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Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Britney Spears’ father Jamie and Bessemer Trust Co. to continue co-conservatorship, judge says

SpearsA judge has ruled to keep Bessemer Trust Co. as a co-conservator over Britney Spears' estate. Further, Spears' father's objects to sharing conservatorship duties were thrown out. 

Britney Spears' attorney stated on Thursday that "he originally proposed the co-conservatorship between Bessemer and Jamie to give both parties 'an equal division of responsibility, in the hopes that they would sit down and figure out together the best way to handle this complex estate for the benefit of my client.'" He also added, "It’s no secret that my client does not want her father as co-conservator, but we recognize that removal is a separate issue." The attorney further recommended that Bessemer and Jamie Spears meet to discuss a budget and investment plan for Britney's estate. 

According to Vivian Lee Thoreen, Jamie's attorney, Britney asked for and agreed to her father's role early in the conservatorship. Thoreen stated, "Ms. Spears reflected in court papers that she wanted her father to be the sole conservator of her estate."

Britney Spears did not appear in the proceedings that took place last week. Additional hearings are expected to take place on March 17 and April 27.

See Nate Day,  Britney Spears’ father Jamie and Bessemer Trust Co. to continue co-conservatorship, judge says, Fox News, February 12, 2021.  


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