Britney Spears files to end conservatorship after 13 years

Britney Spears filed court documents Tuesday to end the conservatorship that has controlled her life for the past 13 years, a source confirms to Page Six.

The pop star’s court-appointed attorney, Samuel D. Ingham III, submitted the paperwork in Los Angeles on her behalf, six days after she told the judge presiding over the case that she wanted the conservatorship terminated.

Spears, 39, made a rare court appearance last Wednesday to plead to regain control over her personal affairs and finances.

During the virtual hearing, the Grammy winner called her estranged father, Jamie Spears, an “abusive” conservator and laid out a number of accusations against him, including that he had forced her to go on tour in 2018 and sent her to a mental healthy facility against her will the following year.

Jamie, 68, was named Britney’s main conservator in February 2008 after her public breakdown and divorce from Kevin Federline, with whom she shares sons Sean Preston, 15, and Jayden James, 14. He shared the role with an attorney, Andrew Wallet, for many years.

Wallet resigned in March 2019, and Jamie temporarily stepped down from overseeing Britney’s personal affairs that September to focus on his health. A licensed fiduciary, Jodi Montgomery, has been filling in for Jamie ever since, though he still shares control over Britney’s multimillion-dollar fortune with a firm, Bessemer Trust.

Britney had petitioned to have Jamie removed from her conservatorship entirely prior to requesting its termination Tuesday, saying in court documents that she was “afraid” of him and would not continue performing with him in charge.

Jamie, for his part, has denied mismanaging Britney’s life and career, saying he “loves his daughter.”

Ingham did not immediately respond to Page Six’s request for comment.

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