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Thursday, October 7, 2021

What’s next in Britney Spears’ conservatorship after her father is suspended? Legal experts weigh in

SpearsWhat's next for Britney Spears? Well, legal experts say that Spears could still be asked for a mental evaluation to fully determine if termination of her conservatorship is granted.

Last Wednesday, a judge ruled to suspend Jamie P. Spears from overseeing the conservatorship that has "held a firm grip on [Britney's] life for over a dozen years." 

Britney Spears's attorney, Mathew Rosengart—in a not so shy way—told the court that Jamie should have been removed as conservator of Britney's estate long ago. Rosengart stated that Spears "wants, needs, and deserves an orderly transition" and argued that Spears "has been abused by this man for the last decade and since her childhood." 

According to David Glass, a certified family law attorney with a Ph.D in clinical psychology, told Fox News that the next step is for the judge presiding over the case to rule on whether the entire conservatorship will end completely. 

Glass stated, "[t]he heat had been turned up and the court felt compelled to suspend Jamie since its hands were tied. . .All of the documentary info, all of the claims by Britney herself, added up to it not being in Britney's interest to have her father involved—without any finding that Jamie did anything wrong." 

Glass also asserted that the court should still ask for a mental health evaluation, when the next hearing comes up around November 12. 

See Julius Young, What’s next in Britney Spears’ conservatorship after her father is suspended? Legal experts weigh in, Fox News, September 29, 2021. 


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