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

Friday, September 10, 2021

Britney Spears’s father files to end her 13-year conservatorship

Free BritneyBritney Spears's father, Jamie Spears, filed a petition in Los Angeles Superior Court to end the conservatorship controlling his daughter's life and finances. 

The petition was filed on Tuesday, nearly a month after Jamie Spears agreed to vacate his role as the pop star's conservator. Jamie Spears has served as conservator of the pop star's estate for 13 years. 

Britney Spears's conservatorship was established in 2008 "as she publicly struggled with her mental health in the face of intense, unrelenting scrutiny from the news media and paparazzi."

The petition will not go into effect unless Judge Brenda Penny approves. The next hearing was set for September 29, in which Penny was set to hear a petition from Britney Spears's counsel, Mathew Rosengart, in which he would have advocated to remove Jamie Spears as conservator. 

Rosengart stated that the petition "represents a massive legal victory for Britney Spears, as well as vindication. 

See Sonia Rao, Britney Spears’s father files to end her 13-year conservatorship, The Washington Post, September 8, 2021. 

Special thanks to Joel C. Dobris (Professor of Law, UC Davis School of Law) for bringing this article to my attention.


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