Britney Spears Goes to Court to End Her Dad’s Control Over Estate and Personal Life

A Los Angeles court in 2008 placed Britney Spears and her estate under the temporary control of her father after she suffered mental issues and had to enter rehab. The legal bind was supposed to be temporary, but it continues more than a decade later.

Britney Spears has launched legal action to prevent her father Jamie from returning as the court-ordered conservator of her estate, The New York Times reports.

According to legal documents, filed in the Superior Court of California on Monday, the pop star is “strongly opposed” to Jamie Spears returning as “conservator of her person” and wants her long-time care manager, Jodi Montgomery, to take on the role instead.

Britney’s attorney reportedly wrote in the filing that her new petition will likely be “aggressively contested” by Jamie, though it is “in her best interests”.

The 38-year-old singer also indicated that she “does not want to perform at this time” and wants to hire a law firm with “substantial expertise in handling contested litigation in a highly complex case such as this one through trial”.

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