Britney Spears Proposes New Conservator
A lawyer for Britney Spears has taken another step towards having the pop star’s father removed from his role as her conservator.
“Britney is strongly opposed to her father continuing as the sole conservator of her estate,” reads a court filing by Samuel Ingham III on Monday. “Rather, without in any way waiving her right to seek termination of this conservatorship in the future, she strongly prefers to have a qualified corporate fiduciary appointed to serve in this role.”
On Aug. 27, Spears signed a document nominating Bessemer Trust as conservator of her estate, according to reports.
The 38-year-old singer wants “the power and authorization to pursue opportunities related to professional commitments and activities including but not limited to performing, recording, videos, tours, TV shows, and other similar activities” – providing they are approved by Bessemer Trust and her “medical team.”
This past March, the singer's teenaged son Jayden Federline said during an Instagram Live he didn't know if his mother will make music again.
According to the documents filed in Los Angeles, Spears’ conservatorship is “voluntary” and she does not have a “developmental disability” and is currently not “a patient in or on leave of absence from a state institution.”
A court appointed Jamie Spears and Andrew Wallet co-conservators in 2008 following the “Toxic” singer’s mental health breakdown. Wallet resigned last year and Jamie stepped aside temporarily due to health issues and was replaced by Jodi Montgomery, an independent professional conservator.
Last month, Spears asked a court to remove her father as conservator and give Montgomery permanent control. Ingham argued the arrangement “must be changed substantially in order to reflect the major changes in her current lifestyle and her stated wishes."
A judge extended the conservatorship to Feb. 1, 2021.
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