Jamie Spears wants an audit of Kevin Federline’s 2017 tax returns too

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For the life of me, I still can’t figure out why Jamie Spears seems hellbent on fighting with Kevin Federline publicly about child support money. Kevin Federline quietly requested an increase in child support for Sean and Jayden Federline given Britney’s radically increased income over the past few years (because of her Vegas residency). K-Fed has sole legal and physical custody of the boys, and any visitation Britney gets with the boys is from Kevin not making a huge legal issue about her conservatorship and mental health issues. A peaceful situation has existed between Kevin, Britney and Jamie (who is still Britney’s conservator) for nine years. The increase in child support Kevin requested is reasonable in the sense that ANY parent whose income sees a radical increase would likely be ordered to pay more in child support.

Anyway, as we’ve seen, Jamie Spears is using TMZ to do his dirty work against Kevin. Jamie’s side is saying that K-Fed is a loser and he doesn’t work and he’s just jumping on Britney’s gravy train… which is a strange argument to make considering Jamie’s been living off of Britney’s gravy train for a decade too. Kevin’s lawyer has basically said that if Jamie wants to fight about this, then that’s what they’ll do and K-Fed’s lawyer has requested an audit of Britney’s tax returns from last year. Now Jamie Spears is trying to act like he’s the one requesting an audit:

Britney Spears’ dad is calling Kevin Federline’s bluff that he needs more child support to care for the 2 kids he had with the singer … we’ve learned Jamie Spears will demand to see Kevin’s 2017 tax return to see if he’s working for a living or sponging off her. We’ve learned K-Fed’s lawyer sent Jamie Spears a letter Tuesday demanding her 2017 tax return. Kevin will be getting the exact same letter in the next day or so.

We’re told Jamie Spears ain’t budging … he won’t agree to pay Kevin a cent over the $20,000 a month he’s been getting until Kevin gives him a full accounting on how the money is being spent. Jamie believes Kevin is misusing some of the $20k by spending it on his 4 other children from different women. So far K-Fed and his lawyer haven’t provided such an accounting, although they have demanded more child support. Jamie’s position — the kids needs haven’t changed, so the only issue is whether $20k a month cuts it.

We’re told Jamie wants to make sure the kids are getting what they need from both Kevin and Britney, and if a judge ultimately says she should pay more, he’ll be down with it. But he wants to control the purse strings to make sure Kevin isn’t squandering the cash on matters unrelated to Sean and Jayden.

[From TMZ]

The next step is for Kevin to simply say “okay, that’s fine, I’ll just take the $20K a month and I’ll retain full legal and physical custody of Britney and never allow her to see our sons again.” That’s Kevin’s trump card, and that is his legal right to do so. The tenuous peace that Kevin had with Britney and Jamie meant that Kevin never put up a fight about allowing Britney to have access to the boys. Now that’s going to be over. So why is Jamie fighting this so hard when that’s the inevitable endgame threat from K-Fed? I think it’s because the last thing Jamie Spears wants is to put Britney’s conservatorship and his handling of Britney’s finances under any kind of microscope. Which makes me wonder what sort of stuff Jamie is trying to hide.

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  1. Rapunzel says:

    The money ain’t there to pay the increase. That’s my guess. Her finances are a mess and he’s hiding it. Probably cause he’s the source of the mess and behind some shenanigans.

    • Merritt says:

      That theory doesn’t make sense. He has to present them to the court regarding the conservatorship. I think he just doesn’t want Kevin and Kevin’s lawyer going through her finances.

      • FLORC says:

        This. He doesn’t want them seeing the finances. And this is a basic negotiation move. When met with a legal move you counter with a legal move.

        What gets me is the Trump card is real. Like the spears are more protective over money than ever seeing those boys again. It’s stupid.
        The increase would not be permanent and only increased because Britney is swimming in more cash. Meanwhile, Kevin could legally remove the spears from their lives and this doesn’t seem like it would matter to any spears member.

    • Lela says:

      Kaiser I think Jamie is smart because all the money is NOT in Britney’s name. I posted this yesterday but during the conservatorship court filling Britney’s personal net worth was $46 million and she derived her income from “The Britney Estate” which they listed as having a net worth of $285 million. Meaning that they set-up various corporations which get paid for her tours, fragrances, endorsements and whatnot and Britney is not a majority shareholder of these corporations, she probably has a small share and gets paid an income, that means her child support will not be based on the worth of “the Britney estate” but just her personal salary that she’s paid. I bet papa Jamie is the majority shareholder of the estate and he knows Kevin can’t touch those assets so he’s willing to go to court because he knows that any increase will not be significant.
      In the court fillings the house, cars pretty much everything was owned by the estate and not Britney herself so she personally is not super wealthy on paper.
      This was the case with Diddy as well, he had a bunch of corporations set-up which received the bulk of the money, her expensed everything through the corporations and paid himself very little and he got away with $20,000/month in child support as well. Celebrities are not dumb.

    • magnoliarose says:

      Absolutely. There are so many ways to do creative financing it would take a forensic accountant with experience to find the money.
      My husband’s cousin divorced a very wealthy man who hid money in foreign bank accounts. She plotted before leaving him because she knew he would try to low ball her because he had been taking her for granted for so long it led to him grossly underestimating her.
      His accounts were under numbers and not names, but she collected all of the numbers, found out how much he was hiding and threatened to report him if he didn’t give her everything she wanted.
      He folded immediately and gave her everything she wanted no matter what she asked. And she took advantage of the situation to make sure she and their children would maintain the same, slightly better, standard of living for life. He thought he would cheat with his mistress and screw her over at the same time.

      So it is very possible to hide money from the courts. It is common for wealthy people to do it and end up paying so little in taxes it is insane.

      • Lela says:

        And it’s all legal technically. I work in this legal field now but spent years as a forensic accountant, and see/saw it every day with people who are only moderately wealthy. It’s also how someone like 50 cent can file for Bankruptcy and still be super wealthy, all the money is not under his personal name but under these corporations.

      • Mrs Odie says:

        This is one of the reasons the super rich should pay more in taxes than poorer people. They have more means to hide income and ultimately pay very little to nothing in taxes.

      • magnoliarose says:

        Interesting you did that. I would imagine you found some crazy hiding places.

        @Mrs. Odie
        I couldn’t agree more. It is obscene to make people with less cover the tax base to make the country run. If I had my way people making under a certain amount with pay very little. Anything in the Middle class would be very reasonable. It is sickening.

      • imqrious2 says:

        Look at people like Jeff Bezos. Amazon paid ZERO taxes, same with GE. It’s truly obscene. Yet someone like me, who (because of an illness) had to retire early on a reduced pension, gets socked in tax. It’s beyond sickening.

    • Honest B says:

      Jamie is doing something with her money that he shouldn’t be is the vibe I’m getting.

    • Liberty says:

      I suppose my question is why is Jamie living off a daughter who should probably not be working or living this way.

  2. Alix says:

    I didn’t know that Kevin had full custody of both boys. Do we know exactly how much he’s asking for? Daddy Spears probably thinks Kevin wants child support for ALL his kids, not just the two boys. Does Kevin work at all? Has he ever? How many kids does he have now — at least six, right?

    • GD says:

      Alix I wonder about that too, how much is he asking, and how much he rejected?

    • Skoochy says:

      Does K-Fed work? Emmmm, excuse you? Have you not seen the video for P!nk’s ‘Get This Party Started’? He had at least 15 seconds of screen time in that. I’ll discreetly turn my back til you stop blushing. You’re welcome.

      • PoodleMama says:

        I mean I see no way that Kevin doesn’t spend Brit’s money on his own kids. He doesn’t work and his baby mamma doesn’t work either. Not sure where he would get money from to pay any of his other bills. That said if he’s entitled to more money then he should get it. Although I don’t think refusing to let her see the boys is a trump card because that ultimately hurts them more than anyone.

        Additionally….I don’t understand why Jamie needs to see his taxes because CS isn’t taxable and we already know he doesn’t work. What exactly is going to be on his returns?

      • bma says:

        PoodleMama — you still have to pay taxes on the CS you pay out (i.e. the CS he pays to Shar). So I can kinda see where they want to see his tax returns– if he’s using CS $ to pay Shar and not paying taxes on that $ (which legally he has to pay), that’s a pretty big tax issue for him, not to mention the Court won’t like him using the CS to pay his CS obligation.

      • Honest B says:

        He was also on some Australian reality tv show awhile back.

      • Argonaut says:

        kevin federline made ‘playing with fire’ he’s set for life

    • whatWHAT? says:

      neither KFed or his wife work. they are FOR SURE living off of Spears’ child support money.

      I understand, legally, that he has the right to ask for more if she’s making more, but I don’t think it’s right. $20K a month, and Spears is paying for their schools, clothing, etc…all he has to pay for is food, and he can’t scrape by on $20K? I FULLY believe he and his wife are living off of it AND that he uses it to pay for care for his other kids.

      I think that Spears’ father thought of KFed as a gold-digger from the get-go, and STILL sees him that way, which is why he wants to know how every penny of that $20K is being spent. I don’t blame him for looking out for his daughter.

      • MellyMel says:

        Thank you! You said exactly what I’ve been thinking. If I were Jamie, I would be fighting this too.

      • Lady D says:

        But the law says, if her income goes up, her child support payments go up. That’s the way it works for either sex. Reverse the situation, If it was him raking in the millions and her trying to get by on 20K, she’d be in court for an entitled to increase also. Anybody would.

      • holly hobby says:

        Yep I don’t see this as a petty move. I think KFed was always the bane of the Spears Family’s existence. It’s unfortunate they had children because they can never have a clean break and he would sponge off of her for years.

        Yes, the court says he’s entitled to a raise if she gets more income. I say litigate it. He gets what the court says and she can give him that. In exchange, she cuts out additional support for extras (housing, cars, family vacations etc). He is obligated to use the cs to pay for that. As someone said here, he may find that is the rawer deal.

      • M says:

        I totally understand resenting K Fed for it; I wouldn’t want him in my family, either, and the man should be working.

