BRITNEY Spears has made another bid to have her dad James permanently replaced as her conservator of all affairs and her massive $60 million fortune.
The Toxic singer’s lawyer, Samuel Inghan, told a Los Angeles court on Wednesday of their plans to make Jodi Montgomery, the star’s care manager, her permanent conservator.
Britney and her legal team will make another bid in April to have her father Jamie removed from her court-mandated conservatorship.
The 39-year-old’s lawyer, Samuel Ingham, told an LA court hearing this week that he will ask that Jodi Montgomery be made the star’s permanent conservator.
Montgomery, a trained conservator and Britney’s care manager, was appointed temporary conservator of the singer's personal affairs in 2019 when Jamie was forced to step down due to health issues.
The new petition will be presented to the court on April 27, which Ingham will be present for.
Britney’s conservatorship came following several public breakdowns in 2008, which led to the star being hospitalized for psychiatric treatment.
At this point, Jamie Spears, 68, took complete control of his daughter’s life; every business, financial and medical decision has had to go through him.
Since then, for the past 13 years, the Stronger singer has been under this court-mandated guardianship, which leaves her with no legal control over her estate or her assets.
In 2019, due to health issues – which came after claims of a physical altercation with his grandson Sean Preston – Jamie stepped down temporarily from his role in Britney's conservatorship and Jodi Montgomery stepped in.
Last year, the legendary pop star filed a petition with Los Angeles Superior Court to remove her dad as the sole conservator over her estate and earlier this month, a judge ruled that he won't have sole control.
However, the judge appointed Bessemer Trust as a co-conservator and despite Britney's petition, chose not to remove Jamie from his role.
Her longtime attorney Ingham, said last year that Britney was “afraid” of Jamie and urged the judge to let a professional bank handle her finances.
Jamie's legal team brought up that “Mr Spears’ position was made at his daughter’s request," though this occurred back in 2008.
The family patriarch's objection was denied by the judge and he will now have to work with Bessemer Trust as the team creates a budget and investment proposal for Britney's estate together.
Following the release of the documentary Framing Britney Spears , the #FreeBritney movement by fans has gained fresh traction as followers demand the hit maker be given her freedom.
Jamie Spears' lawyer Vivian Thoreen previously said in a statement that if Britney wanted to end her conservatorship “she can file a petition.”
Speaking to CNN on the matter, Thoreen said: “[Jamie] would love nothing more than to see Britney not need a conservatorship.
"Whether or not there is an end to the conservatorship really depends on Britney. If she wants to end her conservatorship, she can file a petition to end it.”
Jamie was forced to step down from the role temporarily in 2019 Britney’s ex-husband, Kevin Federline, filed a police report against him.
He claimed he abused their oldest son, Sean Preston, during an August 24 incident. No criminal charges were filed against Jamie.
Jamie is forbidden from seeing Sean Preston, 15, and Jayden James, 14, for three years after K-Fed was granted a temporary restraining order.
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