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Britney Spears’ Half-Million-Dollar Court Battle

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    Britney Spears owes over half a million dollars to her lawyers after concluding her lengthy custody battle with ex-husband Kevin Federline, according to court documents acquired by Access Hollywood.

    The documents, filed at Los Angeles Superior Court, allege that Britney owes more than $466,000 to two law firms that represented her, as well as an addition $250,000 that she’s agreed to pay Kevin’s attorneys.

    A large portion of the bill is attributed much of Britney’s bill comes from attorney Stacy D. Phillips, who states in court filings that the pop star alleges owes her almost $407,000 for four months of work, not including an additional $125,000 “written off” by Phillips.

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    Phillips states that the case was made more difficult by the conditions of Britney’s conservatorship — her father, Jamie, has been placed in charge over her personal life and finances until Dec. 31, 2008.

    Law firm Luce Forward Hamilton & Scripps claims Britney owes $220,600 for services rendered.

    Additionally, the pop star owes $60,075 to attorney Laura Wasser, who negotiated the custody agreement after taking over the case in June.

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    In addition to the fee allegations, Britney is required to pay Kevin $20,000 a month in child support, as a part of a July settlement handled by Wasser.

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