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Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Friday, July 16, 2021

Lawyer: 'Writing is on the wall' that Britney Spears' conservatorship will end

SpearsAfter a heartbreaking loss last week, Britney Spears finally got a big win in her conservatorship battle after Judge Brenda Penny ruled that Spears can now hire the attorney of her choosing. 

On Wednesday, the singer appeared over the phone for the second time in two years following last month's headline-making hearing in which the 39-year-old pop icon claimed she's been 'traumatized' by an 'abusive' legal arrangement that grants her father, Jamie Spears, broad authority over her personal and financial affairs, including her estate that's estimated to be worth $60 million. 

A prominent Hollywood lawyer, Mathew Rosengart, was formally approved to represent Britney Spears. Rosengart client list includes "A-listers from Ben Affleck to Steven Spielberg." Rosengart is expected to take an aggressive approach, in which he plans on filing paperwork to formally end the conservatorship. 

According to Benny Roshan, an L.A. based attorney, 

Britney basically illustrated through her own testimony to the court that she had the capacity to hire a lawyer...and when you're under a conservatorship, typically that means that a court has found you not capable to enter into a contract — but hiring a lawyer is just that.

The next major moment in Spears' case come when she and her legal team file the formal petition to end the conservatorship. 

See Alexandra Canal, Lawyer: 'Writing is on the wall' that Britney Spears' conservatorship will end, Yahoo July 16, 2021. 

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

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