Us Weekly: Britney Spears wants to settle this K-Fed child support issue quietly

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Us Weekly has been doing some interesting reporting on the child support drama that seems to be going down between Britney Spears and Kevin Federline. Apparently, K-Fed’s lawyers have served notice to Britney’s lawyers that K-Fed wants more money in child support. K-Fed’s reasoning is that he goes out of his way to be generous with their complicated custodial issues, and that because he was so generous, their sons were a big part in Britney’s stability during her Las Vegas residency, which raked in more than $130 million. K-Fed is already getting $20K a month from Britney – and that’s because he has full custody – and now he wants an increase. Us Weekly reported a week later that Britney was really angry about Kevin’s demands and she’s pissed off that he’s basically using her to support all of his other kids. I said in both of those stories that this would probably be handled quietly by Papa Spears – who is still Britney’s conservator – and Kevin’s lawyers. Well… guess what?

Her dad has her back. While Britney Spears and ex-husband Kevin Federline continue to butt heads over child support payments for sons Sean, 12, and Jayden, 11, a source reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly that the 36-year-old’s father, Jamie, is now involved.

“Britney has emphasized to her father she wants this settled,” says the insider. “She doesn’t want it lingering because it only creates stress.” Federline, 40, who has full custody of the boys, and his powerhouse celebrity divorce attorney Mark Vincent Kaplan met with Jamie March 9, endeavoring to “mutually” arrive at an increase since Britney’s fortune is growing. (She’s raked in more than $137 million during Las Vegas residency).

“All Kevin wants to be able to do is provide the same standard of living the boys have when they with Britney,” the source continues. “Sean and Jayden’s needs are of course changing since they are getting older, which is a major factor in the decision to seek the increase.”

As previously reported, Federline is requesting an increase to his monthly $20,000 in child support, now that Spears’ fortune has grown from 2007. When the original payment was ordered (after her highly publicized breakdown), Britney was making significantly less money. But now she’s “making 20 times more than she did,” notes the source, adding, “It’s Kevin’s right under family law to seek an increase based on that.” A source previously told Us that the singer is “angry” about the situation. But despite the ongoing drama, things may be settled very soon: ”Both sides came away hopeful and optimistic that an agreement can be reached out of court,” the first source says.

[From Us Weekly]

Maybe this is unfair to Britney, but I’ll say it anyway: I still don’t believe she really has any concept about how much money she’s worth, nor do I think she has much of a handle on money in general. There are a lot of people in this world who always seem focused on the money, and people who have a good handle on their budget and all of that. I just don’t think Britney is one of them. She buys whatever she wants, which is probably just “a lot of clothes” and she goes on vacation sometimes and she lives in a comfortable home and her dad takes care of everything financial and legal, and that’s how she prefers it. My guess is that she wasn’t really angry about K-Fed asking for more money because she doesn’t really give a sh-t about the money in general.

Still, some people want to make this into a “Britney and K-Fed are going to war” story. From Star Magazine:

“This kind of thing happens in a lot of custody situations – if one parent is making more, the other parent feels it’s only right that their kids live better too,” explains a source. “But Kevin is always wanting a quick buck from Britney and her family and they’ve had enough. She’s willing to go to court if that’s what it takes to get him to back off, and her legal team is no joke!”

[From Star Magazine, print edition]

Again, the problem with this is that Britney doesn’t have much legal standing. She’s still under a conservatorship, and she’s never even had joint legal custody of her sons. That’s the reason why she and her father don’t want to ever have to go to court with this, which is exactly why K-Fed played it so smart: he knew that they would be more than willing to settle this quietly out of court.

Kevin Federline at Crazy Horse III

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  1. Lindy says:

    I’ve wondered for awhile about the conservatorship situation. I don’t know much at all about how they operate so forgive me if this is a dumb question, but why would it still be in place years later, when she’s been working and seems fairly stable and happy for a long time? Why can’t she get more custody of her kids at this point?

