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Monday, June 28, 2021

Britney Spears Conservatorship Testimony Inspires Californians in Same Boat

SpearsLast week Britney Spears decided to speak out against her conservatorship. That decision has inspired others in California that feel trapped in similar situations to take action. 

Britney Spears' "impassioned court testimony" produced an influx of action. According to a California lawmaker "spearheading legislation to change the way conservatorships operate" told TMZ that his office was flooded with calls from people that have been and continue to be burdened by their own conservatorship issues. 

These people were energized by Spears' powerful testimony. Many people have relayed the message that they were afraid to speak out about their conservatorship issues until Britney Spears made the courageous decision to do so. They feel that Spears' testimony helps "legitimize their claims and concerns." 

One of these people includes a 60-year-old woman and her husband that want to end the woman's mother's conservatorship. The couple has spent about $3 million fighting in court with no result. 

One woman committed suicide after her conservatorship "allegedly put her in isolation and started draining her finances." 

Apparently, conservatorships affect a lot of people, and thanks to Britney Spears, those people are becoming more comfortable speaking out on their own conservatorship issues.

See Britney Spears Conservatorship Testimony Inspires Californians in Same Boat, TMZ, June 25, 2021. 

Special thanks to David S. Luber (Florida Probate Attorney) for bringing this article to my attention.

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/2021/06/britney-spears-conservatorship-testimony-inspires-californians-in-same-boat.html

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