Britney Spears Is "Very Unhappy" Over Kevin Federline's Child Support Increase

Details on the legal battle between the "Gimme More" singer and her ex
By Jess Cohen Sep 24, 2018 11:33 PMTags
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Britney Spears and Kevin Federline have reached a new child support agreement, but E! News has learned that the singer is "very unhappy" over the outcome.

The Blast reports that the 36-year-old "Gimme More" songstress has agreed to pay her 40-year-old ex "thousands more a month in child support." This news comes one month after Spears was ordered to pay Federline $110,000 in their ongoing child support battle.

"They are not happy and think the settlement is ludicrous," a source tells E! News regarding Spears' team's reaction to the new agreement. "But they wanted to make an agreement so that they could move on."

As for Brit, the insider says she's "very unhappy" but understands it's "in her best interest" to move on from the legal turmoil. "She was tired of fighting about it and is ready to get on with her life and put this behind her," explains the source. 

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The former couple, who tied the knot in 2004 and split in late 2006, share two sons together, Jayden James, 11, and Sean Preston, 12.

In response to the new agreement, Federline's attorney Mark Vincent Kaplan tells E! News, "I am happy that they came around to resolving this matter. I am sure that they decided the money would be better extended on child support than on attorney's fees, which would've achieved the same result for Kevin but only after months and hundreds of thousands of dollars on litigation. They made a wise decision."

A source close to Federline also confirms to E! News that Spears and Federline's teams met and had negotiations throughout the week, "as of Friday they signed a stipulation that resolved all the pending matters that Kevin had asked the court to rule on."

"Kevin is getting more money monthly than what he had originally asked for before he ever filed his RFO. Britney's team would've been better off settling with Kevin at that time because now he got more than what he initially asked for," the insider shares. "There are more attorney fees that Britney agreed to pay that were folded into the settlement, in addition to the $100,000 Mark Kaplan was already rewarded."

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