The long and complicated saga of the Britney Spears guardianship, the legal arrangement that has dominated and controlled the life and finances of the music superstar for more than a decade, has reached another, not entirely surprising, step this week. Variety reports that an attorney for Spears has moved to finally request that her father, Jamie Spears, be permanently removed from his role as your personal conservative, a position you have been detained (except for at least one leave due to medical absences) for most of the past 13 years.
Such a position has given the elderly Spears an incredible control over your daughter’s life, including medical decisions, the appointment of bodyguards, and the ability to decide which visitors to receive. Your daughter’s lawyer has now requested that that exclusive power now be transferred to Jodi Montgomery, who was appointed Britney’s temporary care manager after Jamie Spears became incapacitated due to the aforementioned medical leave in 2019.
It’s worth noting that, at present, Spears is not in danger of being removed from her co-custody of her daughter’s estate (that is, her vast fortune and business concerns). which co-manages with Bessemer Trust Company. (Even though Spears legal team statements earlier this year they suggest that she is not happy with this arrangement either).
The issues surrounding Spears’s guardianship have been ongoing for years, but were recently brought to light by the Framing Britney Spears docuseries. The next hearing to determine the fate of the musician’s legal status will be held in April.