The good news just keeps on coming for Britney Spears…
As if going a bit mad; shaving her head and ‘her little Britney’; losing custody of her children; getting ditched by The Vadge and being baby-sat by her father etc. weren’t bad enough, Spears was also ordered to pay $375,000 to her ex Kevin Federline’s lawyers for representing him in their long-arse custody battle for their two young boys Jayden-James and Sean-Preston. This came after she footed a $120,000 legal bill for Fed-Ex in November.
According to Cele|Bitchy:
So that makes $495,000 Britney paid just to her ex husband’s legal team. In mid July she ultimately settled with Federline without going to court and he now has sole physical and legal custody of Sean Preston, who turns three next month, and Jayden James, nearly two. Britney has three days a week with her sons plus one overnight. All those lawyers hammering out the details for the custody agreement will cost Britney dearly, though. One of her lawyers wants over $300,000 in legal fees.
Lawyer Stacy Phillips wants $338,414.87 for representing Britney, and she claims that’s a discount. Britney’s former divorce attorney Laura Wasser ended up completing the case and her bill is a comparatively reasonable $60,000 for two months worth of work.
I think all these people are being short changed. If you had to be in Brit’s company night-and-day at the height of her ‘fame’ wouldn’t you want a bigger payout?