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Britney Spears Wants Her Dad Removed From Being Her Sole Conservator, Aims To Break Free From His Control

Bored Panda 2020-08-19 15:22:30

Britney continues the legal battle to claim back the control of her life and fortune that she hasn’t had for the past twelve years. It all started back in 2008 after the pop singer went through several mental breakdowns and the court put her estate, financial and personal assets under the conservatorship of her father and a lawyer.

Today, though, Britney stands strong and is no longer willing to give her dad the power to control her life. She has now asked a California court to end her father’s role as a conservator and according to the court papers, her lawyer Samuel D Ingham III said “Britney is strongly opposed to James continuing as sole conservator of her estate.” Instead, she prefers a “qualified corporate fiduciary” to manage the business affairs of her estate.

Many believe the star has been controlled and manipulated, which has fueled the #FreeBritney movement. More than 256K people have signed a petition to let Britney have her own lawyer, and the court hearing is set to continue on August 19.

On Tuesday, Britney Spears turned to court to keep her father from reasserting sole control over her life

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The court gave Britney’s dad power over her major life decisions from 2008 until 2019, but she asked not to return him to the role of conservator of her person

The court document says that “Britney is strongly opposed to James’ return as conservator of her person”

James Spears’s role of the conservatorship even gave him power over Britney’s personal life, including her teenage sons

The court documents also revealed that the pop star is not likely to perform again in the near future

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Britney has almost never spoken about the conservatorship matters in public, but documents gave a rare glimpse of Britney Spears’ own wishes in her life, which has been under control for the past 12 years

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This comes months after the fans showed their concerns over Britney’s health and safety

More people expressed their concerns in the comments

Recently, this person took it upon themself to try to explain how her dad has been controlling her life all this time

The late 2000s were a difficult time for Britney. She was spotted driving her SUV with her son Sean on her lap and not strapped in a car seat. She shaved her head and was seen hitting a photographer’s car with an umbrella. She also went through a divorce and, after refusing to relinquish custody of her children, locked herself in a room with her child only to be taken out on a stretcher and hospitalized for appearing to be under the influence of an unknown substance. In 2008, Britney made several trips to rehab and was committed to a psychiatric hospital at least two times.

Eventually, her father, Jamie Spears was granted oversight of her estate and health, which includes everything from negotiating business opportunities to restricting visitors, while attorney Andrew Wallet was assigned to help manage the singer’s assets.

Britney Spears’ financial documents revealed that as of 2018, she had a net worth of $59 million. That year, she spent $400,000 on living expenses and $66,000 on household supplies. She also spent $1.1 million on her legal and conservator fees that year, and her father reportedly took $128,000 of that.

Britney’s fans thought a sign that not everything was going well was when attorney Andrew Wallet stepped down as the co-conservator. “Conservatorship is engaged in numerous ongoing business activities requiring immediate attention,” he wrote in court filings, adding that it would be in Britney’s best interest if his resignation were accepted swiftly. He didn’t provide a specific reason for his resignation.

According to Wallet, the singer would have suffered “substantial detriment, irreparable harm, and immediate danger” if he didn’t step down.

Law experts, however, point out that while conservatorships can be corrupted, there is probably good reason it still stands. “The fact that she’s been under conservatorship for a dozen years should tell you something about the state of her mental impairment and her vulnerability,” lawyer Adam Streisand, who specializes in high-profile wealth disputes told Los Angeles Times. “The courts will do everything they can to ensure that a person is not conserved unless they really, really need to be.”

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