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Britney Spears’ father said he “would love nothing more than to see Britney not need a conservatorship”

“Britney being safe and not being taken advantage of is his No. 1 priority,” -Britney’s fathers lawyer.

Ever since The New York Times documentary Framing Britney Spears was released last month, there has been renewed interest in the singer’s court-ordered conservatorship and calls for her father, Jamie Spears, to step aside as co-conservator. This is what the #FreeBritney movement is about. The #FreeBritney campaign has for years campaigned to portray the conservatorship arrangement as an unjust means to control Spears’s life and finances.

A conservatorship means that someone is designated as a representative to manage someone’s personal affairs and their estate if they are unable to care for themselves or if they are vulnerable to outside manipulation.

Since it aired, Jamie Spears’s lawyer has sought to tell her client’s side of the story on national television programs. Through his attorney, Jamie Spears (her father) said he, too, wishes the conservatorship could come to an end.

[Jamie] would love nothing more than to see Britney not need a conservatorship. Whether or not there is an end to the conservatorship really depends on Britney. If she wants to end her conservatorship, she can file a petition to end it. Like any parent, he doesn’t always see eye-to-eye on what Britney may want. But Jamie believes every single decision he has made has been in her best interest.

Lawyer for Britney’s father Jamie Spears.

Representatives for the pop singer, had no comment on the lawyer’s remarks and her attorney, Samuel D. Ingham III, said “can’t comment on a pending case.”

Britney Spears’s court-appointed lawyer made clear for the first time in a court filing in August that the singer “strongly opposed” having her father as the conservator.

 “My client has informed me that she is afraid of her father”

Britney’s lawyer said in court

Jamie Spears was first appointed by a court to be co-conservator of Britney’s estate and person in 2008, following a very public series of personal issues including the infamous “head shaving” incident and the involuntary psychiatric hold in 2007.

Ingham filed to remove Britney’s father as conservator last August. During a hearing on the matter in November, Ingham said Britney was “afraid” of her father. The judge ruled to keep Spears as conservator and appointed Bessemer Trust to act as co-conservator of her $60 million estate.

“Jamie never contested or objected to Bessemer being appointed as his co-conservator. And at the last hearing, it was reported that Jamie was trying to get more power than his co-conservator, and that is completely inaccurate. What we were arguing is that Jamie and his co-conservator should have equal power, that was always consistent,” his lawyer said.

She told CNN that her client has no control over whether his daughter needs a conservatorship and that it is entirely up to the court.

“The court investigator also interviews everyone who is involved in the conservatorship, and they do a deep dive to really study the conservatorship to find out what’s going on. And what I can tell you is every year the court has kept the conservatorship in place,”

Although Jamie Spears publicly said that he had not spoken to his daughter since last summer’s court filing, his lawyer said the family quarantined together at the family home in Louisiana at the beginning of the pandemic

Videos have been made public of the family from their two weeks together. In them, the Oops! I did it again singer is seen riding bikes and playing in the yard alongside her father, mother Lynne Spears, sister Jamie Lynn Spears, and her nieces.

However, according to court documents obtained in December, Ingham said Britney would not perform again as long as her father remained in control of her fortune.

Although Britney has not publicly commented on the ongoing conservatorship battle, she did respond to recent speculation about whether she plans to perform again.

The next court hearing in the conservatorship is scheduled for March 17.

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