Kevin Federline, ex-husband of Britney Spears, is asking for an increase in Spears' monthly Child support payments. Spears and Federline share two children, Sean Preston, 12, and Jayden, 11. Spears currently pays $20,000 a month. However, when Spears offered up a new suggestion, K-Fed refused it, and is willing to take Spears to court to settle the dispute. This comes less than a year after Federline said in an interview that co-parenting is "really easy."

The history

After three months of dating, Kevin Federline and Britney Spears married in 2004.

In 2007, Spears filed for divorce citing "irreconcilable differences." During the divorce, Spears was still riding the wave of her infamous breakdown. In October of 2007, she lost physical custody of her children. In July 2008, Federline gained sole physical and legal custody with visitation rights for Spears. She and Federline settled on a monthly child support payment of $20,000 in addition to any other custody-related expenses.

The money

K-Fed is a former backup dancer, and according to Vanity Fair, works as a DJ making around $1000 per set. Now that Spears has made a significant amount of money from her 2013-2018 Las Vegas residency, TMZ reports that Federline is asking for an increase in payment, citing "unmet needs." However, when Spears' lawyer asked for examples of these so-called unmet needs, no examples were provided.

According to Ceasers Entertainment, her show had a gross of over $137 million, with Spears reportedly earning a check of $15 million per year. Spears announced that she is renewing her residency in 2019. K-Fed has long been accused of being a gold digger all the way back to when he and Spears first started dating. However, according to ET, Kevin's wish for an increase in payment truly stems from the desire to provide everything he can for his children.

The dispute

According to Fox News, the dispute has taken a toll on Britney, who just wants the battle to end. Federline reportedly sent celebrity divorce attorney Mark Vincent Kaplan to try to negotiate a deal with Spears' lawyers. However, when Spears' team offered up a suggestion, Federline outright rejected the proposal, and is instead asking for a "once yearly income and expense declaration from Britney including most recent tax returns filed," and to base child support payments off of those numbers, according to Fox News.

Neither Spears' nor Federline's teams have responded to requests for comment.