        But I don’t understand the logic of expecting kids who are being raised in a household with half siblings to be given a drastically superior standard of care than the other kids in the house. For one, you’re guaranteeing damage to the relationship between the kids. But you might even be setting yourself up for a terrible relationship with your grandkids, if they see you as having caused suffering to your siblings.

        Definitely no one wins if it’s always “These two kids are going to the zoo today, the rest of you stay home”.

      • magnoliarose says:

        The Spears aren’t any better than KFed.

      • LNG says:

        Saying that child support goes up as income goes up assumes that she was paying no more than was required by law for her income in the first place.

        She’s paying $20K cash/month (which I note is TAX FREE to Kevin, so 20K/month in his pocket), along with paying all of the other expenses for the boys. The total amount she is paying per month is significantly more than $20K.

        Also – child support is not tied to custody/access. If Kevin tries to cut off access to the boys because Britney won’t automatically increase his child support on demand he will find himself in a WORLD of hurt with a judge. He obviously believes that she is fit to take care of the children because he has allowed access for the last 10 years. He cannot just unilaterally cut that off without showing that there has been some change in her circumstances that mean she is no longer capable of taking care of them. And if his only reason is $$, then like I said, a judge will not look kindly upon him.

      • Wisca says:

        I remember reading more than ten years ago that if BS never worked again, her investments would garner about 640,000 a month. That was over a decade ago. What must it be now? I know it seems unfair, but she is very comfortable and can afford it, and this period will end. In other words, there is a moment when her boys will be men & she will no longer have any responsibility to KF. Right now, she should seek peace for her family.

      • whatWHAT? says:

        Lady D, not saying it’s not legal or that he won’t get it, I’m just saying that it isn’t right. Brit pays for EVERYTHING…school, clothing, medical etc….that 20K should be PLENTY to keep those kids living in the manner to which they’ve become accustomed. he doesn’t need anymore; he’s just looking for a cash grab. also, saying “trying to get by” on $20,000 per month is a bit insulting, esp considering all that has to cover is food. and yeah, if the sexes were reversed, I’d say the same thing to the woman trying for more money.

        “I say litigate it. He gets what the court says and she can give him that. In exchange, she cuts out additional support for extras (housing, cars, family vacations etc). He is obligated to use the cs to pay for that. ” holly hobby, this is an EXCELLENT idea.

        “But I don’t understand the logic of expecting kids who are being raised in a household with half siblings to be given a drastically superior standard of care than the other kids in the house.” but, M, unfortunately, that is reality. Britney is not obligated to pay for ANY care for any of his other kids. if he wants to provide the same level of “care”, he needs to step up and get a job. or his wife does.

      • Yathink says:

        Federline has kept his kids out of an industry that destroys them. The Spears family cant say the same and that entire family has been sponging off her long before the father of her children was. They cant really throw rocks while they sit in great big glass house.

    • Marley31 says:

      I agree Kevin should get an increase in child support but I also believe he should have his finance looked into he does have 4 other kids and a wife. He doesn’t have a full or part time job. Does his wife work? How does he support his other kids? Especially the 2 he has with his wife. If neither of them are working how do they support themselves and there 2 kids they have together? Is it off of the child support $ as well? I agree Kevin has custody of the kids and lets Britany have access to them but shouldn’t he? That would only be decent. Plus the boys are at an age now were to they can express when they want to see there mom and demand that and Kevin being the parent and if he’s a good parent he will put his issues aside for there wishes. But child support should be looked into by the court but the court should also have stipulation as to Kevin getting a job.He shouldn’t just be living or relying on child support. He’s a man who has 6 kids he needs to start acting like one. And if the situation was reversed I would say the same thing. I’ve been in family court and I don’t know why people with lots of $ and the average folk the law is different. In family court the judge order some parents to get a job or to provide medical dental care etc and in some cases its the parent getting the support that’s required to do so.

    • Sabrine says:

      I read Kevin wants double what he’s getting now, so $40,000 a month. I think he wants to bank it for when the gravy train grinds to a halt when the boys become of age. I don’t think it will be that easy to deny Britney access to the boys. They’re getting older now and should have a say who they want to spend time with. I suspect Kevin relies 100% on Britney’s money to support himself and his four other children. I doubt any of them are working at all.

      • Lady D says:

        In 3 years, Kevin received approx $720K in cash for child support. In those same 3 years, Britney made $135 million.
        If you throw in the extras she is paying for, like medical, housing, security, schooling, nannies, etc, he probably is getting $40K a month from her. I still think he is going to get an increase, fair or not.

  3. Zapp Brannigan says:

    I think as conservator that Jamie has to present all financial decisions of this kind to the courts for them to be signed off on, I don’t think it is as simple as him saying yes or no to this increase, he has to justify it to the court. It is a legal requirement that a full accounting statement is provided to the courts when renewing the conservator term.


    • BearcatLawyer says:

      Very good point. Jamie has fiduciary duties to both Britney and her estate. He cannot just agree to pay out more money in child support, particularly when KFed is likely supporting his other kids and wife using the current payments.

    • Miss M says:

      Exactly, he needs to present that in the conservatorship as well. He needs to account for any expenses on Britney’s side.
      “which is a strange argument to make considering Jamie’s been living off of Britney’s gravy train for a decade too. ”
      I find this phrasing odd as he had to step in to save his daughter’s life and her finances…
      Popozão is taking care of his kids. But the Spears made sure everything else is covered by them.
      I have said before and I say it again: if there is increase on her, an increase in CS is needed for their kids not for Kevin.
      But I agree both parties should be audited.

    • Veronica says:

      That I agree with, but Jamie’s side is not helping their case by messily involving TMZ. Had he just released a statement saying, “This is a complicated matter due to the conservatorship and will be legally examined,” that would be a different matter altogether.

      • I definitely agree about involving TMZ. Kevin is the boy’s father, and the boys are old enough to hear about all this stuff. It’s not cool and it’s also not necessary, what’s the endgame with that when Kevin has full custody? Smh

    • bluhare says:

      If this were a famous man — or even your neighbor’s ex husband — who just got a huge increase in pay because of a lucrative deal, and his ex wife asked for more money, no one would bat an eye. This is because a lot of you don’t like Kevin Federline. But whether you like him or not does not take away from the fact that Britney’s kids should not have to live differently than their mother — especially if she can afford it which she can.

      I agree that everyone should have a financial audit including Kevin, but if everything’s on the up and up, then I don’t know why he wouldn’t get an increase. And he *is* the primary parent of his children with Britney. If you wouldn’t tell a stay at home mother to get a job so her ex didn’t have to pay as much child support, then you shouldn’t tell him that either.

  4. LizLemonGotMarried (aka The Hufflepuff Liz Lemon) says:

    20K a month sounds like a lot, until you start doing LA math and standards of living variances between mom and dad. I think it should probably be increased. $240K a year, even tax free, is not a ton of money for a pop star of Britney’s caliber. Kids in private schools, house, clothes, activities, someone to drive them to those activities…it adds up. If Jamie has been mismanaging her funds, that’s an entirely separate story.

    • GD says:

      I understood from earlier comments that it’s his pocket money, that Britney is paying all the bills, that those 20000 is for food only.

      • Snappyfish says:

        Exactly this! Britney pays for the house they live in, the schools they go to, the activities they participate in, the vacations they take, their medical care and then she pays 20K a month for child support. She is paying a great deal of money and he is providing no financial assistance. All of those payments add up and he might find himself surprised if this goes to a judge.

        She is providing for his other children inadvertently and he should be happy. He would never live the lifestyle he does had it not been for Britney and her poor choice in men

    • bma says:

      Britney already pays for all those extra expenses tho. It’s been reported that Kevin’s family lives in a house rent-free that her estate owns, she pays for private school and extracurricular activities for the boys, she covers the cost of security and nannies for the family, she pays all their medical expenses. So $240k tax-free is a lot when you factor in the other benefits Britney already covers.

      • Frome says:

        Doubtful. I don’t buy that for even a second

        TMZ is getting it’s sourcing directly from Jamie and they have gone as far as to straight up use the term “gold digger” in there coverage of Kevin. If this ammunition existed, they would use it daily

      • magnoliarose says:

        It is 20 thousand total. Not per child.
        Jamie has been getting percentages above his salary for all of her tours, merch and everything else. Her conservatorship court lawyer made over 2 million dollars in 4 years. Jamie made 6 million in one year.
        He wasn’t part of her life for a long time because he was an abusive alcoholic who abandoned his family and had no real career. He wasn’t a chef. He was a cook and worked other jobs but nothing steady until this. Apparently, her life is on total lockdown, and he threatens anyone if they say a word about Britney publicly if they have seen her privately. Huge complex NDAs. The original judge in her case has retired and refuses to answer any basic questions which is his prerogative. But something is weird here.
        She made over 12 million dollars in 2012. In 2015 or so she made 30 million and spent millions shopping and getting massages and beauty treatments. That is fine it is her money but what about the lingerie lines? The tours and merch she was selling. She made 15 million for being on a show some years back, and Jamie has been taking percentages for claiming to do a bunch of different jobs. So he takes what 7 or so other people would, a bit less but…It is beyond his salary he has been throwing around.
        Weird goings on here.

      • Magnoliarose, this whole thing really looks like exploitation to me. I just can’t get past how Brit is supposedly so ill she can’t be responsible for herself yet she’s being sent all around to perform. I know a lot of people look at the situation and see a man caring for his daughter, but if he was never in her life what made him suddenly start caring? $$

        Like I said in the other thread I hope her finances are looked into by a third party. There are way too many people living off of Britney for my liking.

    • Char says:

      I’ve read he gets 20k per kid, which makes a solid 40k a month and thay Britney pays for everything, school, medical bills, trips, sports, clothes, bodyguards. And if it was the case of K-Fed really getting a job, she would probably pay for a nanny.

      In my point of view, it’s unfair that Britney has to provide for his entire family and the other kids.

    • magnoliarose says:

      No. He gets 20 thousand total. Not per child.

