According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Federline believes he deserves an increase due to a significant decrease in his income over the years … and an astronomical increase in Britney’s. He currently receives $20k a month in support.
In the docs, Federline says Britney Spears is “one of the most recognized musical performers of our time,” having sold 80 million records and Forbes estimates her annual income at $34,000,000 per year.
On the other hand, Federline is a disc jockey and music producer earning less than 1% of her estimated income. In his declaration, Federline says:
I work as a DJ. My income this year is approximately $3,000 per month, which I earn by traveling to various entertainment venues around the country and providing musical entertainment. My income has changed significantly since the child support was last modified in approximately 2008 because I no longer earn a six-figure income like I did in 2008. I am no longer able to perform as a dancer due to my age, and I have not been as successful in putting out new music as I was in 2008. I am simply less of a “name” and less in demand than I was in 2008, which has negatively affected my income.
Federline claims he does not know Spears’ true income because she has refused to disclose anything about her finances to him. He says his lawyer, Mark Vincent Kaplan, recently served her with a request for income and expenses. But he claims when she returned it, she failed to answer a single question about her money, refused to turn over her tax returns, or give any information about her gross income or salary.
Federline says they reached the $20k a month support deal back in 2007 and along with the changes in his and her income, there has been a substantial change in their kid’s needs.
In the documents, Federline claims in 2006 and 2007, Britney Spears was battling issues that resulted in the implementation of a court-ordered conservatorship, which remains in place to this day. He says at the time, she was not working and was earning less than the reported $34 million per year she is now.
Kevin Federline says there is “an extreme disparity between the lifestyle enjoyed by the parties’ minor children in [Spears’] home and in [Federline’s] home.”
To illustrate his point, he writes:
Petitioner is a single woman who lives alone in a 13,264 square foot Neoclassical Italianite villa on 21 acres of land in a gated community with an elevator, a library, a media/game room, 3,500 bottle wine cellar, an additional 1,200 square foot pool house, an orchard, resort-sized pool and spa, lighted tennis court and three-green golf course. In contrast, Respondent lives with his wife, his two minor children from his current marriage, the two minor children he shares with Petitioner and two minor children from a previous relationship in a 2,000 square foot home. Petitioner has private chefs, tutors, caretakers, security and countless household staff available to the parties’ minor children. The children have numerous “toys” including ATV’s, every video game system imaginable, i-Pads, laptops, and the best and abundance of clothing, technology and consumer goods. The children vacation multiple times a year with Petitioner, including the finest 5-star resorts in such luxury destinations as, by way of example, the Hawaiian Islands. Respondent cannot afford to take the minor children on vacation or purchase the consumer goods unendingly provided to the minor children by Petitioner while in her custodial care. The parties’ minor children are not able to accommodate having their 15 friends over to Respondent’s house for a sleepover due to a lack of space. There exists an extreme disparity between the lifestyle enjoyed by the parties’ minor children in Petitioner’s home and in Respondent’s home.
Kevin Federline concludes by saying he requires “an upward modification of child support” so that he can “secure housing and services they require to be able to meet the needs of the parties’ minor children while they are in [Federline’s] custody.”