Spears' attorney argues over Federline legal fees

March 10, 2008 11:56:02 AM PDT
Britney Spears' attorney says the pop star has already spent $1 million on legal fees in her child-custody case and objects to paying a half-million dollars to Kevin Federline's lawyers.

Attorney Stacy Phillips told a Los Angeles court commissioner Monday that Federline's lawyers are only entitled to about $150,000 to $175,000.

She also says Spears' ex-husband can pay his lawyers on his own.

Federline attorney Mark Vincent Kaplan says the case is unusually complicated and all the billing is legitimate.

Commissioner Scott Gordon had not yet ruled on the matter Monday as the hearing continued behind closed doors.