    • Sam the pink says:

      Lindy, just because somebody may seem stable doesn’t always mean they are. Most guardianship arrangements are temporary, but this one is long-term. My best guess is that they keep it in place to protect her from all the unsavory people she was involved with at some point. I know her former manager sued her, for example. If she were to be found competent enough to end the conservatorship, she would be able to be dragged into court.

      I also think for all the public image, Britney remains a person with a serious mental illness and likely needs a lot of supervision and structure to function. And that’s not a shameful thing – it’s just what she needs. Buy just because she can give the external impression of a stable, normal life doesn’t mean that there aren’t lingering issues that need to be addressed.

      • winosaurusrex says:

        Here here Sam.

        I think Brit is only doing so well as a result of the conservatorship. It likely saved her life. Some people can get away with a temporary guardianship. Others will need a life time. My main worry is what happens when Jamie can no longer handle it. What happens to Brit?

      • Sam the pink says:

        Wino: when Jamie steps aside or dies, they will have to find a replacement (presuming that it continues). I personally think that is why they let Britney “date” – to find a spouse who can eventually assume the job. I know when she was engaged before, there were plans for him to become conservator upon the marriage, but they broke up first.

      • Lindy says:

        Thanks for the explanation! That all makes sense, even if it makes me a little sad for her not being able to have more time with her kids (though it seems like she and kfed co-parent well).

      • Chaine says:

        @winosaurusrex her brother Bryan probably. I think he is already getting paid by the conservatorship for work he does for her business dealings.

      • Digital Unicorn says:

        ^^ ITA her brother will take over. Given her taste in men there is no way her father/family would entrust her wealth to anyone she marries.

        I still think she should have stuck with that Sam Tremlake (sp? Think that was his name) bloke, he seemed genuine and was very good for her.

      • winosaurusrex says:

        Thank god it will be family. And her brother has never seemed to want to be in the limelight-to the extent i forgot she had one.

      • Bridget says:

        Let’s talk about that for a moment, because it is EXTREMELY messed up that Jason Trawick was briefly a co-conservator. Britney is not considered legally able to make her own decisions, but was going to get married and have her husband placed in a position where he was in total control over her. That is not right.

      • Sam the pink says:

        Bridget: it’s not even legal in all states to do that. I live in New Jersey, and here, a spouse cannot serve as a guardian for an individual. John Nash’s wife had to divorce him in order to assume guardianship over him for a while. I tend to agree that adding a prospective spouse is kind of creepy, not to mention rife for abuse.

      • ChillyWilly says:

        Ditto what Sam said. I am worried about what will happen when her father is no longer alive to make sure she is OK. I love Brit and don’t want her to be sick like she was in head shaving days of yore.

    • Bridget says:

      As long as she has her Conservator, Britney is not legally able to have custody of her children. She’s not able to care for herself, let alone others.

    • Jussie says:

      Because she is severely mentally ill, and incapable of ever being anything close to fully functioning. If she wasn’t Britney, if she didn’t have money and family willing to be her guardian for life, she’d be in a full-time care ward.

      She can’t care for her children without assistance and supervision.

  2. Lela says:

    K-Fed and his wife need to get jobs to support the other 4 kids they have and stop depending on Britney. He’s such a freaking loser. Her estate pays for his house, all the travel, school, health, security and extracurricular activities for their boys, she even pays a portion of travel expenses for K-Fed and his 4 other kids and wife if they need to travel when it’s required to be closer to Britney. He gets 20K a month for nothing

    • Char says:

      I only imagine if it was the opposite situation and a deadbeat ex-wife of a famous male singer asked for more money to support her other 4 kids with different husbands.

    • Josephine says:

      Him not working is to her advantage – it makes him available full-time to the kids, and makes it possible for him to arrange his schedule around hers. Lots of people appreciate having a spouse whose main focus is the kids, and a spouse whose schedule is therefore very flexible.

      • ChillyWilly says:

        Yep. She gets to work and the kids get to be with their dad instead of staff. KFed is a lazy douche bag, but it’s lucky for the boys that they get their dad instead of nannies.

