Britney Spears Custody Battle With Kevin Federline Carries A Hefty Price Tag

Bills totaling $466,000 have been submitted, but new lawyers plan to contest them.

Britney Spears and Kevin Federline's custody battle, which finally concluded in July, was long and complicated. Not surprisingly, it was also a very expensive one.

According toThe Associated Press, court documents in Spears' child-custody case show that the pop singer will pay a hefty price tag for fighting it out with ex-husband Federline over their two young sons, Sean Preston and Jayden James.

The documents include legal bills from two law firms that total more than $466,000. In addition, Spears agreed to pay $250,000 of K.Fed's legal fees.

One attorney, Stacy D. Phillips, claims that Britney owes her $407,000 for nearly four months of work she did for the singer during her custody case. Phillips also says that she's written off $125,000 in fees.

Phillips maintains that her case was complicated by Spears' temporary conservatorship under her father, Jamie, which was instated after Britney displayed erratic and dangerous behavior earlier this year. She is under his conservatorship at least until the end of this year, when the case will be reexamined.

Another attorney, Laura Wasser, who took over the case back in June, claims that she is owed $60,000 for two months of work. Although Federline retains full custody of their sons, Wasser was the attorney who successfully negotiated an agreement that allowed Britney to see her kids more often.

Attorneys for Britney and Jamie Spears indicated last week that they plan to contest Phillips' bill.