Her dad has her back. While Britney Spears and ex-husband Kevin Federline continue to butt heads over child support payments for sons Sean, 12, and Jayden, 11, a source reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly that the 36-year-old’s father, Jamie, is now involved.
“Britney has emphasized to her father she wants this settled,” says the insider. “She doesn’t want it lingering because it only creates stress.”
Federline, 40, who has full custody of the boys, and his powerhouse celebrity divorce attorney Mark Vincent Kaplan met with Jamie March 9, endeavoring to “mutually” arrive at an increase since Britney’s fortune is growing. (She’s raked in more than $137 million during Las Vegas residency).
“All Kevin wants to be able to do is provide the same standard of living the boys have when they with Britney,” the source continues. “Sean and Jayden’s needs are of course changing since they are getting older, which is a major factor in the decision to seek the increase.
As previously reported, Federline is requesting an increase to his monthly $20,000 in child support, now that Spears’ fortune has grown from 2007. When the original payment was ordered (after her highly publicized breakdown), Britney was making significantly less money. But now she’s “making 20 times more than she did,” notes the source, adding, “It’s Kevin’s right under family law to seek an increase based on that.” A source previously told Us that the singer is “angry” about the situation.
But despite the ongoing drama, things may be settled very soon: ”Both sides came away hopeful and optimistic that an agreement can be reached out of court,” the first source says.
For more on Spears and Federline, pick up the new issue of Us Weekly on newsstands now.