Britney Spears wants to make some big changes to her conservatorship.
The pop icon is hoping to oust her father, Jamie Spears, as her sole conservator. She’s done letting him run the whole show.
Britney’s attorney, Samuel D. Ingham III, just filed new court docs on behalf of the singer, spelling out her wishes. Essentially, the 38-year-old pop star wants her 68-year-old dad out as sole conservator over her estate.
Instead, she “strongly prefers” keeping Jodi Montgomery — a licensed conservator — in the role permanently.
Jodi temporarily took over last September after dad Jamie formally requested to relinquish his powers of conservatorship due to “personal health reasons.” That means Jodi’s been in charge for nearly a year at this point.
Britney doesn’t want her dad to be the only one handling her estate anymore. He’s been managing it exclusively since 2019 when his co-conservator, Andrew Wallet, resigned.
Instead, she “strongly prefers to have a qualified corporate fiduciary appointed to serve in this role.” It’s unclear from the docs if Britney’s okay with keeping Jamie on as a co-conservator at all.
The docs also reflect what Britney’s been saying since last year: she no longer wants to perform at this time. That means there will be no more Vegas residency, and they will overhaul how her conservatorship is run.
“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,” her attorney says in the filing.
There are some concerns that dad Jamie will “aggressively” contest Britney’s new requests, even though they’re “in her best interests.”
That’s why she wants to hire a law firm with “substantial expertise in handling contested litigation in a highly complex case such as this one through trial,” according to the court filing.
Looks like things could be getting serious in court.
Britney was first placed under a conservatorship back in 2008. The court originally named her dad, Jamie, the permanent conservator of her person. Attorney Andrew Wallet became the permanent co-conservator of her estate.
Andrew Wallet stepped down from his role as co-conservator last year.
Jamie temporarily stepped down as the permanent conservator in September 2019. He cited “personal health reasons” for the decision — but it was, of course, after Jamie was accused of physically abusing Britney’s 13-year-old son, Sean.