It ain’t over until the judicial lady brings down her ruling, but the 13-year old conservatorship of Britney Spears could be coming to an end — if the father of the former Princess of Pop gets his way.
“Ms. Spears has told this Court that she wants control of her life back without the safety rails of a conservatorship,” said Jamie Spears’ primary attorney Vivian Thoreen today in a petition filed in Los Angeles Superior Court. “As Mr. Spears has said again and again, all he wants is what is best for his daughter, the Holland & Knight LLP lawyer aded.
“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.”
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Now, this does not mean that the complex and oppressive arrangement that has been in place over the now 39-year ‘Toxic’ singer since 2008 is going to disappear in a puff of rare dysfunctional family synergy. Unless Judge Brenda Penny expedites matters, the latest move by the elder Spears will be addressed at a hearing set for September 29 in DTLA.
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Still, after a summer of the younger Spears speaking out against the abuse she feels the conservatorship and specifically her father have exacted on her, the hasty retreat co-conservator Jamie Spears has taken in recent weeks is a pretty clear validation for the performer right now — as her father’s lawyer cops to in to Tuesday’s filing.
“She wants to be able to make decisions regarding her own medical care, deciding when, where and how often to get therapy,” Thoreen writes in fairly straightforward repetition of what Britney Spears said in two court calls and several filings by her new-ish self chosen attorney Matthew Rosengart.
“She wants to control the money she has made from her career and spend it without supervision or oversight,” Thoreen continues, noting the specific area of his daughter’s life that Jamies Spears controls. “She wants to be able to get married and have a baby, if she so chooses, the lawyer adds of the aspects of Britney’s life under the eye of co-conservator Jodie Montgomery. “In short, she wants to live her life as she chooses without the constraints of a conservator or court proceeding.”