      • Erinn says:

        And I honestly question how much she IS paying and how much Jamie is letting people think she’s paying.

      • Miss M says:

        Magnoliarose, I mentioned that on yesterday’s post. Some sources say 20K per child and some say 20K total. Regardless of the amount, I think both should be audited.
        It will be good to clear things up. She will raise the CS if their *kids* need more. Popozão will have to prove he is spending the money for the kids with the kids. Hopefully, he is not paying C to Shar from their kids CS.

      • magnoliarose says:

        I am now not as worried about Kfed. Let the courts decide.

        But now I am worried about why Britney is still under conservatorship when it is for people who basically can’t function.
        However, she is working and earning so much money? How can both be true? How can she decide to make appearances and be the name behind products, tour, record, do shows but is so disabled she can’t do anything else. So disabled they keep her isolated and try to keep her from testifying or speaking on the record about her conservatorship? Why does Jamie pursue legal action so doggedly to keep people quiet to the point it is extreme like monitoring her calls. She can’t even decide her own meal. He chooses her “boyfriends” but they can never be alone.
        Idk. Strange.

      • Veronica says:

        I think Britney is providing a luxury living style for A LOT of people other than Kfed is the real problem. The reality is that a lot of people are invested in keeping her quiet, submissive, and under firm control. KFed is at least benefiting their children in his financial gains.

      • nic919 says:

        Is Britney still so mentally incapacitated that she needs to be under a conservatorship? That entire scenario seems really sketchy to me. When she was recovering from a breakdown perhaps there was justification, but if she was able to handle shows in Vegas and run her life otherwise, there really is no need for this. Jamie Spears is controlling her money and he really shouldn’t be at this point. Because this sets a precedent that anyone with a mental breakdown can have control of their finances yanked away from them… and it only happened here because Britney is a cash cow for them. She needs a good lawyer to take back control of her finances. She may not get custody of the kids at this point, but there remains zero reason to let her father have this much control. She is an adult and presumably mentally healthy at this point.

    • Yellowrocket says:

      I get that it’s a lot of money.. BUT-

      It can’t be fun being the full time parent doing the day to day slog and the disciplining and having to compete with a weekend mom who can literally spoil them rotten with gifts, experiences, toys etc. Any child is going to want to be with the fun rich easy going pop star mom instead of their normal broke dad. Maybe He should be given more money to help balance out the lifestyle gap.

      • Yathink says:

        Exactly even without a financial disparity its hard work being the custodial parent. I see friends try to ensure their kids grow up to be decent healthy adults which means nagging them to clean up after themselves, to share, to eat their veggies and go to bed on time and the kids throw “I wish I was at dad’s house” at them because their tourist Dad swoops in only for a few weekends a year and one vacation and he’s all fun and ice cream and no bedtime.

        If they had that and Dad could take them anywhere in the world, flying first class and having theme parks and other attractions closed down just for them, it would be even harder to be no fun mum.

        Sure when kids get older they can see through the sparkles and cake to who was there holding the bucket when they spewed, hugged them after some mean kid at school said something nasty, worried about them when they didn’t get home on time but that doesn’t help when they’re younger.

      • CatFoodJunkie says:

        @yellowrocket. They share the boys 50/50 these days. For all we know they have amended their custody agreement. Kevin can NOT pull the kids from her with financial disputes as his sole reason. He’d have to have something more…. way more. And if he’s willing to pull custody, or attempt to, what does that say about this man? FFS, he’s got SIX kids, with THREE women. I myself would Love to see what his actual earned income is, because, don’t forget —- If Shar is making more money than is he, it’s entirely likely she’s paying HIM support.

    • LizLemonGotMarried (AKA HufflepuffLizLemon) says:

      I think based on these comments there’s a LOT of misinformation coming out from both sides, and those are the factors that change the texture of the argument. Is the 20K per kid? Is Britney funding all the expenses and this is just basic walking around money? Etc etc. *shrug* Also…frankly, I have no problem with the other kids benefiting from the basic standard of living that the Spears-Federline boys enjoy. Yes, Federline is a douche who should have learned to use a condom, but those kids are Spears-adjacent. She’s not responsible for paying for them to go on vacation or the things she does with the kids, but I can see Federline feeling like his kids all need to have the same experience while living in his (?) house. But, I’m not divorced, and I am not the one having that argument.

      • Marley31 says:

        I totally get what your saying about the kids. I totally do but from parents point of view I don’t agree because if Kevin and his wife and if he baby mama wanted there kids to experience the same life style Britany boys have then they should be out there making away for it to happen. And not trying to mooch off of Britany (if that is what they are doing) Its not her responsibility to provide for those kids lifestyle especially if there parents themselves aren’t trying to make an effort.

      • Luca76 says:

        Marley that’s not how custody works. It’s all based on income. She has to pay child support according to her income just like any other parent and that’s a choice she made years ago when she got pregnant. Anyway there’s no way KFed is magically going to become a multimillionaire. The only remedy in this situation is getting rid of the conservorship and Jamie’s greed won’t let that change.

    • Veronica says:

      He had spousal support preceding his marriage, and she pays for other expenses outside of the child support, including schooling and travel. They’re living more than comfortably on that, but it honestly is a drop in the bucket compared to what she’s worth.

  5. SK says:

    Whilst I think K-Fed and his wife are lazy and definitely living off Britney’s payments, I also think that it is pretty reasonable that some of that money is used towards the boys’ half-siblings. It would be damaging to their relationship with their half-siblings whom they share a home with if they have everything better. There needs to be some equality between kids in a home. Should Kevin and his wife be working to help provide some of that equality? Yes, of course! But let’s be honest, it’s unlikely either of them could ever make enough to cover the difference.

    • Juls says:

      If he’s using the money on all the kids and treating them equally, that’s fine. If he’s using the money to pay child support to his ex, or blowing it on himself and his wife because they don’t work, that’s a different story. I think at this point, it’s best to let a Judge sort it out. Everybody bring their ledgers to the table and let a Judge decide what’s fair for everybody.

      • Erinn says:

        How much would he be paying the ex a month though? I know Eddie Cibrian got away with paying nothing or next to nothing because he wasn’t working. And the spouses income isn’t counted. So I can’t imagine that he’s paying much at all.

      • Juls says:

        Then how is he ensuring that his ex is providing the same lifestyle to his children with her, at her house, that he provides them with Brit’s money, at his house, if he isn’t paying child support?

      • Erinn says:

        Because it’s not based on his income, I’d assume. I mean, when Leann was still doing well financially and was still a big-ish name – Eddie was working. So the payments that Brandi received were based on HIS income and matching the style of living he could provide. I don’t think they take into account the new spouses ability to contribute. When he wasn’t working there was no expectation of him to help Brandi match the style of living they were used to when it came to Leann’s income. Following that, Brandi started making her own money.

        I’m not an expert at all – I could be completely wrong. But if the dad isn’t making money it’s not on his spouse to provide for his kids. So I’d assume this would be a similar situation. “I currently pay child support. If I choose to remarry, will the courts expect me to pay more child support since our collective incomes will be greater than the income I was making when child support was established?
        No. The courts do not consider providing financial support for pre-existing children to be the legal responsibility of a new spouse.”

        I think if one biological parent stops working and paying the other could file for a violation of terms or whatever. Because you don’t just get to not work in order to avoid child support. That being said – I’m not sure how this would be handled. I’m going to guess the person who isn’t working would need to file for an adjustment or something to avoid violating the terms.

        It’s a really weird situation in this case. Because the lifestyle is provided from a third party – so I assume it wouldn’t really matter. If KFed suddenly started making money to provide the lifestyle than it would, but not where it’s being funded AS child support from another ex partner.

      • Erinn, I live in California, and I have seen where they will count the income of the new spouse if the new spouse is the reason the paying parent is chronically under or unemployed.

        I know of a couple where the wife of the deadbeat dad is the one paying the child support. The deadbeat works under the table cash only, the wife has a steady, regular job. Child support payments are deducted from her paychecks and paid to his ex. From what I heard it’s because they’re married and he refuses to get a job so a judge ordered that the wife has to pay because she’s the one supporting them both and she’s the reason he can go about being technically unemployed. So I’ve seen it happen but it is rare.

    • Felicia says:

      The reality is that there will never be equality between the kids in that household. There is nothing stopping Britney from taking her two boys on a shopping spree and sending them home with a suitcase full of the latest cool kid clothes, the newest iPhone etc. Taking them to Disneyland once a month. Throwing a birthday party with entertainment that Kevin could never afford to provide for the other two. Taking them on vacation to some exotic place and staying in the best suite at the best 5 star hotel. Arranging for them to meet their sport/music/movie idol. Those two boys will never have to choose their college or university based on what they can afford or if somewhere will give them a scholarship. They won’t be obliged to take out student loans or work their way through college/university. They’ll probably both get a car at 18.

      The younger two will never have access to that sort of lifestyle, because neither of the parents of the younger two can afford it. And that is what it is.

  6. GD says:

    I think Kevin just need more money, because his older children maybe want to study and they have other expenses.

    • Alix says:

      But why should Britney support kids that aren’t hers? That’s Kevin’s job.

      • Krill says:

        Its not her legal resonsibility but it would take a truly clueless parent not to realise that such an extreme class difference between children of the same household is unhealthy for every single kid there, but especially so for the two rich kids.

      • Merritt says:


        Then perhaps Federline should have saved and invested the money he received as spousal support instead of blowing it on crap. It is his responsibility to support his other four kids. Child support from Britney will end in roughly 7 years.

      • CrazyCatLady says:

        Even so, still not Brits responsibility to resolve. All these other kids who aren’t hers have 2 parents all of whom can work …but do they ? Also the concept that everything is always equalizing for all children is kind of like participation trophies. That isn’t how the real world works.

      • Merritt says:

        Shar Jackson has worked over the years. It looks like she has an acting project in the works based on IMDb.

