LOS ANGELES — Britney Spears' ex-husband Kevin Federline, his attorney and Spears' father were in court Monday for the first of two hearings regarding the pop star's finances and future.
Spears' father was expected to join Spears' lawyer in complaining to a Los Angeles family law judge that Federline's lawyer has overcharged the pop star, People magazine reported.
Sources told People that Britney's new custody attorney, Stacy Phillips, will dispute a $500,000 tab from Federline's attorney Mark Vincent Kaplan, as well as a $600,000 bill from Britney's previous custody attorney, Sorrell Trope.
Photos were circulating Monday of Federline and Jamie Spears playing golf in Tarzana, Calif., over the weekend.
In the afternoon, attorneys representing Jamie Spears, who is currently serving as temporary co-conservator for his daughter, were set to appear before a probate court commissioner to discuss a timetable for updates on her psychiatric condition, People reported.
Last week, the commissioner extended the temporary co-conservatorship until July 31, but sources told People that Spears could regain control of her finances sooner should she continue to respond well to treatment.
The family law custody case was set to begin at 11:30 a.m. ET at Los Angeles Superior Court. The conservatorship matter was set to be heard at 4:30 p.m. ET.
James Spears was named co-conservator of the pop star's estate after she was hospitalized twice in January.
In the year leading up to the hospitalizations, Spears had been caught on camera by paparazzi engaging in increasingly bizarre behavior. She shaved her head, beat a vehicle with an umbrella, wore skirts sans underwear and left her car on a busy thoroughfare after getting a flat tire.
The strange outbursts and hospitalizations contributed to the 26-year-old losing custody of her young sons, Jayden James, 1, and Sean Preston, 2. Federline continues to have full custody.