BRITNEY Spears’ life would “drastically change if request for father’s removal from conservatorship is granted.”
The 39-year-old singer asked a judge to permanently end her father Jamie Spears’ control over her $60m fortune and personal life on Thursday.
The pop star’s life has been managed by a controversial court-ordered conservatorship since 2008 following her very public breakdown.
The singer’s attorney filed for Jodi Montgomery to officially replace her father as the permanent conservator over Britney’s personal matters.
An insider told the outlet: “If Jodi becomes her conservator things would drastically change for Britney — she’s not working because of her dad. She has said that as long as a dad is in control of her life, she’s not working.
“Britney trusts Jodi Montgomery — she’s really great. Things would drastically change for the better.”
Jodi- who is the singer’s care manager- has been her conservator since 2019 after she temporarily replaced Jamie when he was dealing with health issues.
A judge recently extended Jodi’s temporary role until September 2021.
If Jodi is granted the position, Britney could be given the freedom to perform again and could participate in a tell-all interview.
Reflecting on the possibility of a tell-all interview, the source said: “If she decided she wanted to do it, yes, but it definitely wouldn’t do it in the current status quo. As long as her dad is part of it, she’s not working. She hasn’t talked to her dad in over a year.”
At the most recent hearing into Britney’s case, her lawyer Samuel D Ingham III told a judge in Los Angeles he would file a petition to make the appointment permanent.
The key legal papers have since been filed and obtained by the PA news agency.
The news comes just one month after The Sun reported she was “100 percent confident she will take back control of her life again.”
In addition requesting Jodi be made the permanent conservator, Britney has asked her father to resign from his role overseeing her personal life.
The legal documents also state the Toxic singer reserves the right to eventually request an end to the conservatorship completely.
Under the terms of the long-running conservatorship, Britney isn’t allowed to drive or go out by herself, or make any significant personal or financial decisions.
The new documents reveal the day-to-day duties Jodi will have while conservator, including the power to “restrict and limit” visitors – aside from Ingham – to the singer, the ability to retain “caretakers and security guards” for her and powers to prosecute civil harassment restraining orders on her behalf.
Jodi will also be able to speak with medical professionals about Britney and have access to her medical records.
Jamie, 68, remains co-conservator of his famous daughter’s finances, despite her previous pleas for him to be removed from the role.
He oversees her estimated $60m estate alongside private wealth management firm Bessemer Trust.
Britney’s life and career recently made headlines following last month’s release of the acclaimed documentary, Framing Britney Spears.
The next hearing in the case is set to take place on April 27.
Back in February, Britney said she was “sure” she will soon be able to make decisions about her estate and personal life.
The singer hopes to marry her boyfriend, Sam Asghari, have more children and return to singing.
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While Britney clearly wants Jamie out of the conservatorship, his lawyer Vivian Thoreen claimed the conservatorship “saved” the singer’s life.
“I understand that every story needs a villain,” the attroney said. “But people have it so wrong here.
“This is a story about a fiercely loving, dedicated and loyal father who rescued his daughter from a life threatening situation.
“People were harming her and they were exploiting her. Jamie saved Britney’s life,” she told Good Morning America‘s Amy Robach.