Illinois residents may have read reports that indicate Britney Spears has come a long way since the days when she shaved her head and attacked someone with an umbrella. Even so, her ex-husband, Kevin Federline, retains custody of their children. Up until now, Spears has paid Federline approximately $20,000 a month in child support, but now, her ex wants more.
Federline says that he can no longer support the children with that amount and wants it increased to $60,000 per month. He blames his waning career for needing a modification to the current support order. As part of his request, Spears was recently subpoenaed to testify about her financial situation.
Recently, Spears has been spending more time with her children and wants to spend even more time with them. Some sources say that the possibility of losing some of the current child support due to Spears spending more time with the children is what prompted Federline to ask for more money. Until his requests, the pair used to spend more time together with the children, but that once cordial relationship is now strained because of Federline’s desire for more money. He claims there is too much of a disparity between the life the children have with Spears and the life they have with him.
Even though most Illinois parents do not receive the same amount of child support as Federline, they may be able to understand that changes in circumstances may require a modification to a current order. When child support is first ordered, it is done so based on the information available at the time, which is why the law allows for modifications under certain circumstances. In order to determine whether those circumstances substantiate a change, the court will review all applicable evidence from both parents.