Britney Spears' Custody Battle Cost Nearly Three Quarters Of A Million Dollars
Posted on Tue Aug 19, 2008 09:17 AM PDT

Britney Spears BSpearsStudio081708_02.jpg LOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Britney Spears owes more than $466,000 in legal fees to the two law firms who represented her in the custody battle with her ex-husband Kevin Federline, according to the Associated Press. Additionally, Spears previously agreed to pay $250,000 to Federline's lawyers, bringing her total legal bill to around $716,000.

Attorney Stacy D. Phillips is seeking $407,000 for four months' worth of work on Spears' case, with an additional $125,000 being written off, while Laura Wasser, who took over the case in June, is seeking $60,000 for two months' work. Although Spears ultimately relinquished custody of her sons Sean Preston and Jayden James, Wasser is credited with negotiating an agreement between Spears and Federline which allows the pop singer to spend more time with her two sons.

Any payments must be approved by a Los Angeles court commissioner, and attorneys representing Spears' and her father's interests stated last week in court that they intend to contest Phillips' bill.

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