According to legal documents, obtained by The Blast, Britney Spears’ attorney Samuel Ingham filed documents in the case announcing to the court — Britney doesn’t want her father to be her conservator nor be involved in the finances going forward.
In the filing, Britney’s lawyer says he has consulted the pop star and believes the entire conservatorship should be changed to reflect her current lifestyle and condition.
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“BRITNEY is strongly opposed to having JAMES return as conservator of her person. Rather, she strongly prefers to have Ms. MONTGOMERY continue in that role as has done for nearly a year,” the filing says.
As we reported, a temporary conservator was put in place several months ago after Jamie Spears announced he could no longer complete some of the duties due to a medical condition. Britney’s father suffered a ruptured colon. So, at the time, Jodi Montgomery was appointed as her conservator.
In a shocking revelation, the document reveals Britney may be considering filing to TERMINATE the conservatorship as a whole, but has not done so at this point.
“Without in any way waiving her right to seek termination of this conservatorship in the future, BRITNEY would like Ms. MONTGOMERY’s appointment as conservator of her person to be made permanent,” Ingham wrote.
In the new filing, Britney’s attorney also reveals the pop star does NOT want her father involved in her finances going forward, saying, “BRITNEY is strongly opposed to JAMES continuing as sole conservator of her estate. Rather, without in any way waiving her right to seek termination of this conservatorship in the future, she strongly prefers to have a qualified corporate fiduciary appointed to serve in this role.”
As we reported, a huge resurgence of the #FreeBrintey movement has started — a group who believes the pop star is somehow being held against her will in the conservatorship.
Shockingly, Britney’s lawyer admits he believes Jamie Spears will ‘aggressively’ fight to stop the court from implementing Britney’s wishes in this case.
“For many reasons, I have concluded that any effort to achieve my client’s objectives as stated above will be aggressively contested by JAMES,” the filing states.
He continues, “BRITNEY herself has expressed to me a desire that we associate an attorney or law firm with substantial expertise in handling contested litigation in a highly complex case such as this one through trial.”
To make his point, Britney’s lawyer described the unique specifics of the pop star’s conservatorship over the years, breaking it down into three ‘distinct phases.’
“The first phase can be described broadly as “triage”: her conservators rescued her from a collapse, exploitation by predatory individuals and financial ruin,” he says.
He continued, “The second phase covered BRITNEY’ s performing years: with the aid of a personal manager, a business manager, and many other individuals, BRITNEY was able to regain her position as a world-class entertainer with multiple world tours, a television series and a residency in Las Vegas. The Las Vegas residency ended December 31, 2017, and her last live tour performance occurred on October 21, 2018.”
Lastly, Britney’s lawyer says the third phase involves her “desire not to perform” at this point in her life, and the change that is needed in her conservatorship.
“The third phase of the conservatorship reflects BRITNEY’S stated desire not to perform at this time We are now at a point where the conservatorship must be changed substantially in order to reflect the major changes in her current lifestyle and her stated wishes.”
In the end, Britney’s lawyer is asking the court to implement the changes to her conservatorship, which he believes is also in her best interest.
“Based on the foregoing, I respectfully recommend that this court seek input from all parties and make appropriate orders to facilitate the implementation of my client’s wishes as stated above, which I also believe to be in her best interests,” he states.
The case is due back in court on August 19, 2020.