Britney Spears has been ordered to pay ex-husband Keven Federline $110,000 in their ongoing child support battle.
According to court documents obtained by E! News, $100,000 will go toward Federline’s legal “costs and fees,” with the remainder given to Benchmark Resolution Group.
This court order is just another chapter in the pair’s months-long battle over child support. In March, E! News confirmed that the father-of-two requested an increase in the $20,000 he receives each month, “given that the kids are older and the financial circumstances of the parties are significantly different than when the child support was originally resolved.”
At the time, the couple tried to resolve the negotiations privately, but Federline later sought the input from the court. In legal documents filed in May, Kevin requested that Spears cover his attorney’s fees incurred to date and future fees anticipated to be no less than $250,000 and $100,000 for forensic accounting fees, in addition to requesting an increase in child support.
“We tried to see if we could voluntarily come to an agreement on what the increased number of child support would be and in the process for doing that, [Britney’s team] came back with several conditions that were not acceptable,” his attorney, Mark Vincent Kaplan, previously explained to E! News. “As a result, Kevin had to file a formal request that the court determine what the appropriate amount for child support is. If the court decides that this should be a reasonable needs order, then we’re going to use expert testimony to establish what the reasonable needs are of the minor children.”