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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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16.

QE2    

He waited until now to be "concerned" because before the divorce was final he didn't have the cash to pay the lawyers, and getting the court to order Britney' to pay his legal fees is probably a longshot.

This is the kind of person her mother sided with. With a mother like that, she doesn't need enemies!

2546 days ago
17.

SinCity    

K-Fed is a male gold-digger. They agreed to a 50/50 deal for custody, which is fair. And if money had nothing to do with this, then he should be happy as a father to raise their kids as well....on his own income. Instead, he and his lawyer are doing what they can to make it so he gets more custody, thus more rights to ask for support. Loser! K-fed must have realized he ain't going to make it on his supposed singing career....his last CD tanked. Maybe he can make his money, if he can't squeeze more of it out of Britney, by being a male "escort". He's been shot working it up with women in the club scene since they divorced, maybe he can make a career out of it.

And his lawyer wants Britney to pay for HIS expenses....he's a piece of work. She should tell him to shove in any of his orifices he can fit it in.

2546 days ago
18.

Seriously    

YES K-fed is all about the money. He does not care about his kids! He left Ms. Jackson when she was preggers with his kid, alone to take care of his baby/toddler, while he jet-setted across Europe with the spoiled brat that is Britney Spears!!!!

That is what she gets. She should have listened to all of America beseeching, pleading with her not to wed k-fed. But, as she is a stubborn mule, she would not listen then, and she will not listen now. She deserves whatever hell she gets served with over this situation - SHE's his "golden ticket". What a stupid, stupid girl. (and there is no spell check here, and I am typing too fast to care) :)

2546 days ago
19.

Badsummer    

You people can not be that dumb. If she was that bad of a mother child services would have taken the kids already. This is and always has been about money. Mostly everything in the rags it gossip and that it. Please people....wake up!

2546 days ago
20.

Shannon    

This is standard practice in custody battles.. for the one bringing the complaint to ask the other to pay the legal bill. The mindset is that if the person was acting right, the complaint needent have been filed.. so they are 'guilty' and must pay.. the same thing applies with the finances.. that is standard.. to ask for the most current finances to determine custody. If she were filing the complaint, she would ask for his.. again.. standard procedure in family court..

2546 days ago
21.

honeydoo    

I don't care how much $$$$$$$ Britney has but I really don't think neither "parents" should have custody of these poor boys.Have Mrs Spears take care of them,Britney and Kevin can see(yes see and not even take them to the zoo alone unless under supervision) them in the weekends but that's as far as it should go.

2546 days ago
22.

Nawlins    

# 7. In Louisiana you have to touch the subpeona for it to be valid as having been served. Alli is from Louisiana, so she may just be going off of that.
I'm not a Britney fan by any means, but I have zero tolerance for people who use their children for financial gain. I haven't seen anyone bring up or question the fact that the child support that she pays him presently, and if he wins in his current course of action and gets even more child support. How much of the money she pays him to support "her" children goes directly to Shar Jackson for the two children he has with her?

2546 days ago
23.

tuna marie    

that's all it's ever been about for this guy, is money. britney is no angel, but neither is her x.

2546 days ago
24.

gwen    

Whether he wants money or not..it isn't the issue..she is rich and a poor parent. He is definatley the lesser or two evils and whatever the issue is..she will have to pay for her partying if that means paying her ex husband a huge amount of money to take care of the responsibilites she clearly doesn't want..

p.s. is it just me or does Brittney Spears have the ugliest legs in Hollywood..?

2546 days ago
25.

Sarah Silverman SUCKS!    

Of course it’s about the money. The dumbest thing she ever did was get involved with this loser. He is an opportunist. Crazy or not, she is the best thing that ever happened to him.

2546 days ago
26.

Clinton    

Allie's deposition, and statements in trial, are going to be torn apart and destroyed in court. If she isn't truthful, and very careful, she will be facing purgery charges, too. Attorneys are trained in logically tearing apart "cover-ups" and those who try to go there, - so are judges. Any foolish attempt on Allie's part will be easily shown for what it is, and will influence the Judge's decision. The "way" it's being done is completely normal in the "legal" sense. So, I could really care less who gets any monies, - I DO care that Spears is removed as "care-giver" for the children.

2546 days ago
27.

spy    

K-Fed really needs to get with a woman who deserves him, such as Amy Sedaris.

2546 days ago
28.

A    

Nawlins makes great points. Shar Jackson is going to sing the praises of K-fed being a good Dad. If he loses, her children won't get child support. He doesn't have any talent or a real job. Trying to extort $$$ from Brittany is not a job. He thought he was going to get more than he got and now he is trying to go after the kids to get more. Hopefully the judge will see through his game.

2546 days ago
29.

Tasha    

I bet this girl wishes she could go back in time and never hooked up with guy!! But if you know what he is about, stop giving him ammunition by partying 24/7. Hell pretend to be June Cleaver until the custody hearing is over. In other words stay your ass at home!!!!

2546 days ago
30.

LRT    

Grow up....you GIRLS make your beds now sleep in them! If you are so afraid to a depo... You must not have anything positive to say, otherwise I would be glad to go and stand up for my friend.

2546 days ago
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