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Saturday, September 01, 2007

K-Fed Forced to Pay Lawyers Fees

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Kevin Federline wants Britney Spears to pay the legal fees in their custody battle.

The aspiring rapper - locked in a bitter fight for sons Sean Preston, 23-months and Jayden James, 11-months - has launched allegations of child abuse against his ex-wife and wants her to foot the bill for all legal costs involved in his action.

Court documents released yesterday (30.08.07) reveal Federline's lawyer Mark Vincent Kaplan believes Spears should pay $50,000 for Federline's litigation expenses as she is "clearly the monied party".

Kaplan said in a court declaration on August 26 that while Spears earns an average of $737,868 a month, Federline has "no net income" after various expenses, and his monthly spousal support of $20,000 ends in November.

The court documents revealed that in his bid to win primary physical custody of their sons Federline's legal team have subpoenaed several of Spears' former and current employees to give evidence against her.

Among those already served with subpoena's are the singer's "designated sober companion" Dr. Betty Wyman, former nanny Christine Hallet, former assistant Shannon Funk, bodyguard Daimon Shippen and cousin Alli Sims.

Spears' former manager, Larry Rudolph - who has been avoiding Federline's lawyers in an attempt to stay out of the legal battle - was finally served with a subpoena during a visit to a Los Angeles tanning salon yesterday.

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