    • Chaine says:

      At any rate he better be saving some of that $20k a month cuz the gravy train will end as the sons turn 18.

    • Krill says:

      Interesting but sadly predictable that she is getting support here. A place that eviscerated Halle Berry for resisting an increase child support to her own angel blonde ex.

      To recap, Halle and that guy have only ONE kid together. She is in her late 40s with much much lower earning potential than Britney. And unlike Britney has 50% physical custody. She already caters for school fees and she additionally had to buy him a house. Halle Berry was required to pay 16,000 much to everybodies apparent delight and how dare you call the man with no other responsibilities for half his time and claims to not to have had an income for a full year, a gold digger.

      Britney has a super light child support deal frankly. Jeremy Renner with only one kid who is much younger than these boys and who he has shared physical custody of, pays 16,000. Its amazing Kevin waited this long to get a better deal.

      • Iso says:

        Isn’t everyone mad at Halle Barry for trying to move to France with her daughter? The overall situation is so different.

      • Felicia says:

        If I’m not mistaken, Halle had to up her support due to her having used the argument that Aubry couldn’t provide a secure place for their daughter when she was trying to move with the child to France. The Judge upped Aubry’s child support so that he was able to provide the same level of security as Berry. I don’t think he even asked for it, the hike was 100% due to Berry shooting herself in the foot.

      • magnoliarose says:

        I agree Krill.
        Aubry got far too much sympathy for a man who barely worked. Halle wasn’t innocent of everything, but it did reach ridiculous levels of poor Aubry in my opinion. He was pap strolling like a pro to make himself look great.
        He’ still living off of women. What is his job now?
        So many excuses for an unemployed man because of his looks.

      • Snowflake says:

        I heard he had a successful modeling career! Wasn’t he on ad campaign and a billboard? She got mad when he had a modeling assignment and was unable to take the kids. Martinez beat his face in, knowing he’s an ex boxer. She set that whole thing up, IMO.she also took Gabriel to court, claiming he relaxed her daughter’s hair, something like that. It was found not to be true. I don’t know you know the full background. She also tried to move to France with their daughter and Martinez. Trying to destroy the bond between Gabriel and Nahla. She wanted him to have a nicer place with more security. He moved and then she got mad when he asked for more support money. He is not a gold digger and clearly loves his daughter very much. I think Halle is a sly, manipulative bitch who used Gabriel to get a beajtiful mixed baby and then decided to try to shut him out of the picture after they broke up. She wanted him to give up his parental rights! My dislike for her is not because of her race but her asctions

  3. Astrid says:

    Wow, I had no idea things were still like this for Brittany – no custody of her kids and still under conservatory care.

  4. aenflex says:

    Her eyes are still so full of sorrow. Man, I feel for her.

    Whether she has a conceptual grasp on money or not, 20k is enough to raise two children with each month. He will never be able to provide the same standard of living because she’s a millionaire many times over.

    The problem I find with child support is that it’s very difficult to determine what they money is spent on. I don’t think Federline is some devoted super dad. I definitely don’t think that the entire 20k per month he gets goes to solely supporting those two children.

    • AnnaKist says:

      I don’t know if it’s the same in America, but here in Australia, it would be viewed as the $20k per month going to provide his housing as well as the boys’, considering he is their guardian and needs to be living with them. It would also include food, electricity, gas, home maintenance, repairs/replacement of household effects etc., and everything else that goes with maintaining a home. I’m not sure about day-to-day entertainment, such as a last-minute trip to the movies r zoo. The fact that his other children and wife will also benefit is taken as a given, but how would/could a court or anyone separate each individual expense? Obviously, he is entitled to live hs life, too, as long as the two boys are very well looked after. I think in these cases, the parent with the money just has to suck up some losses, as, who would deny his other children food or somewhere to sleep? In any case, this does not change the fact that he is a deadbeat, a dead-set bludger, a nobody who happened upon THE Britney Spears and is now living large because of her unfortunate past health issues. He is really going to feel the sting when the boys are grown and the bank closes. And he’ll still be a loser.

