Britney Spears' star is rising again, and she has her dad to thank. And pay.
A Los Angeles court today signed off on a retroactive raise for Jamie Spears, who has been in charge of his daughter's affairs since Feb. 1 and, according to the gavel wielders, has played a significant role in her return to Circus-caliber viability over the past year.
Jamie, who has been receiving weekly payments of $2,500 from Britney's estate for serving as guide and guardian, will now get $16,000 per month to cover his workload from last January to November.
"He has been working extra hours related to various activities related to her music and her tour and activities necessary to the conservatorship," L.A. Superior Court Commissioner Reva Goetz said during Monday's hearing.
As of Dec. 1, however, the $2,500-per-week was back in play, Goetz ordered.
None of this includes the extra $1,200 a month Jamie will be getting for new office digs to conduct conservatorship business in, and $200,000 "for services rendered prior to the conservatorship" that will be going to Britney's older brother, Bryan, who is a cotrustee of her estate.
The next Spears-business hearing is set for Feb. 3.
—Reporting by Whitney English