened in the past Britney is a good mother and provides for HER kids. Anyone paying child support gets tired of consistently having to pay out additional money for greedy people. Some people have no help. Kevin get a job!

  32. Lyla says:

    Is it about the kids when KFed stated that he deserves the increase, not the kids deserves it?

    I also see people saying that Brit shouldn’t have had kids with him in the first place and that the siblings shouldn’t be raised differently. Sure, yes, we shouldn’t foster resentment among siblings, but wouldn’t the same argument be applicable to Kevin and his current wife? They shouldn’t have had the kids since they had no means of raising those kids by the same standards as the ones he had with Brit. Both Kevin and his wife are unemployed, so how are they providing for their kids? How is he paying Shar child support for his two oldest? How is he saving for college for his four other kids?

  33. Darlene says:

    I wonder what he thinks will happen when the boys are both adults and the child support gravy train comes to a huge halt?

  34. perplexed says:

    I think he can ask for more money, but I also think it’s fair for Britney’s team to ask what the money is being used for. Why not ask if you’re allowed to? I also don’t understand why he doesn’t just answer the question. Can’t be that hard to answer if you’re using the funds appropriately.

  35. Mimz says:

    I don’t know how the laws work in the US but from what I read here it’s straight forward

    To me this whole ordeal has always been shady. For all we know Jamie cut a deal with K-fed to be a stay at home dad and take care of the kids because BS wasnt able to. And also lay low. It seems like hes gotten a lot of nice things over the years while raising the kids. For all we know he sacrificed his ambitions (being generous here, but it’s possible!) To take care of the kids under the BS conservatorship conditions (under Jamie’s control).
    And maybe Now K-Fed is like well we can keep things that way but I need to think about my future. I think a lot will come out of under thwt carpet if someone starts digging.. so. I say, Jamie, just make an agreement before “medical records and tapes” are “leaked” and sh*t hits the fan.

  36. perplexed says:

    Does Kevin have to pay child support to the other lady he had kids with? If he doesn’t have a job, how does that work? (It sounds like there is judgement in my post, but this is a genuine question.) Or do all of the kids live with him? I just realized there was a possibility he might be in the same situation as Brit if he doesn’t have sole custody of the kids he had with the lady he’s no longer with.

  37. Bonsaibonanza says:

    Kevin stepped up when Britney had her meltdown in a huge way. Yes, he was compensated for it but he could have done interviews, the talk show circuit, etc. and pimped out the boys at every opportunity, but he hasn’t. Yes, he is out for his piece of the pie, but let’s not forget how awful and public Britney’s breakdown was. Kevin stepped up for her too, and to date has never dragged her for it at all, and that alone should count for something.

    To the folks saying his kids in the house with his wife shouldn’t be made to feel less than Sean and Jayden because they are entitled to more from Britney … I feel mixed. On the one hand, it’s complicated and yes, it would be shitty to put kids through that feeling. On the other hand, Kevin made the choice to have two more kids, knowing that was a distinct possibility. That’s on him. But I’m of the opinion that he could make a killing right now selling stories about Britney and leaking things about her real mental state that would absolutely destroy the carefully created image Jamie and the team have been trying to create ever since the conservatorship went into place.

    It’s all a mess. The easiest solution? Pay the damn man more and just chalk it up to the maintenance costs that go into keeping the Britney money train rolling on.

    • Miss M says:

      So, Jaime should pay more just to award Kevin’s silence?! So is Kevin so keen in getting more money that he would try extorsion and destroy the reputation of his kids’s mother?! Since he stepped up to raise their boys, I want to believe he has values and would not try to hurt his kids’ mom like that. If his wife is not working, it is pretty obvious Britney’s money is paying for all of it. Britney does not need to, so Kevin needs to remember that as well. Both of them need to Put their kids first. Sorry Kevin, but his last two kids should not be Britney’s priority. He had 4 kids and conciously decided to have 2 more.

    • Veronica says:

      I mean, he COULD do that, but his two sons would have to watch him tear rip open old wounds and damage his mother’s life and reputation even more than her breakdown did. If he’s at all a decent father, he would not put his children through all of that.

  38. ItsLateandINeedSleep says:

    So I am curious. Why can’t Jamie and his lawyers ask for documentation (for the past or even now going forward). So say they all agree to raise the amount – to I don’t know 50K a month. Is it illegal for the courts and or the non custodial parent or his/her lawyers to require a monthly accounting of expenses? Housing, food, schooling etc. I mean if Britney really is already paying for those other expenses, where is the custody money going, it is definitely a valid question. There are enough actuaries in the world I am sure to have one of them create a fair formula for this situation? Obviously Kevin’s other children aren’t going to eat Kraft Mac and Cheese and Sean and Jayden eat steak for dinner…….

    I have no knowledge of how any child custody agreements really work thankfully, for all I know maybe the courts set the amount the receiving parent does whatever and nobody cares? Who pays for Kevin’s lawyers? Does that come out of the custody money too? None of those LA lawyers come cheap…..

  39. Sunnyjyl says:

    Britney is making more. Kevin deserves more. End of story. If their roles were reversed this wouldn’t be any kind of “controversy.”

  40. Sarah says:

    Good Lord, my parents divorced in the ‘80s and my parents renegotiated child support several times due to my father making more money. This isn’t a crazy request, irregardless of how you feel about Kevin.

  41. Jussie says:

    They last negotiated child support when Britney wasn’t working, and when her finances weren’t in the greatest state because she’d spent years constantly blowing hundreds of thousands on shopping sprees at budget stores, buying cheap crap that has no resale value.

    In the years since then her spending has been reined in due to her conservatorship, her bank balance has rebounded, and she’s been working very consistently and been highly paid.

    This isn’t a difficult issue. When you start making more money, you should be paying more child support. Whether the amount you were paying before was already relatively high is irrelevant. Unless you have a very solid prior legal arrangement, or the other parent chooses not to pursue it (which is what KFed has done for years now), if you make more you pay more.

  42. duchesschicana says:

    It’s, usually the one who earns more money pays more $$$ its Britney by default. Her baby Daddy has another about 5+ years until his gravey train haullts. With that said I would too ask where he is spending the money if he needs more if britney truly pays for housing and everything else.