Monday, August 13, 2007
Everything always comes down to money and Kevin and his attorney are no exception. If the reports are true that K-Fed wants to have the kids 70% of the time then he will also get a bump in child support money. Of course what that really means is that Kevin will get a bigger check each month and whether or not he chooses to spend it on the kids is really up to him.
If Kevin is so concerned about the welfare of the kids why does he want Britney to still have the kids 30% of the time and unsupervised at that? It doesn't make any sense. If you as a parent thought your kids were in danger when they were with the other parent wouldn't you try and make sure they were safe when the other parent was with them?
This is about Kevin getting to go to mediation and trying to get some more money out of Britney, not to mention his attorney. There are reports that Kevin wants Britney to pay for Kevin's attorney fees. It is a common request but usually denied unless the requesting parent has no money. Last I checked, Kevin has some money now.
Reports also state that the legal bills for this latest episode are in six figures. IF that's true it is the biggest highway robbery since. Well since ever. According to reports, Kevin submitted a declaration which is just him saying what he's observed and why he thinks he should get the kids. Both of his attorneys and two nanny's also submitted declarations. That is about 10-15 hours worth of work. Kevin's attorney also submitted magazine articles to the court which are not admissible to prove bad parenting. You would need the person who actually observed the misbehavior to testify or submit a declaration. In addition, Kevin's attorney submitted the paperwork to get the hearing. In reality that is about an hour of work, but in the lawyer world it is about 5. So that gives us 20 hours. Let's throw in another 10 hours of junk to bring us to 30 hours. To get to six figures in attorney fees that means Kevin's attorney charges in excess of $3000 an hour.