Britney Spears is requesting to have father Jamie Spears removed as her conservator after more than 12 years, according to court documents.
Britney’s attorney, Samuel D. Ingham III, stated in the filing in Los Angeles that she “is strongly opposed to having Jamie return as the conservator of her person” and “strongly prefers” her care manager, Jodi Montgomery, “continue in that role as she has done for nearly a year.” She is also “strongly opposed” to Jamie “continuing as sole conservator of her estate” and requested “to have a qualified corporate fiduciary appointed to serve in this role,” which would likely be a bank.
The filing indicates that Britney does not wish to end the conservatorship entirely, as speculated amid the #FreeBritney movement.
“Without in any way waiving her right to seek termination of this conservatorship in the future, Britney would like Ms. Montgomery’s appointment as conservator of her person to be made permanent,” her lawyer wrote.
Britney “does not want to perform at this time” and would like to hire a law firm with “substantial expertise in handling contested litigation in a highly complex case such as this one through trial,” according to the court filing.
Spears was first placed under a conservatorship in 2008, with the court originally naming her father the permanent conservator of her person and attorney Andrew Wallet the permanent co-conservator of her estate. Wallet retired from his role as co-conservator last year.
In September 2019, Jamie stepped down as the permanent conservator due to “personal health reasons” and Montgomery took his place.