      • Krill says:

        We dont know whether he did save or invest. We dont even know whether he has another source of income from say a business. We havent seen the court documents and he himself has been fairly circumspect about what he says about this case or the two parties (Britney and Jamie). The loose lips flapping here are in Britneys camp and they have a clear interest in presenting an unfavorable potrait of him. That said, even the Spears tabloid outlets arent printing half the stuff her fans are claiming so who even knows where you guts are getting it from.

        Do you understand that her two children live FULL TIME with two of his? They share a house with his two youngest kids. So this isnt about participation trophies. This is about plain logic and basic humanity. You just cannot enforce a class system in a family that spends the vast majority of their time together.

        Look, I’m sure there is some Republicanesque gripe about “wealth re-distribution” and it sounds like Jamie is exactly that type of AHole but do you honestly think that you can have that degree of inequality in one nuclear family, a family lives together, and expect to raise decent human beings with healthy sibling relationships? This is in none of those childrens best interests.

    • Jess says:

      If his older kids want to study or need more expenses he needs to get a job and pay for them with his own money, not Britney’s. It’s not in any way her responsibility to support his other 4 children. The younger benefit from it surely because they still live at home, with two parents who don’t work you can guarantee he’s spending some on them as well.

  7. bma says:

    Kevin might use his trump card, and he’s do irreparable damage to his relationship with his sons with Britney. They’re old enough to understand what’s going on–to have their right to see their mom revoked by their dad is a scorched earth path that Kevin might be careful to take. Not to mention, Kevin is, generally speaking, in the public’s good graces. If he terminates visitation because he doesn’t get more money (and he gets a lot of whole-family benefits on top of $20k cash a month), not because Britney’s mental health has declined, that’ll change real quick.

    • Juls says:

      I don’t think he will do that. I hope not. He may be a scumbag, but he is a good father and has always done what is best for his kids. I don’t see him doing a 180 and hurting his children just to score some extra cash.

      • imqrious2 says:

        I don’t think he can banish Britney from the kids’ lives. There IS court-ordered visitation. Perhaps not as much as K-Fed is “allowing”, but it is there, in place. And yes, it would do (and probably is doing) a LOT of damage to his kids, and his relationship with them, as they are old enough to read/hear all about this mess.

    • magnoliarose says:

      You assume that they would take her side and haven’t seen her when she is ill. But they have.
      Their bond is with their father and their half siblings who are more like full. What would make them shun the only stable family they have?
      You aren’t attached to Kfed, so you read it one way, but his sons may see it altogether differently when they learn she is worth 200 million. She has no leverage to explain why she fought 20 thousand and expenses to her children and make them turn against their father.
      That isn’t realistic.

      • bma says:

        I think both boys appear attached to both parents. They’re old enough to understand their mom is sick but getting treatment for her illnesses and they have a good relationship with her. If they suddenly aren’t allowed to see her because their dad doesn’t get the money he’s asking for, I don’t see how that doesn’t impact their relationship with their dad. Esp because their mom isn’t health enough to actually be the one to make the decision regarding the money. So he’s punishing them/her for decisions that she legally isn’t even allowed to make.

      • magnoliarose says:

        Because kids aren’t like that.
        I am in a blended family, in that I am a stepmother. For children to turn against a parent, it has to be something dire.
        This isn’t like a normal situation because fame and all the other stuff going on. It is already confusing and unusual.
        My steps and my children love each other to pieces, and they adore their father. He is the dazzling parent with the exciting life, and their mother is more traditional with no bells and whistles.
        There is no way they would go against her. She has done a great job as a mother. Once when my MIL tried to say something disparaging I thought my stepson was going to explode. He uncharacteristically talked back and was mad for weeks.
        Children like peace and instead of going against a parent they often turn that anger inward. It causes too much guilt and horrible feelings. It would cause a lot of pain, and the Spears family aren’t stand up people so where would they turn?

        This has to resolve with the sole focus on what is best for them and no one else. What is best emotionally and mentally above all else. Their happiness comes first in this.

    • littlemissnaughty says:

      He is, by all accounts, a good father. And he’s been very generous considering the circumstances that led to him getting full custody. I don’t think he’ll go there. And Jamie knows, too. Or he would just throw money at him out of fear. But he knows Kevin won’t take it out on the kids or Brit so he fights him.

      I do not get any of this. Who gives two sh*ts what Kevin does with the money. The kids will be 12 and 13 this year. In a few years, this is over anyway. We’re not talking millions and millions.

    • Veronica says:

      I think refusing Britney visits over the finances would be extremely unfair to his children because it’s essentially using them as leverage to get what he wants. If he’s a good father, I’d hope he’d hold that as an absolute last resort, if he even considered it. On the other hand, Jamie is being a dick and probably doing more damage to his daughter by not just paying the damn money.

  8. the better bella says:

    Shady Jamie

    • molee says:

      This! Shady Jamie! When a support agreement is one worked out privately and not a court-ordered standard percent of income formula, there is a lot of opportunity for financial abuse and power plays over money. Most states don’t require audits of the custodial parent’s finances & how child support is spent, and the abuse by audit is one of the main reasons why. While it sounds good to have a wealthy non-custodial parent “pay for everything,” there’s potential for cruel and controlling behavior here too. If the payments go directly to schools, medical care and housing, the paying parent can nullify the choices of the custodial parent and disrupt the kids’ lives by making late payments, only partial payments, or refusing to pay for some things but not others. It also seems great for the “pay for everything parent” to say, send me the expenses in advance, or send me the invoices and I’ll reimburse you, but then the every decision depends on what the wealthy parent decides is necessary or worthy of payment, in good faith or bad faith. And with Kevin, he’s not dealing with a mother who has an emotional, if not legal, right to make decisions for the kids, he’s dealing with his ex-father-in-law and ex-father-in-law’s lawyers and ex-father-in-law’s accountants, all who should have no say in childcare decisions, yet exert control over the kids by approving or denying expenses. OMG, get the court involved to clean up this mess.

  9. manda says:

    He has no obligation to provide an accounting! Child support is to bring the child to the same level of living as the richer parent. So if the richer parent is REALLY FUCKING RICH, then the correct percentage of that goes to the kid. To make the kid rich, too. It has nothing to do with what is actually spent on the child, nothing at all

    • BearcatLawyer says:

      This is NOT true in California and in many other places as well. Child support payments ensure that a child’s needs are met regardless of which parent has custody.

      While California has a mathematical formula to calculate child support payments, the formula is only a presumption. In the case of extremely high net worth individuals like Britney, KFed is not guaranteed to receive an increase in support simply because her income has increased substantially. As long as the boys’ needs are being met, most judges would probably view such an increase as a windfall to KFed and deny a modification. This is why Jamie and his lawyer kept asking KFed what needs were not being met under the current arrangement. Keep in mind that in many divorce situations, parents split costs like education, extracurriculars, healthcare, etc. 50/50 and independent of child support payments. Child support goes towards ensuring the primary custodial parent can pay for adequate housing, transportation, food, clothes, and toiletries, that is, basic needs. Britney currently pays 100% of costs that typically would be split PLUS she bought KFed a house AND pays $20,000/month which should easily cover their transportation, food, clothes, and toiletries. If KFed fights this, Britney could easily demand that if KFed wants an increase, he should be required to pay his fair share of their educational and health-related costs. That would almost certainly be a much worse deal for him.

      Jamie is right to ask for an accounting of KFed’s use of the boys’ child support. It should not be spent on his wife and other kids. We all know KFed has been supporting everyone through these funds, and Britney and Jamie probably felt they could live with it at the current level of support. KFed almost certainly cannot prove that the boys’ needs alone cost more than $20,000/month. And I understand why Jamie and Britney might be pissed off at KFed’s demands. Despite being under a conservatorship due to mental health issues, Britney still gets off her butt and works. She spends quality time with her kids too. KFed has no apparent mental or physical problems but barely works despite having a wife and other kids to support.

      KFed is playing a dangerous game if he tries to withhold visitation unless his child support is increased. Judges really hate that, and if he tries to play the “unfit mother” card, he will face a LOT of questions about why he has willingly let his sons spend so much time with her for the past several years.

      • manda says:

        ok well, then too bad for him that they don’t live in maryland! Here it is a straight mathematical formula (or it was, perhaps it’s changed bc I got the hell out of family law as quickly as I possibly could and haven’t followed it in years)

        I do recall judges not giving a shit about child support obligations when deciding visitation. It’s a separate thing here and does not impact visitation at all.

      • CrazyCatLady says:

        Thank you! I’ve beem so frustrated reading all these comments that seem to think all exes who share children have the same right to standard of living as the spouse. I’m completely down with child support to support the needs of the child…..but when it slips over to the exes OTHER children and the exes other exes being entitled to the same standard of living ….uggghhhh.

        Is the Federline home safe, secure, do they have food and shelter and clothes and education and consistent extra curriculars in both places? Good enough for me. Just because one house has a pool or movie theatre doesn’t mean both houses must.

        Truthfully that isn’t great parenting at all in my book as it isn’t practical in the real world

      • KBB says:

        Where are you getting that Britney bought Kevin a house and she pays 100% of their expenses? I’ve seen that repeated here, but nowhere else.

      • LNG says:

        Yes BearcatLawyer. It is clear that you are a lawyer. Lots of comments here have absolutely no bearing on the actual legal obligations of the parties here.

        Kevin can’t just cut off access because she won’t pay him more. A judge would burn him big time for that since, as you mention, he’s allowed her to have access for many years without raising any issues about her fitness as a mother. Suddenly she’s not a fit parent when she won’t pay you what you want? Yeah, sure Kevin.

  10. Beer&Crumpets says:

    When you figure out child support it’s normal for both parties to come off their financial records. So it’s not like Jaime Spears is all like “HA HA TAKE THAT FEDERLINE, BEHOLD THIS RUTHLESS COUP DE GRAS AND BEING FORTH THY TAX RETURNS”.

