On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Paternity/Child Support on Thursday, May 31, 2018.
Music fans in Missouri who follow the career of pop music star Britney Spears may recall the struggle the performer faced when her 2007 divorce made headline news. Since then, she has been trying to resolve various custody and child support issues that have arisen regarding her two children. The boys’ father, Kevin Federline, is apparently not satisfied with current payment amounts.
Spears is said to be paying $25,000 monthly at this time as financial provisions, post-divorce, for her children. However, Federline may be asking for double that amount. Spears’ father is her legal conservator and has been addressing the problem behind the scenes.
Some say Spears is quite concerned that her ex-husband is going to forbid her to see her children if she does not comply with his request for more child support. However, as many Missouri parents and others who have gone through similar situations can attest, no changes can be made to existing child support orders without the court’s approval. There are several factors that may prompt a judge to modify an existing court order.
It is true that parents may devise their own plan, but they still must seek the court’s approval before a plan is implemented. This goes for any modification, whether a parent wants a decrease or increase in payment amounts. Time will tell whether Spears and Federline can peacefully resolve their current child support problems or if the situation will lead to litigation. Any Missouri parent facing similar problems as these celebrities may protect his or her rights and children’s best interests by reaching out for legal support.
Source: bravotv.com, “Could This Child Support Battle Allow Kevin Federline to Keep Kids From Britney Spears?“, Tamara Palmer, May 24, 2018