Spears to pay lawyers at least $372,500

<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image kabc"><span>KABC</span></div><span class="caption-text">Britney Spears arrives at an online gaming tournament hosted by Guy Oseary. (Chris Weeks)</span></div>
April 18, 2008 7:16:43 AM PDT
A court commissioner on Thursday authorized various lawyers representing Britney Spears and her family to be paid more than $372,500 out of Spears' funds. Commissioner Reva Goetz ordered the attorneys paid from Spears' assets, which are under the control of her father, James Spears, and attorney Andrew Wallet. They have had control of the pop star's finances and estate since she was hospitalized twice in January.

Goetz scheduled the next conservatorship hearing for May 29.