Britney's Dad Gets a Raise to Watch Her

LA court raises James Spears' monthly salary by more than 50 percent
By Rebecca Smith Hurd,  Newser User
Posted Dec 24, 2008 12:23 PM CST
In this Feb. 1 courtroom sketch, Britney Spears' father Jamie Spears (left) is depicted asking for a court-ordered conservatorship over his daughter and her estate.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Some fathers take care of their kids for free, but Britney Spears can’t seem to pay her dad enough: A Los Angeles court this week raised Jamie Spears' monthly salary from $10,000 to $16,000, plus $1,200 in expenses, Us Weekly reports. Dad was awarded permanent legal control of Brit’s affairs in October, to help get his little pop princess’s personal life back on track.