Britney Spears, who is worth an estimated $100 million, has been approved for a $1,500-a-week allowance, a judge rules on Monday afternoon.
Los Angeles Superior Court Commissioner Reva Goetz approved the hiring of two specialist attorneys to help the singer and her lawyers sort out her affairs.
One, Jorge Hernandez, will get a $25,000 retainer to be an around-the-clock consultant on all questions pertaining to the co-conservatorship.
The other, lawyer Tom Hansen, will receive $15,000 a month for his services as an entertainment lawyer consulting on Spears’ entertainment contracts.
At a separate hearing, lawyers for Spears said that her ex-husband, Kevin Federline, should pay his own damn legal bills. In a manner of speaking, of course.
The court had previously ruled that Spears, 27, has to pay Federline’s counsel, Mark Vincent Kaplan, “reasonable” attorney’s fees.
He has billed over half a million so far.
Britney’s attorney, Stacy Phillips, told a Los Angeles court commissioner that Kapla is only entitled to $150,000-175,000.
Phillips said that K-Fed should foot the bill, mentioning how the rapper once tipped $2,000 on a $365 bill while out dining.
Mark Vincent Kaplan, meanwhile, argued that he is worth every cent of the price due to the complicated nature of the custody case.
“Our fees for the experience and expertise for the practice level are far under market for the package you get when you hire me,” he said.
“This is not a simple custody case.”
Both Federline and Spears’ father (and co-conservator) Jamie Spears — who hit the golf course together over the weekend — were present for the hearing.
“Mr. Federline answered two or three questions very cryptically and Jamie Spears was a little more elaborate,” court spokesperson Allan Parachini said. “The judge has taken the fees arguments under consideration.”