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Britney Settlement Papers: Blow By Blow

7/25/2008 7:38 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The Britney Spears trial is over. The case has officially settled.
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Under the terms of the settlement filed today in L.A. County Superior Court, before July 30, Brit must pay K-Fed's lawyer, Mark Kaplan, $250,000 for fees.

As for child support, K-Fed has scored. As we first reported, he's getting 5k a month more -- it's gone from $15,000 to $20,000 a month.

The agreement does not mention visitation, but we know Brit has three days and one night a week with the kiddies and that will increase as time goes on. We're told by fall, she'll have a second overnight a week.

Brit never asked for custody, because she's still under a conservatorship. So K-Fed has sole custody and she has visitation rights. We're told Brit is ecstatic.

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61.

Ami    

I wonder if he knows he has to be able to prove that every penny of that money has to be spent on Brit kids. I noticed in several pics that the nanny was assisting one of his Shar kid. That's a no-no. Wonder how long it's going to take for Brit's lawyer to ask for an accounting? Hmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!

2278 days ago
62.

Stop Blaming the Paps For Everything Brit Does    

60. I wonder if he knows he has to be able to prove that every penny of that money has to be spent on Brit kids. I noticed in several pics that the nanny was assisting one of his Shar kid. That's a no-no. Wonder how long it's going to take for Brit's lawyer to ask for an accounting? Hmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!

Posted at 10:41PM on Jul 26th 2008 by Ami

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Actually, this is a misstatement of the law. No accounting is required. The money does not have to be spent only on things which go directly to the child. Part of the money will help pay for rent or house payments, groceries, utilities, and transportation. And if other people indirectly benefit from it, that is no problem. For instance, if other people share the vehicle used to transport the child, of live in the house that is air conditioned or heated with child support money, they will receive an indirect benefit but the court. And if the nanny happens to have another kid in tow, say, a half-sibling or a playmate, that does not require an accounting either.

If Brit thinks the support payments are not being used directly or indirectly for Sean and Jayden, she may petition the court and ask that the amount of support be re-visited. However, since Brit is paying far less than other parents who have the level of income that she does, she always runs the risk that the court will increase the monthly amount. I doubt Laura Wasser would advise Brit to take that risk.

2278 days ago
63.

Chispa    

Poor Brittney. No wonder there are reports that she feels used by everyone. She's right in feeling like money bags. K-fed takes her to the cleaners and all his other baby mama say is, "he my boy" cause with his increase in money, her kids get more. Her parents also mooch off of her. Of course she has to work. The IRS, attorneys, record label, manager, dr, dad, mom, k-fed, other baby mama, etc. She probably ends up with a penny out of every dollar if she's lucky. Thats one dollar for every hundred. Sad. God Bless Brittney. She IS human people.

2277 days ago
64.

noyankhere    

THIS IS NOT ABOUT MONEY ,IF IT WAS.. YOU DONT DO ALL THAT FOR A MERE FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS A MONTH MORE THAN YOU ARE GETTING NOW.. SO ONLY A FOOL WOULD EVEN THINK THAT. BRITNEY SPEARS IS SICK FORTUNATELY SHE IS GETTING THE HELP SHE NEEDS TO MANAGE HER CONDITION.. IF HER FATHER HAD NOT INTERVENED SHE WOULD BE DEAD BY NOW.. SO FOR THE KIDS A PART TIME MOTHER IS BETTER THAN NO MOTHER AT ALL. GOOD ON YOU DAD FOR STEPPING UP TO THE PLATE JUST LIKE I KNEW YOU WOULD..I WISH BRIT BRIT ALL THE BEST IN HER LIFE AND MAY SHE CONTINUE TO FLORISH .. FOR THOSE WHO CURSE HER FOR NOT GOING FOR CUSTODY, SHE IS UNDER CONSERVARTORSHIP AND SHE ISNT CAPABLE OF BEING A FULL TIME MOM RIGHT NOW.... LEAVE HER ALONE.!! BRIT YOU DID GOOD, KEV, YOU DID GOOD, EVERYONE IS HAPPY AT THE OUTCOME..NOW..CAN WE GET BACK TO THE ENTERTAINMENT AGAIN?. THANKYOU... AND GOOD NIGHT..!!

