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Britney Spears’ father files to officially end her conservatorship

James Spears, pop star Britney Spears’s father, filed a legal petition Tuesday asking a California court for an end to his daughter’s conservatorship, which he has overseen for more than 13 years.

James Spears filed court documents on Aug. 12 to say he would eventually step down as conservator of his daughter’s estate ‘under certain conditions’. He did not indicate a time frame for the move and argued he should not be immediately removed, saying his 13 years of experience and knowledge should be shared with whoever succeeds him. That filing also said conditions must meet his expectations for him to agree to step aside.

The petition also asserted 39-year-old Britney Spears’s circumstances have changed “to such an extent that grounds for establishment of a conservatorship may no longer exist.” Ms. Spears is now outspoken in her frustration with the level of control imposed by a conservatorship, and has pleaded with this Court to ‘let her have her life back.'”

Britney Spears’s attorney, Mathew Rosengart, called Tuesday’s development a “vindication” and accused his client’s father of “inappropriately” sending out Tuesday’s petition to the media before it was properly served to him and his team. 

“It appears that Mr. Spears believes he can try to avoid accountability and justice, including sitting for a sworn deposition and answering other discovery under oath, but as we assess his filing — which was inappropriately sent to the media before it was served on counsel — we will also continue to explore all options,” Rosengart said in a statement (Washinton Examiner).

ARTICLE : TAMMY FISHBACK

MANAGING EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE
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