Looks like Britney Spears and Kevin Federline are still in the midst of contentious child support battle. While the average child support dispute involves hundreds monthly, because of their celebrity status and net worth, Spears and Federline are arguing over more than $20,000 per month.
If you are involved in a child support dispute, or hope to modify your child support order, contact The Law Office of A. Sam Jubran, P.A. We can evaluate your situation and help you obtain an outcome that benefits you and your children. Call us at (904) 360-6100 today.
Kevin Federline Has Allegedly Requested a Significant Increase in Child Support
Britney Spears is not the custodial parent of her two children. She coparents 12-year-old Sean and 11-year-old Jayden with ex Kevin Federline. The fomer pop star is worth millions, and currently pays $20,000 per month to Federline. However, Federline’s child support attorney has submitted legal documents asking for “at least three times” that much per month.
When Spears refused to voluntarily increase the amount of support she pays, Federline’s attorney Mark Vincent Kaplan took the news to the tabloids, stating that the two parents are attempting to resolve the child support dispute outside of court.
Child Support Dispute Hinges on the Huge Disparity Between Their Incomes
Attorney Kaplan points to Spears’ ability to pay more than $20,000 per month in child support, claiming that Spears has had phenomenal success in Las Vegas, making more than $15 million annually. This is in stark contrast to Federline’s income, which he claims is closer to $3,000 per month. The child support dispute hinges on the fact that Spears and Federline make dramatically different incomes.
Although Kaplan has made an assertion about Britney’s income, Spears has refused to turn over specific financial information. Because the pair are attempting to resolve the child support dispute outside of court, she has not been ordered to provide financial information. Kaplan has requested tax returns, which are required to be disclosed in child support cases. However, there is no order as of yet. If Federline and Kaplan take the issue to court, the court may order Spears to provide her tax returns and other information about her income for the benefit of the child support dispute.
When the child support agreement was made, Federline had stated that he was making six figures. However, he claims that now he’s making around $36,000 per year. He revealed that he works as a DJ and travels around the country as an entertainer. Because his income has changed dramatically, Federline claims there is justification for a child support modification.
Child Support Needs May Increase as Children Grow Older
Federline claims that his expenses have increased as his children got older. The couple made the original child support order in 2008, when the children were much younger. They are now 11 and 12. Costs for school-age children increase as they participate in extra-curricular activities and more.
Federline also stated that when the children go to their mother’s house to visit, then return home to Federline’s house, the difference is too drastic and therefore detrimental to the kids. The children should be able to live a certain lifestyle “at Britney’s level” at both locations. Federline initiated the child support dispute to obtain more money for the children to live better lives while they are with him.
If You Have a Child Support Dispute, Speak to a Family Law Attorney Today
Child support battles can be extremely complex, requiring analysis of financial information. It’s important for both parents to seek a fair outcome that will benefit their children. However, each parent usually has a different idea of what is fair. If you are in the middle of a child support dispute, The Law Office of A. Sam Jubran, P.A. can help. We can evaluate your situation and guide you through the legal process.
Many child support disputes can be settled out of court, as Spears and Federline are attempting to do. However, others require involvement in the family court system. In either event, an experienced child support attorney can help. Call us today at (904) 360-6100.