Britney Spears has emphasized to dad she wants child support battle settled

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

“Britney has emphasized to her father she wants this settled,” says the insider. “She doesn’t want it lingering because it only creates stress.”

Federline, 40, who has full custody of the boys, and his powerhouse celebrity divorce attorney Mark Vincent Kaplan met with Jamie March 9, endeavoring to “mutually” arrive at an increase since Britney’s fortune is growing. (She’s raked in more than $137 million during Las Vegas residency).

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

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AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - MAY 6: (UK, US AND CANADA RIGHTS ONLY) Pop superstar Britney Spears and new boyfriend Kevin Federline spend time together in Amsterdam on May 6, 2004 in The Netherlands. Federline is a dancer and the pair have apparently been friends for a while ahead of becoming a couple. (Photo by Dennis van Tellingen/Bruno Press/Getty Images)
Kevin Federline and Britney Spears at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas, Nevada (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS - DECEMBER 8: Singer Britney Spears and husband Kevin Federline kiss as they arrive at the 2004 Billboard Music Awards on December 8, 2004 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Britney Spears and Kevin Federline during 2004 Billboard Music Awards - Red Carpet at MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)
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Kevin Federline and Britney Spears during Rolling Stone/Verizon Wireless Pre-GRAMMY Concert with Kanye West - Arrivals at Spider at Avalon in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Jason Merritt/FilmMagic)
Kevin Federline and Britney Spears during Rolling Stone/Verizon Wireless Pre-GRAMMY Concert with Kanye West - Arrivals at Spider at Avalon in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Jason Merritt/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD - FEBRUARY 08: Singer Britney Spears (R) and husband Kevin Federline arrive at the SONY BMG Grammy Party held at The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on February 8, 2006 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
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Kevin Federline and Britney Spears during Belated Birthday Party for Kevin Federline with Britney Spears Hosted by Scooter Braun - Arrivals at Vision Nightclub & Lounge in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. (Photo by Ben Rose/WireImage)
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As previously reported, Federline is requesting an increase to his monthly $20,000 in child support, now that Spears’ fortune has grown from 2007. When the original payment was ordered (after her highly publicized breakdown), Britney was making significantly less money. But now she’s “making 20 times more than she did,” notes the source, adding, “It’s Kevin’s right under family law to seek an increase based on that.” A source previously told Us that the singer is “angry” about the situation.

But despite the ongoing drama, things may be settled very soon: ”Both sides came away hopeful and optimistic that an agreement can be reached out of court,” the first source says.

For more on Spears and Federline, pick up the new issue of Us Weekly on newsstands now.

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