Britney Spears earns conservatorship win as petition is granted to expand her legal team – Daily Mail

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Britney Spears earns a small victory in conservatorship battle with father Jamie as petition is granted to ‘expand her legal team’

Her father has been at the helm of a court-ordered conservatorship for 12 years.

And Britney Spears earned a small victory in the courtroom this week as a petition was granted for the popstar to ‘expand her legal team’ in fighting for her freedom.

The 38-year-old singer was not in attendance for the hearing but Jamie, her mother Lynne and her attorney Samuel Ingham were present, according to Entertainment Tonight.

Tough: Britney Spears earned a small victory in the courtroom this week as a petition was granted for the popstar to 'expand her legal team' in fighting for her freedom

Tough: Britney Spears earned a small victory in the courtroom this week as a petition was granted for the popstar to 'expand her legal team' in fighting for her freedom

Tough: Britney Spears earned a small victory in the courtroom this week as a petition was granted for the popstar to ‘expand her legal team’ in fighting for her freedom

Jamie filed paperwork last week contending the petition as unnecessary spending and that it would cost Spears too much money.

‘Clearly, James’ objectives are either to filibuster the appointment of a corporate fiduciary indefinitely or to dominate the entire process himself, including the selection of the fiduciary,’ Ingham contended last week.

‘The only way to assure that Britney’s voice is heard will be for her to have qualified litigation counsel available in order to place her on a level playing field with James.’ 

Britney’s legal team insists her wants and needs are different than Jamie’s ‘vision of a future in which she resumes performing and leaves the management of her estate completely to him as she did in the past.’

Free Britney: Her team insists Britney's needs are different than Jamie's 'vision of a future in which she resumes performing and leaves the management of her estate completely to him as she did in the past'

Free Britney: Her team insists Britney's needs are different than Jamie's 'vision of a future in which she resumes performing and leaves the management of her estate completely to him as she did in the past'

Free Britney: Her team insists Britney’s needs are different than Jamie’s ‘vision of a future in which she resumes performing and leaves the management of her estate completely to him as she did in the past’

Parents: The singer, 38, was not in attendance for the hearing but Jamie, her mother Lynne and her attorney Samuel Ingham were present, according to Entertainment Tonight; seen in 2012

Parents: The singer, 38, was not in attendance for the hearing but Jamie, her mother Lynne and her attorney Samuel Ingham were present, according to Entertainment Tonight; seen in 2012

Parents: The singer, 38, was not in attendance for the hearing but Jamie, her mother Lynne and her attorney Samuel Ingham were present, according to Entertainment Tonight; seen in 2012

During a hearing last week, Jamie’s lawyer, Lauriann Wright, questioned if Britney could be present for the proceedings instead of spoken for through Ingham.

‘Perhaps it would be best for Ms. Spears to appear so we all know what she’s thinking,’ Wright said. ‘We are not trying to force Ms. Spears into court either.’ 

Ingham responded that Britney’s current mental state is that of a patient in a coma. He clarified that while she is not literally in a coma, she is not able at this time to consent to a legal arrangement. 

Britney objected to her father’s filing last month where he requested to seal court proceedings, as she wants her fans informed of what’s going on behind closed doors.

‘Britney strongly believes it is consistent not only with her personal best interests but also with good public policy generally that the decision to appoint a new conservator of her estate be made in as open and transparent a manner as possible,’ the documents said. ‘The sealing motion is supposedly being brought by her father to ‘protect’ Britney’s interests, but she is adamantly opposed to it.’ 

'Britney strongly believes it is consistent not only with her personal best interests but also with good public policy generally that the decision to appoint a new conservator of her estate be made in as open and transparent a manner as possible,' the documents said; seen in 2019

'Britney strongly believes it is consistent not only with her personal best interests but also with good public policy generally that the decision to appoint a new conservator of her estate be made in as open and transparent a manner as possible,' the documents said; seen in 2019

‘Britney strongly believes it is consistent not only with her personal best interests but also with good public policy generally that the decision to appoint a new conservator of her estate be made in as open and transparent a manner as possible,’ the documents said; seen in 2019

Jamie has been her conservator since 2008 and stepped down from his role in September 2019 due to his health, with temporary conservatorship handed over to her care manager Jodi Montgomery, but he resumed his duties in January 2020. 

In 2007, Britney famously shaved her head at a salon in Tarzana, California, which many believe to be just the beginning of a tragic spiral where she lost custody of her children.

She was placed under a 5150 involuntary psychiatric hold in 2008 after being committed to the psychiatric ward at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, which spawned the need for a conservatorship by her father.

Love: She has been dating Sam Asghari for three years and has two children with her ex-husband Kevin Federline; seen in 2019

Love: She has been dating Sam Asghari for three years and has two children with her ex-husband Kevin Federline; seen in 2019

Love: She has been dating Sam Asghari for three years and has two children with her ex-husband Kevin Federline; seen in 2019

 

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