BREAKING NEWS: Britney Spears’ father Jamie files petition to end conservatorship and admits the ‘grounds for establishment of a conservatorship may no longer exist’
- Jamie Spears filed the documents before LA Superior Court on Tuesday
- Spears, 62, has controlled his daughter’s affairs for the last 13 years
- He said in court documents obtained by NBC that the conservatorship was over
Britney Spears’ father has filed a petition to his controversial 13-year control over her estate.
Jamie Spears filed the documents at Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday.
The paperwork, seen by NBC News, states that his daughter ‘is entitled to have this Court now seriously consider whether this conservatorship is no longer required.’
The filing said that his 39-year-old daughter’s situation has changed ‘to such an extent that grounds for establishment of a conservatorship may no longer exist.’
Jamie Spears is pictured with his daughter in 2015. On Tuesday he filed court documents to officially end his 13-year control of her estate
Jamie Spears, 62, has resisted efforts to remove him from his position controlling his daughter’s financial affairs. On Tuesday he relented and agreed to leave
The pop singer, who has been performing since she was a child, has been battling for the last two years to free herself from a conservatorship imposed in 2008, when she had a mental breakdown.
Criticism of the arrangement has grown, with the singer and her supporters arguing that it may have been initially useful, but had long outgrown its purpose.
Jamie Spears was being paid $16,000 a month to manage his daughter’s affairs, while she was touring and raking in millions.
On August 13, amid mounting pressure from his daughter, his ex-wife Lynne and Britney’s fans, Jamie Spears agreed to step down – but only when everything was in place. He did not indicate how long that would be.
On Tuesday, the Louisiana-born father of three said he accepted the moment was now, and defended his work over the past 13 years.
‘The conservatorship has helped Ms. Spears get through a major life crisis, rehabilitate and advance her career, and put her finances and her affairs in order. But recently, things have changed,’ the filing said, according to NBC.
‘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.”
On July 26 the singer’s new lawyer, Mathew Rosengart – appointed on July 14, after a lengthy battle to chose her own legal advocate – appealed to the court to have Jamie Spears removed from the conservatorship.