- According to new court documents, Britney Spears does not want her father, Jamie Spears, to return to the helm of her long-standing conservatorship.
- Though Britney doesn’t necessarily want her conservatorship to end, she “strongly prefers” that her current stand-in conservator, Jodi Montgomery, be made permanent.
- Britney expects her father to contest her requests in court.
Britney Spears wants to make changes to her long-standing conservatorship.
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According to new court documents obtained by People, the pop star is “strongly opposed” to her father, Jamie Spears, returning to his role as the sole conservator of her “affairs and finances.” Jamie stepped down from his role of permanent conservator last year, taking a leave of absence for health reasons. Rather than have him return to the role, Britney “strongly prefers” that Jodi Montgomery, the licensed conservator who has held the position in Jamie’s absence, “continue in that role as [she] has done for nearly a year.”
The news of Britney wanting a change to her conservatorship comes in the wake of the #FreeBritney social media movement. Fans of the pop star have remained vocal for years, insisting that Britney be freed from the conservatorship that has controlled her life, business, and financial decisions since 2008. Per the documents, however, Britney doesn’t necessarily want to end her conservatorship; she just wants her father completely removed from the arrangement.
“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,” said Britney’s court-appointed attorney, Samuel D. Ingham III, via the filing. “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.”
The documents also revealed that Britney “does not want to perform at this time” and hopes to hire a law firm with “substantial expertise in handling contested litigation in a highly complex case such as this one.” Though Britney expects that her requests will be “aggressively contested” by her father, the file shared that she believes them to be “in her best interests.”
This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US.