Jamie Spears' move comes after daughter asked court to end his blanket control over her life.
Pop singer Britney Spears moved closer to taking back control of her personal life and her $60-million plus fortune, after her father apparently agreed to end his court-ordered control over her life and finances.
Jamie Spears filed a petition to end his role as conservator over his daughter’s life, that even allowed him to prevent her from marrying the person of her choice. The decision came after the singer pleaded at two separate court hearings this summer to end the 13-year conservatorship, CNN reported.
“Ms. Spears has told this Court that she wants control of her life back without the safety rails of a conservatorship. She wants to be able to make decisions regarding her own medical care, deciding when, where and how often to get therapy. She wants to control the money she has made from her career and spend it without supervision or oversight. She wants to be able to get married and have a baby, if she so chooses. In short, she wants to live her life as she chooses without the constraints of a conservator or court proceeding,” the petition reads in part.
“As Mr. Spears has said again and again, all he wants is what is best for his daughter. If Ms. Spears wants to terminate the conservatorship and believes that she can handle her own life, Mr. Spears believes that she should get that chance,” the filing said.
Mathew Rosengart, an attorney for Britney Spears, called Tuesday’s development “vindication.” CNN said.
During a hearing in July, Britney Spears said that she wanted to press charges against her father for “conservatorship abuse” and called the arrangement “f—ing cruelty.”
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