The pop star, 36, now refuses to turn over tax returns to her ex-husband’s attorney, RadarOnline.com can exclusively report.
The mom of two’s father and co-conservator, Jamie Spears, “won’t allow it without a court order,” a source close to the singer told RadarOnline.com. “Jamie has a duty to protect his daughter’s finances.”
The doting dad is “extremely suspicious of Kevin’s motives” in his request for a nearly $20,000 increase in child support per month, the source insisted.
“Kevin was unable to clearly specify what financial needs he couldn't meet under the current $20,000 child support monthly payment,” the source continued.
“Kevin has four other children, and Britney shouldn't have to pay for those children, which Jamie feels this request is really about.”
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While her dad fights the battle, Spears is now feeling a “tremendous amount of stress” — especially over her fears that Federline will shut down her access to the kids, as he still technically has full custody.
The boys are also suffering, the source added: “The entire situation is incredibly sad because Jayden and Preston are fully aware of what is going on.”
After failed talks, Federline is now considering bringing the matter to court, a source told Us Weekly.
Federline and Spears split in 2006 after just two years of marriage. They co-parent sons Sean, 12, and Jayden, 11, and their relationship was peaceful for years after her infamous public breakdown — until now.
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