    • Rachel in August says:

      Poor woman can’t even smile properly now. All I see is “quack-quack” when she smiles due to too much botox around the mouth.

  5. winosaurusrex says:

    I’ve never been a huge KFed fan-only how he’s supported the kids, and Brit during her chaotic mess-think about it. He could have spent the last decade running around telling stories form when they were together through now. And he doesn’t. I know I should count that as being good, but the way people sell out celebrities these days….

    I wonder if the reason he doesn’t have a job is because his job is facilitating Britney seeing the kids? I don’t think they live in the same state, He may be taking the kids back and forth for example. Or maybe he has a job he can work from home or on the road? I really don’t know.

    But I will say child support is based on what the non custodial parent makes. So by that reason alone he should get the increase. As far as the other kids ago, Brit should support her kids, and KFed should support the others-but at the same time all kids need to be treated fairly equally because otherwise the damage the kids will inflict upon each other can be traumatizing. I’ve seen it with some of my friends-how they were treated vs step siblings or half siblings.

    All of this being said, my heart still breaks for BritBrit. This just seems to be her body these days, like her soul is gone. And it’s heartbreaking, but I would prefer her this way, to the version who was on a downward spiral and hurting everyone and everything around her. It’s just so sad. Best of luck to her. I hope one day to see the return of that sparkle that made her so likable. I hope she’s happy, I hope she’s healthy.

    • C-Shell says:

      I was typing pretty much the same thing while you were posting! So, I’m on the same page and apologize if it seems like I took too much “inspiration” from your comment.

      • winosaurusrex says:

        haha. no worries.

        I know someone is going to come in BUT THE OTHER KIDS SHOULDN’T GET ANY, but frankly if it were me? I’d rather help support the other kids, knowing that my kids would have a better and stronger relationship with their siblings than not. Those relationships we develop with our siblings and friends while we’re young really shape so much of our futures, and I would want my kids to have the best shot. So if that means subsidizing a part of their siblings so be it-it’s in my kids best interests (again if I had this kind of money)

        Anyways, I’m glad to see I’m not the only one with this frame of mind, thanks C-Shell!

      • C-Shell says:

        @winosaurex, I wholeheartedly agree. KF has turned out to be cut out for parenting and fatherhood (not talking about his fertility here), if for nothing else. I don’t judge him for being a stay at home dad with a stay at home step-mom, giving the kids attention and staying at Britney’s beck and call.

    • AnnaKist says:

      I see what you’re saying, winosaurusrex, and agree with many of your points. However, I think that when the buck finally stops when the boys are grown, and he’s on the bones of his arse again, he’ll release a book. He’s likely documented and documenting as we speak, to keep things in order. Mr Spears might have already insisted on an NDA, but in the future, Federline might dig his heels in for a massive final payout or a book deal. Once a sponger…

      • winosaursrex says:

        @AnnaKist Truth

        But I’m going based on what we know today, not what might possibly happen in the future. We cant predict that, we can guess and assume but not predict. And we can’t judge and make decisions for this based on a possibility.

        For all intents and purposes, from what I’ve gathered, KFed’s job is being a father to those boys and delivering them to BritBrit when it’s good for her, that could make it exceedingly hard to hold down a job, in which case she should be supporting him as an employee as well as child support. Not saying it’s right, but he does seem to go above and beyond to make sure she gets tons of time with the boys beyond what visitation rights she may have. And she (granted through her conservator ship) is in a position to fund that. Possibly the reason she pays for the house and such.

        Fact of the matter, child support goes based on what the non custodial parent makes, not whether the custodial parent has a job. If he made $5 a year or $500,000.00 a year, it’s still based on what BritBrit makes.

    • Evie says:

      KFed is no saint. It’s very likely that he had to sign an NDA (non-disclosure agreement) when Britney divorced him in order to get a settlement from her. That’s pretty standard operating procedure in celebrity divorces. So if he had blabbed, he could have been penalized.

