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Britney Spears' Father Files To Terminate 13-Year Conservatorship

“It appears that Mr. Spears believes he can try to avoid accountability and justice.”

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Britney Spears' Father Files To Terminate 13-Year Conservatorship

“It appears that Mr. Spears believes he can try to avoid accountability and justice.”

Britney Spears‘ 13-year-long conservatorship with her father, Jamie Spears, is finally coming to an end. According to CNNthe elder Spears filed a petition to terminate the arrangement earlier today after agreeing to step down as his daughter’s conservator last month.

“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,” the court filing states. “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,” the petition indicates. “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 filing also adds that Spears’ father believes that she is capable of handling her own life. “This filing represents another legal victory for Britney Spears — a massive one — as well as vindication for Ms. Spears,” Mathew Rosengart, the artist’s attorney, shared with CNN. “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.”

Since 2008, Spears has been the songstress’s conservator, which put him in charge of her health and medical decisions until he stepped aside in 2019. Afterward, Jodi Montgomery was assigned as Spears’ person. Earlier this year, Spears opened up about how she suffered from abusive treatment under her father’s conservatorship. In July, she wanted to press charges against him for “conservatorship abuse.”

A hearing for the case, which has been previously scheduled, is set for September 29.

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