    I mean, this is the kind of normal shit that normal people have to do, and the law is supposed to be impartial. So rich people should have to do this shit, too. Unless, of course, one party goes “I want moar of ur $$ 4 tha kidz” and the other party goes “k” and then gives it over. But how often does THAT happen? LOL

    • Lucy2 says:

      That’s what I’m thinking.
      Both party should provide financial information, income and expenses, and let the courts determine the appropriate increase.
      I don’t see why this got so ugly, going to TMZ and battling it out the tabloids. It’s only going to end up hurting the kids.

    • bma says:

      Right its pretty standard in CS negotiations that all the income/expenses info is laid out on the table. That’s how court’s decide what amount is fair. They can’t do that without seeing that information. If it goes to Court, both parties have to supply that info…. It only makes sense to exchange that info when negotiating privately as well. Otherwise, you have no idea if the deal you’re making is fair/reasonable.

  11. Millenial says:

    I don’t think Kevin could keep those boys away from Britney without seriously damaging his own relationship with them. They are 11 and 12 now — old enough to ask to see mom and old enough to read these stories on the internet and form their own opinions. I follow her on instagram and from what I can tell she seems to have a good relationship with them and they seem attached to her. So, I don’t think it’s as simple as holding the boys hostage for more money.

    • Alix says:

      Kevin and his other kids are going to have a rude awakening when the boys turn 18 and the money stops.

      • Millenial says:

        I had that thought as well. He’s probably trying to bank up some cash because he knows the gravy train will stop in 6-7 years.

  12. Jess says:

    I’m suspicious of Kevin because he has 4 other children to support and doesn’t really work. I don’t think he can threaten visitation anymore because he has been so generous with Britney, so he can’t claim she’s unstable and shouldn’t see them, surely a judge would see through that. That fact also brings up another money issue, they spend so much more time with her than they did when he was awarded 20k so does he really need more than that if they aren’t solely with him? Plus she pays for everything else supposedly, schools, healthcare, travel expenses, etc. I think Jamie did the right asking for an audit, I also think he’s done a great job of keeping her healthy and on track. I think she needs to work to keep herself occupied and out of trouble, and I hope there’s no money shenanigans going on with him. I thought he was a successful chef and got a percentage for being her conservator, he shouldn’t need to be stealing from his daughter.

  13. LadyT says:

    Per misleading TMZ— I don’t think Kevin said he NEEDS more money. The fact is she makes way more money now then 10 years ago and it’s normal to adjust support accordingly. Although I don’t know positively how it works for multimillionaires, for us regular folk there is zero reckoning, zero accountability for how the child support payment is used. Parent A makes the payment to Parent B as required by court and that’s the end of it.

    • Jamie says:

      The post below said its very normal to request tax papers.

      • LadyT says:

        It is an ordinary request in an extraordinary situation. Kevin is basically unskilled and Britney brings in an astronomical income. It’s not exactly comparing salaries to see which parent owes the other payment.

  14. JustJen says:

    Unfortunately, I have a lot of divorced friends with kids and I’m told it’s not unusual to request tax returns when asking for or evaluating a support increase or decrease. I still think K-Fed is a huge loser.

    • minx says:

      He’s definitely a loser but this is the guy she chose to have kids with–so this is the result.

      • magnoliarose says:

        Thank you.

      • Lela says:

        I agree to an extent, when she got with him she wasn’t being treated for her mental illness so I don’t know how sound she was in her decision to have kids with him.

      • Veronica says:

        You are responsible for the repercussions of the decisions you make even in the worst throes of mental illness, unfortunately. The better question is why people were so hell bent on ignoring the warning signs until it was too late. (Hint: it likely has a lot to do with her financial value)

  15. TheOtherMaria says:

    If she’s paying for ALL their expenses ontop of child support, I completely understand on wanting to buck on an increase-tho if Spears has no issue, her father needs to STFU.

    TBF, if I’m paying for their home, schooling, medical, clothing, and then an additional 20k…

    Yeah, I want tax papers because the man is literally paying for nothing. I’m not discounting her obligations but if she’s going out of her to cover EVERYTHING, she’s paid for the right to know where the cash is going.

    • bma says:

      The conservatorship is literally in place because Britney was so easily manipulated out of millions of dollars. It’s by definition her father’s job as conservator not to just do what his daughter says with her money.

  16. Digital Unicorn says:

    There is a lot of misinformation around this esp with the money, let it go to court and they decide.

    • magnoliarose says:

      Yes, there is. There is also a lot of misunderstanding about how wealth and fame change the whole picture. This isn’t the average person’s life.
      Everyone keeps talking about the 20 thousand but no one is talking about what is being paid to all the other people around her and why she needs to work when she is ill. Her IG account is PR and is in no way a reflection of her life.
      They should go to court.

    • molee says:

      Yes! Going to court will drain this festering toxic mess and allow for healing.

    • Shotcaller says:

      When Britney doesn’t work she becomes withdrawn, depressed and erratic according to reports. I can see this. She works in the best environments, doing projects she loves and feels validated as a pop star. I’m glad she’s working and I hope she can stop whenever she decides she wants to do something else. She’s still relatively young.

      • magnoliarose says:

        She becomes erratic because she has no contact with the outside world or any normal activities. Her life is only work. If she had hobbies and a lot of other interests it wouldn’t be the case. She’s like a zombie according to people who have been around her and are friends and very childlike.

      • Aurelia says:

        That’s what happens when you are a pop robot since your Disney days. Shades of Michael Jackson.

  17. Snowflake says:

    Child support is based on income. So if she is making more money, he should get more child support. Getting her pregnant was the best thing he did to secure his future. IMO he was with her strictly for the money. I hate that she was/is used that way but she had them. If it was a guy making more money, we’d be for the Sahm asking for more support. Like they say, you made your bed, you have to lie in it

    • kacy says:

      It is based on income, but there is an upper limit where adding more money does not actually add a corresponding benefit to the children’s welfare. For instance, if when I divorced my ex, he was worth 400 million and his net worth grew to 700 million post divorce, I would be unlikely to sue for more money due to the change. The children would already have enough money. I think that is what is causing the concern here.

      Unlike other posters, I do not think Brittney has any moral or ethical obligation to the other children that KFed has had. He had an obligation to consider the financial discrepancy before having additional children as I would have in my hypothetical above. Her obligation is only to her children. She has already provided the biggest expense for the entire household, which is housing. He or the children’s mothers should be attempting to provide for the remaining children.

  18. Whatnow says:

    Maybe I’m missing the whole point here but I thought child support was a total separate issue than visitation. If they don’t have a visitation order officially in place and Kevin lets her see the kids so generously then how is that tied in with the financial. I thought visitation was supposed to be for the best interest of the child and tying that in with how much money mommy gives seems like it really is two separate issues. I’m not very knowledgeable on this other than my family’s own experiences. Can someone please enlighten me a bit?

    • Skoochy says:

      No, you’re right they are separate issues but where Jamie Spears controls the money, Kevin Federline controls the access to the kids so it could become tit-for-tat. If J. Spears gets stingey with the money, Kevin can reciprocate with getting stingey with the kids seeing Britney.

    • bma says:

      as Skoochy said, this is tit-for-tat. the two issues are not legally intertwined. Kevin’s trump card is basically if he doesn’t get the money he wants, he’ll cut off her access to the boys (which IMO shows his true motivation). Unfortunately its not unusual in custody/child support negotiations for the custodial parent to withhold/limit visitation until the other one agrees to a certain amount of child support (generally above & beyond what they’re legally entitled to).

      • LNG says:

        He can’t withhold visitation because she refuses to increase his child support without a court order. I mean, he CAN, but he will get slapped by a judge for it. He has been giving her access to the kids for 10 years. He obviously believes that she is a fit parent and not a danger to them. If all the sudden claims she’s not a fit parent and cuts off access at the same time as they’re fighting over money a judge will see right through it. Courts do not take kindly to parents who limit access because of disputes over money.

      • bma says:

        @LNG i absolutely agree which is why I think his trump card isn’t really that much of a card. per his own interviews, he’s been letting the kids live with her basically 50% of the time.

  19. Cee says:

    Her dad is about to mess her private life. I really hope her sons are not kept from her.

    • magnoliarose says:

      This is what is bothering me the most. Why is he doing this? Certainly not for his grandsons and not for Britney.
      So why? He’s always been a shady person whose rep has been cleaned up but if someone wanted to smear him and dig up dirt, they could.
      What about Britney? Does anyone really think she cares that much? It isn’t like she even gets to enjoy the money she makes.
      Why the fight?
      Maybe this will end up getting someone to dig into the finances and her mental health. And maybe it has been needed for a long time.

      • BearcatLawyer says:

        Jamie does not have a choice as her conservator. He has fiduciary duties to both Britney and her estate that override her personal feelings (as well as his and KFed’s). He cannot just approve an increase in child support to make KFed happy. The probate court would almost certainly question why such an increase was necessary and whether it was an appropriate use of Britney’s money – especially when it is an open secret that KFed has six kids and neither he nor his wife work outside the home consistently.

        This is why Jamie Spears and his lawyer have kept asking KFed what needs of the boys are not being met. If KFed could come up with even some random need-based reasons for an increase, he would have a much better shot of getting more money.

      • littlemissnaughty says:

        I think people forget how shady rich people’s finances are in general. This is being portrayed as Kevin vs. Jamie/Britney. It’s not. There is a huge machine around her, the woman makes a lot of people a lot of money. I don’t think Jamie wants anyone to go digging too deep so maybe he has other reasons, more pressing reasons. I’m also starting to think some of her millions went to places she has no idea about. And maybe she’s not THAT rich, as other have pointed out? But unless we know how much Kevin is actually asking, it’s a pretty moot point to discuss.

        It’s entirely possible that Jamie and everyone else around her is just greedy as hell.

      • magnoliarose says:

        Yeah I think this should be clean and clear for all parties involved. Follow the law and be done with it. I just wish Britney was the one dealing with it, but sadly it isn’t so.

        She is a very lucrative gravy train. How does that color this situation I wonder? Too much money never makes problems like this better.