      Yes, he did step up and take care of the boys when Britney had her breakdown and he did still give her access to them. BUT, he’s their father. Why should he get a medal or expect a reward for doing his parental duty, when Britney was going through a mental health crisis?

      If he’s entitled to more child support fine. BUT the fact that he’s now using the argument that he deserves more money because he gave Britney access to her sons and that kept her stable and allowed her to go out and work her butt off at the Las Vegas residency is pathetic and shady. KFed needs to make his money now because 5 1/2 and 6 1/2 years from now the boys will be 18. His free ride is over.

      What I’d like to know is: how much child support does KFed pay Shar Jackson for his first two children?
      I also don’t think Britney is aware of her net worth or the finances of her two conservator-ships: there’s one for Britney Spears, Inc. and another for her personally. I think her Dad just gives her an allowance, a bank card and a credit card and she spends as she pleases.

  6. C-Shell says:

    Oddly, I don’t have a serious problem with this. Is Federline pretty much a loser? It always has seemed so over the years. But he stepped up to provide a stable home and family life for those two little (at the time) boys. Part of that stable home life is having a live in mother figure and siblings. As the boys are growing into adolescence and their teen years, their wants and needs get exponentially more expensive. I know Britney pays for a lot of that over and above the child support payments, but it’s still true. I’m not so interested in nickel and diming Federline if some of the money gets spent on siblings because I think maintaining parity in the household is healthier than showering half the kids with luxuries while the rest receive less, and maybe creating resentment that sends them all into therapy. I don’t know. Still, Britney can afford more with her admittedly hard-earned, unfathomable wealth, and I think a quiet settlement makes sense for everyone.

    • Kristen says:

      Same, girl. Same.

      While K-Fed seems like a major douche, I just want what’s best for those kids.

    • Lady D says:

      A commenter on the last thread said Brit’s kids go to a very expensive private school and K-Fed fought tooth and nail to have Britney pay for his other four children to go to the same school. He lost that battle, according to the poster.

      • Aurelia says:

        I draw the line at asking for his other kids to attend the same private school. His wife Victoria can get a job between the hours of 9 and 3 pm and pay the fees for their bio children. There is no reason why she can’t. K fed and the nannies can look after the kids if they are not at school yet, and be on deck. Is she planning on being long term unemployed for the rest of her natural born life? Get a job as a volleyball coach.

        No wonder Jamie and bit bit are getting a bit pissy now. Agreed though, by law K-fed is due an increase. But no doubt he will need to account for the additonal income and how he spends it within the household. It’s not a no questions asked senario.

  7. Louise177 says:

    I think this is a moneygrab. I don’t think Kevin works. But it’s also not unusual to ask for more money when the ex starts to make more. If it’s true that Britney is paying all of his and kids expenses I don’t see how Kevin could be complaining.

  8. Chrissy says:

    Maybe K Fed has dirt on Britney. Like crazier things went down then we know. It makes sense really. How has she not gained control of her life or joint custody?

  9. JA says:

    Although it would be easy not going to hate on K Fed. If the roles were reversed everyone in here would be agreeing that it was just a mother looking out for herself and her children. Britney is constantly going to need Kevin there for the kids even when they are past 18. She is not 100% despite what her Instagram shows as I’m sure her life is pretty structured and maintained via the many ppl watching over her. Kevin most likely has had to make sure his life revolved around her and their children. He is good dad and has created a great stable relationship for them. Wtf are we to judge and know what it takes to be Britney’s baby daddy and all the drama he had to deal with while raising his kids. He never took off and he never took the kids away from her. Pay him and keep him happy so that the family remains happy. She can afford it and she can still have a healthy relationship with her kids. I see no problem here except commenters wanting to judge him because he’s a man.

  10. Bridget says:

    Britney is making significantly more than she did when the deal was put into place. Child support is based on income, not whether or not someone “deserves” child support.