2277 days ago
65.

What goes around will come around, Harvey    

25. In CA child support is determined by something called Dissomaster, it's a software program that courts use to input both parties income, other children they are supporting and expenses, then it arrives at a totally unbiased figure that it was created to calculate

Britney Spears was 125 Million and had a monthly income of 737K as recently as March 2008 (I know she has gone thru a lot of money with her shopping sprees, partying, drug use,etc, but I doubt she could have reduced her total worth by more that 2-3 million between 3/08 and the time her father took conservatorship if even close to that figure)
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The 20K a month in child support is less than 3% of her monthly income! She is paying less than 3% of her income to fully support her own CHILDREN. You really believe this is some travesty??? The only way I see it as being a travesty is that she is contributing so LITTLE to her own childrens lifestyle when she makes so MUCH

Federline DID look bad when they were married and first divorcing, but he has totally stepped up to the plate and has settled for way less than he could have. The only way this settlement is all about money is that BRITNEY settled because she got off so cheap

Posted at 9:32PM on Jul 25th 2008 by Pepper
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Your intelligent message is full of facts, logic, reason, and clear thinking. HOW DARE YOU POST THAT HERE! This is a site for prejudice, hate, innuendo, unsubstantiated rumor, backstabbing, anonymous character assassination, gossip, lies, and stupidity.

2277 days ago
66.

westley allan todd    


the above must be referencing or have stumbled upon a

political site regarding the upcoming presidential election.......

nothing but love and adoration shared here on TMZ !!!!

2277 days ago
67.

Harald Wenk (Dr. rer. Nat.)    

If she get the presence of her kids half the time, this could solve any practical and emotional problems concerning them.

Going back to a earlier comment by a (probably misleading name) B. Spears, in which she gave herself a
out of psychology book diagnosis including vulnerablity and self hatred,
some prudence in adapting clinical psychology "slang" maybe approbiate because of medico-juridical consequences.

As hate is good defined as pain associiated with an idea of a person,
both strategies: Reducing the pain and disconnecting the association with the person have brought very good results.

If one got no chance to make things, like getting full custody in this case, as (s)he urgent wishes to do, bad consciousness normally vanishes.


2277 days ago
68.

Knock It Off    

IT LOOKS LIKE K FED KNOCKED IT OUT 20.000 GS A MONTH LET'S SEE IF HE MAKES A GOOD FATHER ?

2277 days ago
69.

J    

As Kevin and Brit mature hopefully they will get back together and become a real family.

2277 days ago
70.

nancy    

It is so nice to see Britney getting better, and getting more time with her kids. It is so good for the boys, too! I am also glad that Brit and Kevin avoided a court battle, and I hope they continue to avoid them in the future. It's bad for them AND for the boys. Perhaps the boys most of all.

I hope Kevin gets his act together. As time goes on, HE might be the one who the court will be concerned about. This will also be bad for the boys, knowing their dad doesn't work and lives off their mom. Kevin must feel pressured. Hope he keeps away from the booze and partying. HE could probably use a little therapy, to help him find his way. I'm serious. He has to find his own way in life now. Is he such a louse that he'll be happy just living off of Brit? That would be bad for him, and sad for his kids.

Britney is a strong woman, a fighter who is step by step rebuilding her life. Good for her, good for her little boys. I think she and Kevin both are trying to find their ways in life, just like the rest of us.

2277 days ago
71.

barry Gordy is genius    

I remember when Britney Spears was trying to hang out with that rapper Planet Asia before all of this happened. Planet Asia and K-Fed are from the same city. What a coincidence.

2277 days ago
72.

