Britney Spears’ Father Asks Court To End Her Conservatorship

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Jamie Spears filed a petition Tuesday to end his daughter Britney Spears’ conservatorship after 13 years, according to multiple news sites, one month after he agreed to step down as her court-appointed conservator.

Key Facts

In the filing in Los Angeles Superior Court, Jamie Spears said the pop star’s circumstances have changed to the extent that “grounds for establishment of a conservatorship may no longer exist,” according to NBC News

In the petition, Spears also said that his daughter wants “control of her life back without the safety rails of a conservatorship,” and that she wants to make her own decisions regarding medical care, therapy and whether or not to have a family, according to CNN.

The petition also argued that a psychological evaluation wouldn’t be required to allow Spears to terminate the conservatorship, NBC reports.

Judge Brenda Penny, who is overseeing Spears’ case, will decide whether to end the conservatorship.

Forbes has reached out to Britney Spears and Jamie Spears’ representation for comment.

Key Background

The court filing comes a few weeks ahead of Spears’ next conservatorship hearing, which was scheduled for Sept. 29. Last month Spears’ father agreed to step down as conservator, but he did not give any indication that he would seek to end Spears’ conservatorship. Spears petitioned in July to have California certified public accountant Jason Rubin replace her father as conservator. Britney Spears has been under a conservatorship since 2008, following a series of public mental health concerns. She began to speak out publicly against the arrangement earlier this year, calling it “abusive.”

Further Reading

Jamie Spears Agrees To Step Down As Britney Spears’ Conservator (Forbes)

Britney Spears Gets Her Day In Court—And A Chance To Reclaim Her $60 Million Fortune (Forbes)

Britney Spears’ Lawyer Seeks To Speed Up Removal Of Jamie Spears As Conservator (Forbes)

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