  11. Patty says:

    This is a nothing burger to me. For what Britney is worth, she was getting off easy just paying 20K for two kids. As other people have mentioned, there are people with shared custody paying that much or more for one child. From what I can tell, Federline and his wife don’t live an extravagant lifestyle. And while 240K a year may seem like a lot of money it’s really not considering Spears has made over 130M with her Vegas residency alone.

    I’ll say it, if Kevin wasn’t a man he’d probably easily be getting 100k per month and even that’s only 1.2 million a year which is nothing compared to 130Million.

    • Evie says:

      But that’s the point: Britney is NOT just getting off with $20K or some say $40K monthly ($20K for each child). That’s just what she gives KFed for their support. Britney pays for the house that KFed and his current wife, the unemployed volleyball player, live in with their two kids. And IN ADDITION to the monthly child support, Britney pays for her two boys’ private schools, medical expenses, clothing, travel and entertainment. And the two boys, who are now nearly 12 and 13 — have been spending more and more time with Britney, who has taken them on extended vacations of weeks and even a month where Kevin is not present.

      So whatever he gets is just gravy. If Britney wanted to be spiteful (and despite all of her issues, she doesn’t come across as spiteful or cheap) she would just stop working for the next five years and live off her millions. That would serve KFed and her conservators right.

  12. Zapp Brannigan says:

    I see no issue with increasing child support when the co-parent sees an increase in income like in this case. It seems fair. In this case I will say that KF has been an unexpectedly good and stable parent given that he could have sold stories about Britney to just about any show or magazine.

    My question is how does Kevin pay child support to the mother of his first two children as he does not seem to work, is that payment coming out of the child support Britney pays? Also how is he paying for his two children with his wife as she does not seem to work either. Is Britney supporting everyone, all while under a court order that essentially states she is not mentally fit to be an adult.

    • Izzy says:

      THIS. I would insist on an audit first to ensure that the child support money is going to actually support the two kids. If part of it is paying for a nicer home, then the other kids benefit too, but no way is Britney obligated to support K-Fed’s other children, and it almost feels like that is what he’s trying to do here.

      • Bridget says:

        It doesn’t really work that way.

      • Veronica says:

        I mean, that’s kind of the inevitability of any blended family. The other kids can and should benefit, simply because the custodial parent is still taking on the majority toll of the parenting for the previous children. Regardless, this will likely get settled in his favor simply because the reality of child support laws states that the custodial parents see an increase when the income of the non-custodial parent is increased. Simple as that.

    • Juls says:

      That’s a great question. We know that he had a child and one on the way, with his ex, when he got together with Britney. Does he have full custody of those children or does the ex? Is it a 50/50 split? Or does he provide full-time care for those 2 and she pays him as well? Or does he provide that care without asking her for a dime because he gets money from Britney? Does his experience with his ex play into how great he is in the whole Britney situation? I don’t know. I will look it up. But if he does owe child support to his ex, how DOES he pay it? Or did the Court order him to pay $2 a week because he has no income? ( seriously, I’ve seen this happen). Food for thought in this complex situation.

    • Bridget says:

      It could potentially be a part of his deal with Britney, as part of the reason he is a stay at home parent is so that he can be available to take the kids to her.

  13. HelloSunshine says:

    Okay so I understand the increase in support now, she’s making more money and this is typical (from what I can tell) of a normal custody and child Support agreement when one parent starts making more money but what happens to KFed and his wife and other kids when the boys turn 18? The wife isn’t working and neither is he? I know someone above said it’s convenient for Brit if KFed isn’t working because he can work around her schedule but I feel like that’s super short sighted on his part because he has other kids to support.
    My only guess is that there’s some sort of arrangement that means he continues getting money after the boys get older to keep his mouth shut (no interviews or book deals).

    • BendyWendy says:

      Don’t know about California, but in Missouri child support continues through college as long as the child is enrolled full time. My SD didn’t go to college, so hers stopped, but if she had we’d be paying until she was 22.

    • Bridget says:

      He also likely got something in the divorce.