Sick of the Brittophiles    

AS I READ THE COMMENTS POSTED HERE, 2 THOUGHTS OCCUR TO ME: 1) THAT NO MATTER WHAT BRITTNEY DOES, HER "LOYAL" FANS (OBSESSED WOULD BE A BETTER WORD) ARE FALLING OVER THEMSELVES TO MAKE EXCUSES FOR HER, AND VILLIFY K-FED. GRANTED, HE IS NOT EVERY PARENTS DREAM SON-IN-LAW, BUT HE HAS DONE HIS BEST TO SHIELD HIS KIDS. 2) BRITTOPHILES (MY NAME FOR ALL OF U OBSESSED FREAKS WITH NO LIVES OF YOUR OWN) SERIOUSLY NEED TO GET A FRIGGIN LIFE. MAYBE IF YOU HAD ONE, YOU WOULD SPEND LESS TIME ON BLOGS DISSECTING EVERY BURP AND FART IN THE LIVES OF BRITT AND K-FED.

SO HE GOT $20,000 A MONTH IN C/S. IF HE WAS A WOMAN NO ONE WOULD BAT AN EYE. I AM A WOMAN AND ALL I CAN SAY IS THAT I WISH MY EX WOULD PAY CHILD SUPPORT AT ALL. GOOD FOR kEVIN. SHE SHOULD SUPPORT HER KIDS IN THE SAME LIFESTYLE THEY WOULD HAVE IF THEY LIVED WITH HER.

AND PLEASE, WHY DONT YOU PEOPLE STOP PRETENDING YOU KNOW WHAT GOES ON IN THESE PEOPLES LIVES? YOU THINK YOU KNOW EVERYTHING ABOUT THEM BECAUSE OF WHAT YOU READ IN THE TABLOIDS. YOU'RE ALL SO PATHETIC.NO ONE KNOWS WHAT REALLY GOES ON, SO STOP ACTING LIKE YOU JUST GOT BACK FROM DOING LUNCH WITH BRITTNEY AND SHE TOLD YOU HER WHOLE SAD STORY.

2276 days ago
73.

Rick    

only 20,000 per month. He has two kids from this lady. That turns out to only be 10,000 a month per child. Good job Brit. How does it feel to know that you spend 10 times as much partying every month than you do on your kids.

2276 days ago
74.

Linda    

First of all it took two to make those children... why is it only one supports them? Where is K-Jerks paying anything for those kids and where is he proving the money she sends is going entirely to her kids and not ending up on his other two? That Judge and her lawyer have to be on crack!!! Making her pay for his lawyer? Why isnt he paying for his own lawyer? If it was the other way around you can bet your wallet it wouldnt be paying for her lawyer! Someone needs to check on the mentality of the Judge! Terribe that his guy parties his way around the US, has two nannies for those kids who are both paid for by Britney and yet she has to pay for his lawyer! OUTRAGEOUS!!!!!!!

2276 days ago
75.

Pepper    

hehe thank you for the backhanded praise, casting pearls :)

I do realize it is like talking to people from another planet, I need to take a deep breath and walk away!

One thing I want to ask people, and I know this is probably just asking for more senseless answers but I am going to try,,,,,,,,

Those of you who get child support, do you get 3% of the other parents monthly income?

If so, and your ex is unfortunate enough to only make minimum wage, you would be getting $39.00 per month in child support for 2 kids

If your ex worked at the typical office job for someone who has no college degree, say making $14.00 per hour, you would be getting $73.00 per month in child support for 2 kids


If your ex worked in a management position for someone who has a 4 year college degree, say making 50K per year. you would be getting $125.00 per month in child support for 2 kids

Say your ex is an attorney making $250,000 per year, you would, you would get a whopping $625.00 per month to support those 2 kids

Kevin Federline is getting 3% of Britney's monthly income to provide all support for their 2 kids, and everyone is outraged and saying he " took her to the cleaners" which is totally absurd, hopefully these other figures put it in a little clearer perspective (i wont hold my breath)


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