Britney Spears’ attorney will ask a Los Angeles court next month to formally replace her father as guardian in a protracted fight to control her personal and financial affairs.
At a court hearing on Wednesday, her lawyer Samuel Ingham asked Jodi Montgomery, who was appointed temporary guardian of the singer’s personal affairs in 2019, to be permanent. Ingham said it would file a petition at a hearing on April 27th.
Britney Spears (now 39) made it clear last year through an attorney that her father no longer wants to be involved in her job. Previous bids to get rid of him failed in August of last year.
Montgomery, the singer’s care manager, took the place of the singer’s father, Jamie Spears, after his poor health. Jamie Spears remains the legal guardian of her daughter’s financial affairs, but now shares these obligations with financial institutions.
The court review of the pop star’s finances planned for Wednesday was postponed for a month.
Jamie Spears was appointed guardian in 2008 after his daughter was hospitalized for psychiatric treatment following a widely known breakdown.
The television documentary in February brought about a new scrutiny of the events and the #FreeBritney movement initiated by fans.
Proponents of the #FreeBritney movement believe Spears is being jailed and is sending a secret signal begging her to be liberated through her social media account.
Jamie Spears’ attorney Vivian Thoreen said last month that the pop star had never requested termination of the legal settlement.
“This is the story of a loyal, loving and dedicated father who saved his daughter from a life-threatening situation. People were hurting her and exploiting her,” Thoreen told the TV show. Good morning america In the interview.
“Whenever Britney wants to end her guardianship, she can ask her to file a petition with her attorney,” Thoreen said.