    • Lyla says:

      Yes, I agree it’s rather shortsighted. Will he ask his son for money? How are they saving for their kids college fund, if they don’t have jobs? Will they argue that Brit should pay for his kids college since the boys get to go to college, then their sibling should too in order to foster sibling love?

      If he did get a job, it’s not like they couldn’t hire a nanny to care for the kids.

      • Bridget says:

        College tuition would have been addressed years ago in their legal agreements.

        And at the time of his marriage and divorce, Kevin’s job was as a dancer. His not working directly benefits Britney because he’s free to bring the kids to and from her. Him working as a dancer would have gotten in the way if he joined another tour.

  14. Deanna says:

    Why all the “man shaming” because Federline doesn’t have “a job”? Isn’t being a house husband/child rearer legitimate work?

    $20K/month is a laughably small amount based on Britney’s annual income in recent years. Her people will definitely be better off to settle this quietly, out of a courtroom.

    Yes, Kevin’s job is and has been to care for the children and to conveniently make them available to Britney. What’s wrong with that? Women have been doing that very thing since ever!

    • Veronica says:

      I think it’s bizarre only in the sense that the kids are older and school aged, and because he has two younger children that will need supported after the money stops coming in when the boys are adults. Considering his wife doesn’t work a regular job, either, I’d hope they have some sort of savings plan in place. Short-sighted more than problematic.

      (I think it’s actually $20,000 per child and she pays for expenses outside that, too, though I agree that it should be relative to the income of the support paying parent like any other situation.)

    • Lyla says:

      He could be a stay-at-home dad, but to me I guess it’s weird that he doesn’t work and his wife doesn’t. Unless a couple a rich, usually at least one of the parents work if the other wants to stay at home. In this case, both aren’t working. He had six kids, so how is he supporting them or planning for their future? Brit bought the house they live in. She pays for her sons school, medical expenses, etc in addition to the 20k/mo (per child?). So what’s the plan for when the child support stops?

  15. Miss M says:

    As far as I know, he gets 20K per child per month and she pays all the other expenses.

  16. Veronica says:

    I mean, legally, yes, he really should see an increase in his child support if she sees an increase in financial worth. That’s how it’s supposed to work. This being said, I’d be real curious what he’s contributing to the finances of his first two children if he’s not working, considering the limits to how child support can be utilized as income.

    • Peg says:

      And what if he is supporting his first two children?
      Britney knew he had a girlfriend with a child and another on the way. In the store there is a sign saying, if you break it you pay for it.
      Say what you want about Kevin, he is a good father to all of his kids, the former girlfriend said he takes care of his children.
      I think Jamie realized, that Kevin was not a monster, they can see the boys whenever they want.
      Kevin don’t have to do that or accommodate Britney, he could have stuck to the court’s schedule agreement, for visitation.
      I’m sure Britney and her parents are happy the boys are well taken care of, when you see them with Kevin and their half-siblings, they’re quite relax.
      Chances are, Britney will be on medication for the rest of her life, the less stress the better for her.

      • Veronica says:

        …Okay? My point is that the status of those first two kids is related to whether or not I think he’s a douchebag. If he’s contributing to those kid’s lives financially, good. He’s a decent parent I could care less what he does. But if he’s not working and slacking off on the parenting and child support of his first two children, then he’s not actually a good person, he just knows how to cash in financially.

        Man, Kfed stans. You really can find everything on the Internet.

  17. magnoliarose says:

    Unfortunately for Britney, she didn’t choose an ambitious man to marry and to father her children. She chose a man who had nothing to do but hang out with her. He has sole custody, and if he wanted to, he could keep the visits to the bare minimum. He doesn’t have to be generous. She couldn’t fight it because she is severely ill.
    Does he deserve an award? No. Based on his past behavior and lack of career I would say he is better than a lot of the sharks hanging around celebrities.
    He would be justified if he said it would be better for them to have a structured home life that isn’t disrupted. He could argue he didn’t think it was healthy for them emotionally to spend a lot of time with her. Her breakdown was scary, and she wasn’t caring for the boys, and she put them at risk. If she weren’t Britney, the state would have removed them from her permanently.
    It was always messy, and it stays messy.
    The price maybe to give him the money and don’t bother to poke into what is spent on the others. It isn’t worth it. The children are more important than anything else, and the only stable home they have is with their other siblings. She has plenty of money, and the vultures around her are taking their hefty chunk by sending her out to put on a show when she isn’t all there.
    There are no good and perfect people in this scenario. No innocent people except for the children. Not Jamie. Not her management. Not Kevin or his wife. Certainly not her mother. Just the boys and the other kids.