  20. Jussie says:

    This really isn’t complicated. Britney is currently paying child support calculated at a time when she wasn’t doing nearly as well financially. Between her long Vegas residency and the one coming up next year, her perfume empire growing considerably, and the effects of various things such as streaming on her music back-catalogue, she’s been in a significantly better financial position for quite a while now. Thus she should be paying more. She should have been paying more for a few years now in fact. KFed could have initiated this ages ago.

    It doesn’t matter if KFed’s a loser, it doesn’t matter if he wants the money for his other children, it doesn’t matter if he doesn’t ‘need’ it. When you make more money you pay more child support. There are only a few exceptions to that rule, and Britney clearly doesn’t have any legal agreements that lock in a support amount, so that’s that.

    I don’t think there’s any big mystery as to why Jamie Spears is fighting it. He’s known for being extremely cheap, and he probably thinks he can pressure KFed into taking a lowball increase. This isn’t exactly a battle between two great minds. Neither man is well equipped to be dealing with legal issues concerning amounts of money like this, and it doesn’t hurt their lawyers bottom line if this drags out longer than it should.

    • BearcatLawyer says:

      Actually, Britney has an excellent argument that Jamie Spears and his lawyer made in their recent meeting with KFed: what needs of the boys are not being met? Under California law, the mathematical formula is a presumption, NOT a guarantee. For high earning individuals like Britney, she can argue that paying the child support due under the legal formula would amount to a windfall to KFed and that the current arrangement more than satisfies all of her sons’ needs as well as many luxuries. KFed has the burden to prove that he cannot meet the boys’ needs using the $20,000/month she currently pays. He likely cannot do that because the evidence will show that at least some of that money goes to support him, his wife, and his other kids. That will then raise serious questions about why KFed needs more money, especially when he has barely been working and the boys spend significant time in Britney’s care.

      • Tallia says:

        ^^ This.

      • MellyMel says:

        Thank you!!

      • Sherry says:

        Thank you @BearcatLawyer – Kevin nor his wife are working and he has 4 other kids he’s supporting. If they’re not working, then where is that money coming from? Britney’s child support payments. If she is paying for housing and all extras on top of the child support, Kevin already has a windfall at $20K a month.

        I found an interview the other day with Kevin where he stated the boys were living with Britney half the time and how much they love her. He would be stupid to pull those boys away from their mom.

        As for Jamie Spears, he left his home and business to come to LA and help his daughter. Because of him, Britney is healthy again. He’s not on any “Britney gravy train.” He works his butt off to keep her healthy and protect her assets, which is what he’s doing now.

        This kind of money grab didn’t go so well for Marc Anthony’s ex (though she did get an increase, it was nothing like the $100K she was asking for) and I doubt it will go well for Kevin either.

      • CrazyCatLady says:

        THANK YOU, Thank You, thank you!!

        Real world logic is refreshing on this topic!

      • KBB says:

        He DJs at different clubs around the country and produces music. He tweets about his gigs and music all the time. He’s definitely got income coming in outside of the child support. His wife was a special education teacher, I’m not sure if she is still working or not.

      • woodstock_schulz says:

        @Bearcat lawyer – this exactly. It’s been a long time since I practiced in family law, but as I recall just because the non-custodial parents’ income went up the custodial parent must show why they need an increase in child support payments. From what I’ve read here Britney’s kids have food, shelter, clothing, school tuition and extra curricular activities paid for either directly or though the current CS payments. If K-Fed needs more, he needs to show what it will be for and why the kids need it.

        As others have said, in this case I think it’s best that both sides produce their financials and have the Judge review everything and determine if an increase is warranted.

      • Jess says:

        I think he’s more concerned with his children with her getting older and his chance to get more money out of her will disappear, and the gravy train will stop. I could understand it more if they were married for a decade and he got accustomed to her lifestyle, but my god they barely it what, 2 years?! She popped out two kids within a year and lost her shit, sure he “stepped up” and has been a good dad by all accounts, but no doubt he saw an opportunity and took it. He abandoned his pregnant girlfriend for Britney, he’s more calculating than people realize, and I don’t like him. I feel protective of her for some reason, lol.

  21. HelloSunshine says:

    This seems standard? As far as I know, requesting tax documents is normal for both sides and not shady.

    Question though: If Brit really is paying for the house, medical, school, basically everything for the boys… doesn’t that probably add up to more than a judge would grant for CS? Idk what the going rate for real estate in that neighborhood, private schooling, body guards are, etc. but if this were a normal situation, wouldn’t Kevin be on the hook for half the costs?

  22. Teebee says:

    Why doesn’t Britney try to get out of this arrangement? I am surprised that she and her family haven’t tried to renegotiate custody, or she hasn’t wanted to get out from under her father’s watch. I guess I can see her not minding, or her father convincing her that her life is easier with him in control, but I am surprised that her side hasn’t leaked the threat of fighting for joint custody.

    As a mother, I would not want to ever lose legal and physical custody of my children to an ex. If I did I would fight every day to overcome that ruling, and get the legal right to my children back. A friend of mine was threatened by her ex husband with losing just that. It was horrible. He lost, thank god, but the anxiety and stress she went through was horrific.

    Britney is not the broken wreck she once was, years ago. Or at least it seems that way. I can’t believe she doesn’t want her children in her life, as an equal partner to her ex. Not beholden to Kevin, who even if generous with visitation, still holds her in his grip. OR. She is quite content to use Kevin as full time care for her kids. Seeing them when she’s free, or in the mood, or whenever it suits her. IF that is the case, she can go through this rigamarole with her ex husband and pay what he is due.

    • Skoochy says:

      I don’t think any of that is in Britney’s control. I think she’s provided with just enough contact with her kids to keep her going, keep the gravy train rolling for everyone else around her. Her life seems so sad.

    • Jussie says:

      She’s under full conservatorship, and has been for almost a decade. She requires her own legal guardian. She cannot look after herself, let alone her herself.

      She can’t threaten joint custody, because there’s no way in a million years she would ever get it. She has been legally judged to be unable to care for herself. No one would ever allow children to be in her care. Even her visitation is fully supervised.

  23. Bobafelty says:

    We’re all asking if kfed has a job, but does Jamie? Does her dad just full time manage and live off his daughter’s money? Not so different from kfed then.

    • TheOriginalMia says:

      He used to be a chef. I don’t think he’s worked since taking over her conservatorship and why should he. He gets paid from it.

    • HelloSunshine says:

      I think it’s a little more complicated than just managing and living off of Britney. She’s been taken advantage of financially many times, I think her dad being the one to manage it is probably a protective measure after all of that. Also, I imagine he isn’t just sitting around, using her money to live the high life. Every financial decision has to go through a court (because of the conservator ship, I can’t imagine her case is considered any different than any other conservatorship), which means he has to do that, he hires the lawyers, makes sure stuff is on the up and up, and apparently he’s also the one who travels back and forth with the boys. I can’t say that Jaime is 100% not shady but, as someone with a very mentally ill family member where getting a conservatorship is being discussed, it’s very complicated.

      • Lela says:

        I agree. Because I work in the legal field I was very interested in this case and followed the court fillings very closely. People forget that Jamie has to handle all aspects of her life. She has a new fragrance coming out, that’s Jamie hashing out the deal, her renewed residency is Jamie again. He literally handles every single aspect and detail of her personal, financial and business life, and yes the visitation stipulates that he has to travel back and forth with the boys. I give him credit because we don’t see the man living a lavish lifestyle and splurging on homes and cars. I remember he even put in the conservatorship that he was going to handle all of Britney’s meals because he had extensive knowledge on foods to help balance certain aspects of her mental illness.

    • magnoliarose says:

      He’s never been different than KFed. Probably why she was attracted to him in the first place.
      This whole spin of him as a selfless hero is pure nonsense and a lie. He only ended up as a conservator because her mother was unsuitable and allowed her children to be abused. There was no one else.

      • HelloSunshine says:

        I truly believe that Jaime did what he had to do to keep Brit healthy, alive and financially sound. Again, until you are to a point with someone you love that you have to consider something like a conservatorship (which are not easy to get btw, they don’t hand those out Willy nilly), I don’t think you can truly understand.

      • magnoliarose says:

        In most cases, I would agree with you.
        But there was resistance to him because he was an abusive alcoholic to his family and abandoned them entirely. It muddies a little. Then there have been questions over the year how unusual it is to go this long under such a restrictive conservatorship.
        This may just need a good airing out in court to settle it all fairly with the boys’ interests as the primary goal.
        It just all seems messier than it should be.
        She was ordered into conservatorship, not by Jamie but he asked to oversee it.

  24. happyoften says:

    Britney’s been banking 30 million a year for a few years now. K-fed should have been getting 7.5 million a year. He’s getting 240,000.

    For reals. As far as I’m concerned, he’s been an absolute saint on the matter of child support. Jaime is hiding something, methinks.

    • Cali says:


    • Olive says:

      exactly. He has been very good to Britney (who failed her kids on a huge level). Of course he’s only doing what a father should for his kids but I don’t know if anyone ever had high expectations for him as a father once they split – but he’s kept quiet, he’s not getting papped with the boys every day, he’s not selling stories. He’s exceeded expectations here. Pay him what is fair for Britney’s massive income.

      • Anastasia says:

        Britney failed her kids? Her mental illness issues are not her fault. They happen.

      • Olive says:

        @Anastasia she was using hard drugs too. that DOESN’T just happen. and any parent of a minor using hard drugs is failing their child. period.

      • bma says:

        @Olive drug abuse does happen in conjuncture with severe mental illness. treating her as if she should be punished for having severe mental illness & the resulting chaos that became her life is beyond reprehensible.

      • Argonaut says:

        @bma paying child support equal to her income is being punished?

      • Veronica says:

        People with undiagnosed mental illness do ususally wind up self-medicating with illegal substances. She failed her kids and herself. That sucks. But she’s pulling her life back together and doing what she can with severe issues. I’m not going to shit on her for it.

