Jamie Spears files to end conservatorship: What you need to know
Britney Spears's father, Jamie Spears has filed a petition to end the controversial conservatorship that has been in place for 13 years. The petition asks the LA Superior court to re-evaluate the need for a conservatorship, as the situation has changed since it was put in place.
According to CNN, the petition reads, "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.”
Britney Spears’ representatives have not yet responded to this update. Here conservatorship has been in the headlines since February this year when a documentary series highlighted the situation the pop star is in.
As per the terms of the conservatorship, Britney Spears, the 39-year-old mother of two is not allowed to handle her own finances and is managed by her father. In a court hearing, Britney requested the court to end the conservatorship as she feels that it is “abusive” and it did more harm to her than good.
The singer said, “I shouldn’t be in a conservatorship if I can work and provide money and work for myself and pay other people. It makes no sense.” Jamie was named Britney’s main conservator in February 2008 after her public breakdown and divorce from Kevin Federline.
Jamie Spears has denied all accusations of abuse. The next hearing in the case is scheduled for September 29th.