Britney Spears will officially remain under a conservatorship until at least the end of the summer, after the judge in the case issued an order authorizing the temporary conservator to remain in place until August 22, 2020.
According to new legal documents, obtained by The Blast, the extension was made official after the court decided a hearing could not be held on the matter due to the outbreak of Coronavirus.
In the filing, the court grants Jodi Pais Montgomery the power over Britney’s affairs, until the pop star and her attorneys can get back to court to work out further details.
The order reads, “IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT the Temporary Conservatorship of the Person 19 of BRITNEY JEAN SPEARS is extended to August 22, 2020. New Letters of Temporary Conservatorship of the Person shall be issued to JODI PAIS MONTGOMERY (“Temporary Conservator”), which shall expire on August 22, 2020, or upon earlier 22 issuances of Letters to a General Conservator of the Person of Britney JEAN SPEARS.”
In other words, the current restrictions on the pop star will remain in place, until the situation can be argued in court. As you know, many of the courthouses across the country are closed due to the virus outbreak.
As we reported, Britney suffered a major setback in her ongoing battle with mental health, after she was forced to enter a facility to regulate her medications. At the time, Britney issues a statement to the public, that she was entering by her own choice.
But, the event sparked a new round of issues for the conservatorship case, and it was reported that Britney wanted some of the restrictions on her to be relaxed. (ie. driving)
We broke the story, Britney’s father Jaime Spears, had an incident with one of her sons where he was accused of assaulting the boy during an argument. The case was investigated by the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department, but he was ultimately not charged with a crime.
Following the incident, Britney’s dad stepped down as a conservator of the pop princess and said it was based on ongoing health issues. At the time, Jodi Montgomery was put in place as a temporary conservator.
But, in previous filing the judge in Brintey’s case said based on the current environment, they would not be able to hear arguments in the case. “In response to COVID-19, the need for social distancing, and pursuant to the General Order issued by the Presiding Judge, the court finds good cause to continue this matter,” it read.
As for Britney’s position on the case, it is widely believed by a group of Spears’ fans that she wishes to be let out of the conservatorship completely. The group, who calls itself ‘Free Britney’ has been very vocal on social media regarding the situation and has even shown up to most ongoing conservatorship hearings at the Los Angeles County Courthouse.