Her sister remembered her as "a consummate, illustrious actress, mentor and director".
He has been ordered to serve 128 days in jail.
The US star remains in a coma in critical condition due to the incident.
"Whether he realises it or not, Mr Federline has not only violated the privacy and dignity of the mother of his children, he has undermined his own children."
The 23-year-old's TV cooking segments have proved particularly divisive in recent months.
Following Nicola's wedding to husband Brooklyn earlier this year, speculation has been rife that she and her mother-in-law aren't seeing eye-to-eye.
"It’s really hard to be hated on when you don’t know who you are yet."
"It has been my honour and continues to be my honour to be your baby and best friend."