Britney's ex wants US$60,000 monthly
Kevin Federline's lawyer wants Britney Spears to pay her ex "at least three times the amount" of child support she currently gives him. The star's celebrity divorce attorney, Mark Vincent Kaplan, has insisted the Piece of Me singer's own representatives have not responded with "reasonable" conditions. Kevin - who was married to Britney for four years until 2007 and also has 15 year-old Kori and 13 year-old Kaleb with ex-fiancee Shar Jackson, and six-year-old Jordan and three-year-old Peyton with wife Victoria Prince - currently receives US$20,000 a month from the star.
Speaking to US Weekly, he claimed: "We gave them ample time and opportunity to settle Kevin's child support modifi-cation increase and they came back with conditions that are not reasonable. It's their position that they don't have to turn over Britney's financial information, including tax returns, which is required under the California family code.
"It's not California celebrity code edition; she has to comply ... . This is the choice they have made and they will now have to deal with it. We are still open to try and settling this without judicial intervention," he said.
Kevin - who has 12 year-old Sean Preston and 11 year-old Jayden James with his former wife - claims he is "simply less of a 'name' and less in demand than he was in 2008" when the child support was agreed on, according to court documents. Kaplan added: "A court hearing will be set, and the parties will engage in financial discovery, which will enable guideline support payment that Kevin should receive.
"This won't be difficult for us, Kevin is asking for the reasonable needs of the children to be met, which is at least three times the amount Kevin is currently getting. This is based on her earnings, which have been publicly reported. We are also asking for attorney's fees, because it didn't have to come to this," Kaplan said.