updated 03/10/2008 AT 12:00 PM ET
•originally published 03/10/2008 AT 12:45 PM ET
Still sporting a Mohawk, and wearing a dark gray suit, Federline arrived looking trim. Seated in the front row of the courtroom, he chatted with Jamie Spears, who was in the second row, as they waited for the judge to take the bench.
According to a source, Britney’s new custody attorney, Stacy Phillips, plans to dispute a $500,000 tab from Federline’s attorney Mark Vincent Kaplan – which Spears was ordered by the court to pay – as well as a $600,000 bill from the law firm of Trope & Trope, who previously represented her in the custody case.
In the afternoon, attorneys representing Jamie Spears, who is serving as temporary co-conservator