    • Peg says:

      I can’t blame Jamie, if Whitney Houston’s daughter Bobbie had a Jamie in her life, chances are she maybe be still living today.

      • magnoliarose says:

        I agree about Whitney’s daughter. She needed someone. I still don’t understand why that guy hasn’t been charged.

  18. Marty says:

    Once the custody issue was settled and she was in the c-ship, K-fed kept quiet. She was at one time put under a 5150 hold for her behavior with one of the children. He could have easily refused to let her see the kids. He must have an agreement with her dad that allows her to see the kids. I wonder if she is ever allowed to be alone with them without a nanny or security on hand. It may be possible that she is never completely alone herself. I do not know if he was paid to stay quiet, if he decided to keep quiet for his boys sake or he decided to stay quiet about the health of the woman he once loved. He could have milked her for everything and refused to let her see the kids, but he has not. It has been 10 years. He seems to provide a stable home for the boys and allow them to see their mom. Give him an increase. Any other parent in this situation would have had loads of increases in support over the years. I just there could be some independent review of her situation to make sure the c-ship is needed. So many people in this situation are taken advantage of. I hope her dad is taking care of her and she is the best possible situation for her health.

  19. Kakel says:

    I think Kevin is getting scared, realizing his kids with Britney are 12 and 13 – that’s getting very, very close to 18. And he has literally no way to support himself, his wife, or his other kids once they turn 18.

    • Evie says:

      Yes, this exactly! When he met Britney he was a good looking backup dancer in great shape with aspirations of becoming a rap singer. That didn’t work out. Since the divorce, KFed has not worked and he’s let himself go. He’s 40 years old and out of shape with no career and no visible means of support.
      By the time Sean and Jayden turn 18 in 2023 and 2024 and are legally adults he’ll be 47. Gravy Train ride over. No more leverage on visitation rights. No more child support. No more free housing. Britney will pay for the boys’ college, cars, etc. How will KFed support himself, the current wife and two youngest kids? In fact, how will he pay for his two kids by Shar Jackson to go to college?
      Even if he were to write a tell-all, who would care? When Britney had her breakdown the paps were all over it. Sadly, everyone saw the sorry state she was in, shaving her head, the 72 hour involuntary hold in the psych ward complete with a well publicized visit from Dr. Phil. Britney and KFed even had a short-lived reality show. So Kevin has virtually no secrets left to spill. I doubt it would make money.

      I’m sure he’ll get his increase in monthly child support — maybe he’ll get $50K a month, but the courts aren’t going to award him anything outlandish like $250K, $500K or $1Million when Britney’s already paying for everything else.

  20. Shannon says:

    I love Brit as much as anyone, and I actually kind of doubt that she’s actually angry about this.

    But, as a parent who receives child support, it’s absolutely ridiculous to expect the expenses to be itemized at the end of the day. The man has more than just their two kids under his roof. I’m sure he probably does sometimes spend her money on one of the kids that’s not hers but … really? Are you gonna make the kids sign expense reports? $20k is a ton for most of us, but for her, it’s really not that much. I’m sure this will be settled quietly and he’ll get an increase. But for his sake, I hope he’s saving or looking at other job opportunities because in a few short years, the Britney train is over.

  21. Deeana says:

    We don’t know that there was not one or more lump sums voluntarily bestowed upon K-Fed over the years in addition to the monthly support sums. That’s not so unusual when the cooperation of an ex spouse is desired.

    Were that the case and if such monies were wisely invested, Federline may not have a need to “find work”.