Spears, Federline Settle Custody Case

Britney pays more in child support, foots K-Fed's lawyer bill
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 25, 2008 7:01 PM CDT
Mark Vincent Kaplan, attorney for Kevin Federline, speaks to the media outside a Los Angeles courthouse Friday, July 18, 2008, after a child custody hearing.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Britney Spears and Kevin Federline finalized their child-custody settlement today, including a $5,000-per-month increase in child support for the pop singer's ex-husband. An attorney for Federline delivered the terms of two separate agreements to Los Angeles Superior Court Commissioner Scott M. Gordon, who gave his approval late this afternoon.

According to the agreement dealing with finances, Spears' payments to Federline go from $15,000 to $20,000 per month, retroactive to July 15. Spears will also pay Federline's attorneys, Mark Vincent Kaplan and James Simon, a single payment of $250,000. A hearing on the conservatorship is scheduled for Thursday, the AP reports.