In Britney Spears, Kevin Federline Legal Battle, Daddy Knows Best 1

Britney Spears with sister Jamie Lynn and her kids. Ex-Kevin Federline wants a raise in spousal support (Photo: Instagram)

Britney Spears’ daddy is no push over. He’s demanding to see Kevin Federline’s tax returns before he’ll sign off on any increase in the $240,000 a year he receives in spousal support to care for sons Sean Preston, 12, and Jayden, 11.

Federline went to court recently seeking a child support increase, which may have more to do with Spears’ income than the kids’ needs.

Britney has been working hard ever since her meltdown ten years ago. She earned an estimated $37 million last year, according to Forbes. Most of the money is from her Las Vegas residency.

Her “Piece of Me” Vegas show ended last year, but the pop sensation should still “make plenty of dough from her ninth concert tour this summer,” according to the magazine.

Daddy Jamie Spears, who controls his daughter’s finances as co-conservator of her estate, is resisting Federaline’s demands. First, he wants to see his tax returns to see how much Kevin is earning on his own.

The move appears to be a retaliation for a similar demand from Federaline. His lawyers have asked to see Britney’s 2017 tax return, according to TMZ.

At issue in the matter are Federline’s children Kori, 15, and Kaleb, 13, with ex-fiancee Shar Jackson, and children, Jordan, 6, and Peyton, 3, with wife Victoria Prince.

Jamie suspects Federline is using his current payments on his other kids. Britney’s not responsible for them, he argues.

For his part, Federline said through his lawyer he needs the money because the kids are now getting older. He argues that he should have the means to take care of them in the same style as Britney.

So far, Federline hasn’t put any figures on the table or shown how Brit’s kids’ are going without.

Marrying Spears was probably the 39-year-old ex-dancer’s best career move. He got a $1.3 million payout when they divorced in 2007 and spousal support as well as child support.

Now daddy believes a rising tide doesn’t necessarily float all boats.