Britney Spears’ Father Files To End Conservatorship
Free Britney is finally happening.
Britney Spears' father has filed papers in a Los Angeles court to end the 13-year conservatorship, which allowed him to oversee Britney's life and finances.
The conservatorship was arranged and imposed in 2008 over concerns raised over the pop star's mental health. The court allowed Jamie Spears control over his daughter's estates, financial affairs, and her as a person.
"Britney is entitled to have this court now seriously consider whether this conservatorship is no longer required," Jamie Spears wrote.
Spears has undergone multiple efforts to have her father removed as her conservator. The singer has also described the relationship with her father as "abusive" and refused to perform under his management.
Jamie Spears's court filing comes almost two months after the pop star's testimony to the court, asking for the conservatorship to be terminated immediately.
The filing submitted on Tuesday to the Los Angeles Superior Court includes the statement that "recent events related to this conservatorship have called into question whether circumstances have changed to such an extent that grounds for establishment of a conservatorship may no longer exist."
The petition includes that Ms. Spears would like to oversee her own medical and financial care, as well as gain back control of her life "without the safety rails of a conservatorship."
The petition also reads, that "In short, she wants to live her life as she chooses without the constraints of a conservator or court proceeding."
Mr. Spears has filed the papers to end the conservatorship, as he "has said again and again, all he wants is best for his daughter."
The papers were filed on the grounds that "If Ms Spears wants to terminate the conservatorship and believes that she can handle her own life, Mr Spears believes that she should get the chance."