      • bma says:

        I think any claim she failed herself/her children/her family/etc. is disgusting. yes she allegedly used hard drugs. she was/is severely mentally ill and at the time, was not under any supervision or medication. a lot of people failed britney but i think its grossly unfair to place the blame on her for what happened during that time in her life. people saying “she chose to have kids with a deadbeat–what did she expect” are absolutely punishing her for those “choices” she made during that time.

    • HK9 says:

      You know-Jaime making this much noise is indeed very suspicious. Someone downthread said you have to show your tax returns as a matter of course because those are the rules. So if that’s true, Kfed is already prepared to do that. Something’s wrong here-either Jaime knows something that we don’t or something is amiss with that conservership.

    • kacy says:

      That is not how the percentage of child support actually works. No one is paying that amount in child support, male or female. No one pays that much in alimony and child support combined. There is an upward limit of how much can actually be allocated to the children. KFed has to demonstrate the need beyond what he has.

  25. Lizzie says:

    poor brit brit.

    she has a trash family who she’s been supporting since she was a child. she married a trash guy who she’s supporting since they met. no one in this scenario has her best interests in mind. no one. everyone in her life uses her and it just breaks my heart. i’m sure this will impact the only positive relationships she has in life – which are with her young sons.

  26. Whatnow says:

    Does anybody know the reason why there is not an official visitation order in place?

    I know that k-fed has full custody but since the children see her regularly safety does not appear to be an issue any longer so why has she not pursued a official visitation document?

    • magnoliarose says:

      She has no rights because she is under conservatorship which means she would be deemed unfit and was when the court supervisor observed her years ago. If she goes to court, then she would have to be evaluated, and if she is deemed fit to have more rights, then she is fit not be under a conservatorship.
      But that has never happened really. She did try a few years back. Her paid boyfriend was behind it because he wanted to take over but nothing came of it.
      The courts aren’t going to give more rights to someone deemed too mentally ill to take care of themselves.

      • Aurelia says:

        And thats why I say Britney and Jamie like it very much that K-fed has the kids 70% of the time. It suits therm.

    • Cali says:

      She’s not her own guardian, therefore typically deemed to not be able to make decisions for anyone else.

  27. Tallia says:

    I honestly have no problem with him requesting an accounting of where the money is being spent. I actually wish it was required in all cases. The money should be spent on the child specifically (or housing, groceries, etc. ) any money not spent should go into a college or savings fund.

  28. Cali says:

    Kevin has been the one caring for these kids since Britney’s break down. By all accounts he is an amazing dad. He does work. And it’s VERY VERY normal for child support to be reviewed and raised every two years in most places! I hate that TMZ is making this look like Kevin is some greedy dude. The amount may seem insane to us, but for the cost of living and lifestyle in their situation, this is not a lot AT ALL.

    And no mother ever has to show her tax situation and budget to justify her child support and to show where every cent is going. (unless she’s on a lavish vacation in hawaii while the kid is starving and naked at home) A judge here would tell you to go pound sand.

    • bma says:

      As a divorce attorney, child support receivers always have to show their tax returns and income/expenses to get/modify support orders. That’s literally how the system works. That’s literally how you show payor’s income has increased while payee’s income has remained the same (if both increased proportionately, an increase is not a given).

    • MellyMel says:

      You say Kevin does work…what exactly does he do? Or what does his wife do?

      • Digital Unicorn says:

        I understand Kevin works sporadically as a DJ and his wife was a teacher, not sure teaching what. Neither of them have a regular income except Brits support money.

      • Veronica says:

        Honestly, I think his wife not working is what makes it appear irresponsible – whether that’s fair or not. KFed being a stay at home parent makes perfect sense given the arrangement with Britney (frequent travel) and her inability to contribute significantly to the boys’ stable upbringing. But the other two younger children will need supported after the gravy train ends, so her putting her career on the back burner for years strikes me as pretty dumb. This is not something that should impact the child support either way, but it does make Kfed’s case look more suspicious to people.

      • KBB says:

        He makes $1,000 a night DJing at nightclubs and he’s a music producer. His wife was a pro volleyball player turned special education teacher, not sure if she’s still working.

  29. molee says:

    California family law does not consider what needs are not being met as a basis for child support amount. The basis is parents’ income, circumstances and station in life. An additional factor is the percentage of time each parent spends as the child’s custodian. So Brittney has a huge amount of money and zero custody responsibilities recognized by the court (because of the conservatorship). K-Fed is obviously not bothered by a public image of being a lazy gold-digger, this PR shaming tactic makes no sense. Jamie might win the TMZ battle, but he is going to lose the financial war in court.

    Here’s the law:
    California child support guideline Family Code sections 4050–4076:

    (a) A parent’s first and principal obligation is to support his or her minor children according to the parent’s circumstances and station in life.
    (b) Both parents are mutually responsible for the support of their children.
    (c) The Guideline takes into account each parent’s actual income and level of responsibility for the children.
    (d) Each parent should pay for the support of the children according to his or her ability.
    (e) The guideline seeks to place the interests of children as the state’s top priority.
    (f) Children should share in the standard of living of both parents. Child support may therefore appropriately improve the standard of living of the custodial household to improve the lives of the children.

    • bma says:

      Do the guidelines go up to Britney’s income? In my state, the guidelines are only adhered to until combined income hits $150k and then CS is at the court’s discretion for combined incomes greater than that. I would imagine given that Cali is a more expensive state, their guidelines go further, but I wonder if they go THAT much further.

    • BearcatLawyer says:

      Reread the law again. For child support modifications, California does consider whether the children’s needs have changed.

      • molee says:

        BearcatLawyer- Show me where.

      • KBB says:

        Their needs have almost certainly changed in the last ten years. Teenagers/tweens have hobbies, interests, and extracurricular activities. I’ve seen people claim that Britney pays for all of that in addition to monthly child support, but no one has posted where they got that information. I can’t imagine that those details would be left out of Jamie’s smear job on TMZ if they were true.

        One of the TMZ stories actually lists that Britney cut him a check for $1.3 million as part of their divorce settlement and that he was receiving spousal support until he got remarried. If she bought him a house AND pays all of their other expenses, why wouldn’t that be listed as well?

      • BearcatLawyer says:

        @molee – I am on my phone and away from my office so I cannot find the exact statutory citation right now, but here is the link to the California court’s own website that discusses modifications:


      • Another Anna says:

        BearcatLawyer is correct. Under California Family Code section 4057(b), the CA child support formula is a presumption that can be rebutted by showing circumstances where the application of the formula would be unjust or inappropriate. An exceptionally high income earner is one of the situations specifically contemplated. 4057(b)(3) says that the formula can be rebutted by showing that “the parent being ordered to pay child support has an extraordinarily high income and the amount determined under the formula would exceed the needs of the children.”

      • molee says:

        BearcatLawyer – Ah. You are right and I was wrong. I had always understood that in CA, a parent’s financial circumstances were the main factor, and I see now that I was in error. (Maybe delusional/wishful thinking?) I apologize for pressing my mistaken point so strongly.

  30. Nick2 says:

    Does anyone know how much Jamie pays himself?

    • Zapp Brannigan says:

      The salary, according to NYT was $130,000 a year, plus reimbursement for rent on his office. That was 2016 so may have increased since then. It is my understanding that all financials have to be court approved.

    • magnoliarose says:

      130, 000 base salary and he gets percentages on all of her work. One year it was in the millions.

  31. Olive says:

    excellent photo choice with those last two photos of Britney and Kevin both sporting crazy-face… that about sums their marriage.

    remember that short-lived reality show they did called “Chaotic”?? for UPN? i remember she inked all these deals trying to get Kevin money back then – let him sell the wedding/baby photos, get paid for reality show, put out a rap single, etc. She knew he was a dud from the get-go.

    • magnoliarose says:

      Yep. He was never someone anyone should have thought to have children with at that time. I never understood it. I still don’t get the allure and appeal.

      • Veronica says:

        I think she was an abuse victim with untreated mental illness looking for somebody to love her. A lot of people in that category seek out bad partners and even children because they think it’ll give them the fulfillment they desire.

      • Olive says:

        yep, this is a situation entirely of Britney’s making. she made a very poor choice in choosing the father of her children. and that kind of a mistake is a costly, LIFE LONG mistake to live with.

      • Digital Unicorn says:

        She never had a strong male role model in her life, mix that with being a people pleaser with undiagnosed mental health issues and its a recipe for disaster.

        Lynne tried to repeat the Brit success with Jamie Lynn who’s teenage pregnancy possibly saved her from the same fate as her big sister – she at least seems happy with her young family and country career.

        Am no fan of either Kevin and Jamie but they stepped up when their children really needed them. From what i recall both parents were originally supposed to be co-conservators of her estate but Lynne dropped out after Sam Lufti sued her for defamation. Lynne lost control of her cash cow and ran back to Louisiana when it hit the fan. The conservatorship is prob one of the reasons Lynne reconciled with Jamie – b!tchy I know but I remember how much Lynne chased after fame during Brits heydey. Lynne was the Dina Lohan of her time.

  32. HeyThere! says:

    All of this drama makes my head spin. I’m sad for Brit. I’m sad for the all the kids involved. Kids don’t understand. Jamie seems like a shady mofo and also living off Brit. I honestly think Brit’s money probably cares for 20+ family members to live better off of. I mean good for her if she’s happy to do it but she seems not not have much say in her life. That is what makes me sad.

  33. Grant says:

    I’m a family law attorney in Texas and I’m not so sure that Britney’s visitation with the children is so heavily reliant upon K-Fed’s willingness to allow his children to see their mother. Rather, I imagine that there’s probably a divorce decree in place that includes a very specific possession & access schedule delineating Britney’s time with the kids, alongside orders that speak to which parent has what decision-making rights.

    • Olive says:

      she is still under a conservatorship. i was under the impression that legally, this means she cannot be responsible for herself, so she is not going to have any court order granting her responsibility for anyone else, especially minors, and that britney is relying on kevin’s kindness to see her children as he has full legal and physical custody.

      • LNG says:

        Custody and access are two separate issues. Kevin can have full custody (decision making authority) with access to Britney. Either way, by allowing her so much access for so many years he cannot now just unilaterally refuse all access without there being some sort of change in her circumstances.

