Britney Spears has agreed terms over her child custody settlement with former husband Kevin Federline.

Ms Spears, who lost custody of her children Sean Preston, two, and Jayden James, one, last year and was denied visiting rights in January, will have to pay Mr Federline $20,000 (£10,000) a month - an increase from the regular $15,000 (£7,500) that was already in place.

The singer will also make a one-off payment of $250,000 (£125,000) to his legal team over the case, as order by a Los Angeles court commissioner.

Mr Federline, who married Ms Spears four years ago, retains custody of the children but must allow his former wife three visits a week with at least two overnight visits.

The ruling follows last week's judgement that Ms Spears should be allowed increased visits to her children after they were taken from her due to concerns over her mental wellbeing.

26/07/2008 09:54:09