In a surprising turn of events, Jamie Spears has asked the court to end his daughter Britney Spears’ lengthy conservatorship.
Jamie Spears filed a petition to end Britney’s 13-year long conservatorship today. His filing states, "Recent events related to this conservatorship have called into question whether circumstances have changed to such an extent that grounds for establishment of a conservatorship may no longer exist.”
"Ms. Spears has told this Court that she wants control of her life back without the safety rails of a conservatorship. She wants to be able to make decisions regarding her own medical care, deciding when, where and how often to get therapy. She wants to control the money she has made from her career and spend it without supervision or oversight. She wants to be able to get married and have a baby, if she so chooses. In short, she wants to live her life as she chooses without the constraints of a conservator or court proceeding," the petition said.
"As Mr. Spears has said again and again, all he wants is what is best for his daughter. If Ms. Spears wants to terminate the conservatorship and believes that she can handle her own life, Mr. Spears believes that she should get that chance," the filing states.
Mathew Rosengart, Britney Spears’ attorney, commented, “This filing represents another legal victory for Britney Spears – a massive one – as well as vindication for Ms. Spears...It appears that Mr. Spears believes he can try to avoid accountability and justice, including sitting for a sworn deposition and answering other discovery under oath."
Jamie Spears has acted as his daughter’s conservator – overseeing her estate and person – since 2009. He was replaced as the conservator of her person by Jodi Montgomery in 2019. Two separate court hearings took place this past summer, during which Britney pleaded for the total end of the conservatorship and described her lack of trust in her father. A previously scheduled hearing in the case is set for Sept. 29.