  34. BobaFelty says:

    I just don’t understand where Jamie is coming from. He pays himself 130k a year, plus NYC rental space paid, plus residuals from her work (from poster above). He’s making good money managing and caring for an important part of Britney’s estate because she is mentally unfit to do so. Good for him.

    BUT…KFed is managing and caring for the other important part of Britney’s estate, their 2 children together. He also gets paid (child support) plus housing paid for.

    How either of these men could judge each other is a bit beyond me.

    • Veronica says:

      Because at the end of the day, Jamie has always been as much of an abusive grifter as Britney’s mother. He just knew how to play the game better.

  35. Veronica says:

    I mean, for most judges, this should honestly be cut and dry – her income went up, so his support should go up. She’s not able to care for these children, so the burden falls to him. Jamie’s the one that I’m side-eyeing the most here. I think his behavior is the shadiest. Regardless of what KFed and his wife do with their time, that’s just how child support works for as long as they’re minors. If they want to be dumb and ride the gravy train until it ends full stop, so be it, but that’s their dumb ass decision to deal with later, not the kids.

    • KBB says:

      I think Jamie sees Britney’s money as his money. He doesn’t want anyone but himself to be making money off her.

      Kevin has parlayed his 15 minutes into a DJ career and some reality show appearances, but he could easily sell Britney out for a lot more money. Jamie is dumb not to pay him. If he doubles or triples what she’s paying Kevin, it still wouldn’t amount to how much Jamie is pulling in for himself.

      • Argonaut says:

        yep, and once jamie dies, i’m sure it will be britney’s brother taking over his role over her mom or sister. she’s just stuck with these male familial guardians (just like they tried to make her ex fiancé sign up for) over maybe someone PROFESSIONAL like an attorney or psychiatrist or a team of experts. can’t task a risk the money will stop rolling in.

  36. Anastasia says:

    Honestly, I don’t blame Jamie for asking for this. I think there must be something he suspects about KFed’s finances.

    It’s fine that KFed is asking for more–but in my mind, he needs to show that he’s not spending the current 20K on his other kids. She has no obligation to pay for his other children.

  37. Evie says:

    I suspect this situation will get a lot uglier before it’s resolved. And I wonder how Sean and Jayden feel. At 12 1/2 and 11 1/2, they are old enough to understand and be upset by all this.

    • KBB says:

      Their dad is the one that meets their daily needs. He is the one helping them with homework and getting them to school every day. I think Britney is probably the “fun” parent that takes them on lavish vacations and spoils them with toys. I’m speculating, but I don’t think she does all that much actual parenting. I don’t know that she’s capable of it. She’s still quite immature herself.

  38. InsertNameHere says:

    Why should she be supporting his other children? Sole custodians have to go out and get jobs every day, while maintaining a stable home. Being a stay-home parent is NOT a requirement for “stability”.
    She pays all their expenses on top of child support, no? So, the support could be used as federline’s paycheque. And his wife’s.
    I’ll say one thing- the guy sooooo knew what he was doing when he hooked Britney. Dumping his pregnant common-law wife was a scummy move, but hey…them’s the breaks when you see a cash cow.

    • KBB says:

      I have not read anywhere but the comment section here that she pays expenses and child support. Surely Jamie would be leaking that information to TMZ if it were true? TMZ mentioned the $1.3 million check Britney gave him in their divorce and the spousal support she paid. If she were paying 100% of their expenses also, it would have been noted in their stories which are obviously coming from her dad.

      Kevin makes $1,000 a night doing DJ gigs at nightclubs. He tweets about his appearances and music he produces.

      • Veronica says:


        In 2010, she reported $303,000 in child-related expenses, so there’s other expenses she’s paying in addition to the $240,000 in child support. I find it highly unlikely she isn’t springing for the travel expenses, at least. I’m not saying it isn’t warranted or that she shouldn’t pay more (on pure legalities alone, the support should go up relative to her income), but there’s evidence her estate was contributing a decent amount at that point.

      • KBB says:

        It says $303,000 for child support and care. We know he’s getting $240k in support alone. Wouldn’t she be spending about $60k on nannies? To me, that says she wasn’t paying additional expenses.

        The kids would have been 4 and 5 in 2010, so they’d have certainly been in school/pre-school. $60k is not enough to pay the full amount of tuition for two kids at a fancy private school and nannies and medical care and extracurricular activities and clothes and other necessities. Without having a more recent breakdown, I’d say she isn’t paying all expenses and child support.

      • Veronica says:

        *I’m* not saying she’s paying all expenses. I’m just reporting numbers people may be referencing that suggest she’s paying for other things than just the support. A judge will take that into consideration when resetting the amounts due.

  39. Snap Happy says:

    This is what I don’t get, Kfed had to know that this was a possibility. So if he is using Britney’s money to pay for his other cs won’t that be obvious in the tax records? Why we he risk being found out he is doing shady stuff? Wouldn’t he just take the 20k and be quiet?

    • European says:

      I am wondering about that, too. Kfed gets nearly half a million dollars for two children and nevertheless he claims that that wasn’t enough money to raise two children well? I bet he spends the money on his other children as well. But Britney is under no obligation to pay for Kfed’s other children. So yep, Kfed should be more transparent about how he spends the money.

      I think that Jamie Spears should put some money into trust funds for Britney’s kids. And they can have some in their late teens early twenties for education and the full sum at age thirty-something. That way neither Kfed nor Britney could mess with that money and it would be there for Britney’s kids.

  40. Evie says:

    Reading about all of this ugly mess makes me feel sad for Britney. She’s been working hard all her life. And at the age of 37 she has no more control over her life, her finances and making her own decisions than she did as a 10 year old on The Mickey Mouse Club.

    • passerby says:

      Holy F you are so right! Life’s decisions sometimes. I root for her though. … all that said, Kfed and the kids are probably due for an increase.

    • Trashaddict says:

      As I’ve said in previous postings, this BS would not happen to a guy in Hollyweird. There have been much crazier out-of-control male stars running around and no one so much as whispered about a conservatorship.

  41. Marta Bartok says:

    I believe Britney is a (legal) drug addict and doesn’t want to be strapped down with kids. According to pictures on the internet, she seems to sit around in a bikini all day, taking selfies, pretending to paint, and hanging around with her latest boyfriend. If her income has increased, Kevin deserves more money for the kids IMO.

    • Veronica says:

      Drug dependent, yes, drug addicted, no. She has an illness and treats it the way you would a physical malady. The shame is that nobody intervened to help her and get it diagnosed early enough before it did serious psychological damage to herself and those around her.

  42. Deanna says:

    Britney is not making the decisions as to who is paid what. Those decisions are being made by her father as her conservator. So who knows how much “extra” above the agreed upon $20K/mo. is being paid. Based on Jamie’s reaction to K-fed’s request for an increase, it may not be as much as what has been touted.

    There are several books on the market that tell the truth about Britney’s childhood. Jamie was an abusive alcoholic who beat his wife. For years. So he ought to be “caring” for Britney. He is surely paying himself well.

    I think an audit of Britney’s finances is just fine and likely will work in K-fed’s favor. And then all the truth of who is paying what and how much they are actually paying will be known.

  43. Sarah says:

    Honestly, the Spears parents were the Lohans 1.0…I’m sure some nasty things happened to Britney on her way to the top, and I have a feeling a blind eye was turned. Very few moms and dads would allow their 16 year old daughter to be sexualized in such a blatant way…but they were blinded by the money.
    Britney, seemingly fragile and not overly bright, made some disastrous choices in her life, generally based around men. Kevin seems to be the best choice she made (strangely)- as at least he rose to the occasion instead of bailing, or pulling a JT and talking trash for 15 years.
    There is no telling where Kevin’s life would have gone had HE not been entangled with Britney…his whole life changed also, good and bad, for their brief union.
    We have no idea what he has dealt with over the years- just seeing his sons have a mother who is chronically mentally ill is awful.
    I’m sure people look and think how lucky he got- but I’m sure he has earned his money more than anyone realizes.

    • Suki says:

      Not necessarily. Brooke Shields was also very sexualised in youth but not abused. Britney did have Felicia with her on tour (granted not her mother, but a parental figure.) Don’t get me wrong, we may never know if anything happened to Britney but it might not have.

  44. duchesschicana says:

    Eh let the both be audited and let a judge decide. with that said Brit may be stable she just might like others handling her financial and legal problems . I have a disability and my parents have power of attorney while im fully capable of handling things myself I just prefer others to handle things. With all thats aid I doubt Jamie or anyone involved is really talking to the press. TMZ knows how to sleuth for documents

    • Evie says:

      @Duchesschicana: Co-signing. Both parties should be audited and a full accounting done. Let the courts decide after looking at everyone’s books and tax returns. Ironically, I don’t think Britney herself would be upset at paying more in child support if that’s what the court ordered. Whatever her issues, it’s obvious that she loves her boys and loves having them with her. And in any of the photos I’ve seen, the boys always look happy to be with her. She also appears to be in a much better place than she was in 2007 when she had her much publicized breakdown. Hopefully, her meds are doing the trick. Britney’s working out a lot and it shows. Physical exercise does help with overall health and well being. I too am rooting for Britney.

  45. Tanya says:

    20k a month is nothing (I mean for rich people) at the very least 100k, right?

  46. Suki says:

    If Britney is so unwell, why should she be expected to perform to keep not only her children, Kevin, his new wife and their children and Kevin’s other children in wealth? That is a huge burden of responsibility on anyone, let alone someone as vulnerable as Britney. I think it’s vile how many people try to exploit her. Kevin and his wife or at least one of them COULD work. What happens if something awful happens to Britney?

    Also, it sends a bad message to her sons as they won’t see any men actively working/providing. Call it old fashioned but these boys need to see some male role models actively taking care of their mama, not just exploiting her. This is the blue print they may follow.

    The whole situation is confusing as we will never know why Brit is still under a conservatorship but if she is unwell, she should be left well alone.