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What K-Fed Really Wants from Britney

8/13/2007 12:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Sources connected with the custody battle between Britney Spears and Kevin Federline tell TMZ $$$$ may really be at the heart of the tussle over the kids.

As we first reported, K-Fed is going back to court asking for more custody of the kids. Federline just agreed to a 50/50 split. Then, he turned around almost immediately and filed papers asking for 70/30. So why such a sudden change of heart?

It's puzzling that Kevin is suddenly alarmed, given that he's had absolutely no contact with Spears for almost three months. In fact, we're told she's begging him to communicate because of parenting issues but he won't play ball.

That brings us to the paperwork Federline filed. Sources say there are declarations from Kevin, both of his lawyers, Kevin's nanny and a nanny who interviewed with Britney in October, 2006, before the couple separated. In the papers, Federline's lawyer also included various magazine articles about Britney. Legal experts say good luck getting that into evidence.

Alli Sims, Britney's cousin, was served over the weekend. Kevin's lawyer wants to take her deposition. Now here's what's telling. Federline's lawyer also wants to take Britney's depo, but a source connected with Alli says the deposition notice Britney received is all financial -- in other words, the references are all about money, not the kids.


So does K-Fed want more custody just so he can get more cash? A Federline source says it's all about the kids and not money. Federline wants Britney under oath talking about whether she drinks and how she parents the kids.

Oh, and by the way: Kev's lawyer, Mark Vincent Kaplan, is asking that Britney pay his legal fees for the hearing and preparation -- and that they're in the six figures.

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whatever    

What a TOOL...this is the definition of a gold digger

2630 days ago
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TheMediaConnedUs    

I'd ask her to pay the bill too! KFED has given this piece of work more then enough time to get her chit together but she can't, no even for the sake of her boys. GO KFED, GET THEM BABIES AWAY FROM THAT TRAINWRECK!

2630 days ago
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Ace    

Mark Vincent Kaplan is WAY overpriced and Britney would be wise to have a third party audit firm look over his invoices, IMHO.

2630 days ago
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megn    

Oh, brother. Is there any doubt that poor Britney is the cash cow to Federline's desire to get the kids. This is so sad. Kevin needs to get a job. And Kevin's attorney is an ass. If his client can't pay the legal fees, the attorney should be required to go pro bono. If the attorney accepts a case from someone who can't pay, then that is the attorney's choice.

2630 days ago
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kate    

I don't understand why child services hasn't taken these kids away from Brit & Kevin. They are both self centered, immature people who don't value the children as the gifts that they are. They didn't ask to be here...why don't they have a guardian ad litum appointed by the courts at least?

2630 days ago
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weneedtostop.com    

kfed-brit-kfed-brit..blah blah blah...LOL

The guy just needs to hire Gloria and get it over already.

2630 days ago
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Jennifer    

I knew it had to be over money and not the well being of the children b/c if that was the case he would of done this right after they were born. Britney has always acted this way. Didn't anyone watch thier reality show. Her and Kevin are both nuts.

2630 days ago
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Ace    

Mark Vincent Kaplan is a Media Whore, IMHO.

2630 days ago
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HEIL    

POOR KIDS!!! K-FED AND BRIT DESERVE EACH OTHER; THEY SOULD FRY IN HELL

2630 days ago
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Tangie    

Dumb biatch! You don't have to touch it, to get served. She is as stupid as Britney. Kevin's case doesn't sound too promising. News articles aren't evidence, unfortunately.

2630 days ago
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Ace    

I would guess that Mark Vincent Kaplan has a legitimate law degree from a registered law school and has registered to get a license to practice law with the state of California, but it's always wise to check these days.

2630 days ago
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jri    

"...,Kevin's nanny, ..."


Kevin has a nanny? I know that he dresses like a 10-year old, but does he also need adult supervision?


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2630 days ago
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Ace    

Mark Vincent Kaplan is an angel of mercy and by helping K-Fed he has been able to finally buy that beach house he has always wanted. Which is only what he deserves.

2630 days ago
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Cat Stevns    

they are both trash! Pity the kids.

2630 days ago
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J Doe    

alli sims has alot to hide bout britneys mothering ways...

2630 days ago
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