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25th Mar 2021

Britney Spears asks court to make temporary conservator permanent

The singer also reserved the right to request an end to her conservatorship eventually.

Britney Spears’ lawyer has asked the judge in her case to permanently remove Jamie Spears as her conservator.

Until 2019, Britney’s father was in control of the star’s personal and financial affairs, after she was placed in a court-ordered conservatorship in 2008.

Jamie Spears stepped down from his role two years ago due to health reasons. Since then, Jodi Montgomery, a care professional, handles Britney’s affairs.

At a recent hearing, Britney’s lawyer, Samuel D Ingham III, asked the judge to make Montgomery’s appointment permanent. He told the court that he would file a petition to secure this change.

Additionally, Britney requested that her father be removed from his role in the conservatorship permanently. The star also reserved her right to request an end to the conservatorship in the future.

The next hearing in Britney’s case is due to take place in a month.

Recently, Jamie’s lawyer suggested that Britney could end the conservatorship “at any time”. 

Vivian L. Thoreen claimed that Jamie “saved Britney’s life”. She told People Magazine that Britney has control over her conservatorship, and that it is her choice to end it.

Thoreen said: “Britney’s Conservatorship of the Estate was comanaged by a private professional fiduciary and her father until early 2019. At that time, Britney requested in court papers that her father be the sole conservator of her estate.

“Her Conservatorship of the Person is not managed by her father but by a private professional fiduciary, and is similarly subject to the scrutiny of interviews, audits, and detailed reports to the judge by the court investigator.”

She added: “Any time Britney wants to end her conservatorship, she can ask her lawyer to file a petition to terminate it; she has always had this right but in 13 years has never exercised it.”

The case over Britney’s conservatorship is ongoing.