- American singer and songwriter, Britney Spears, filed a petition with the court last year to remove her father and to place a financial institution as the sole conservator over her estate
- A judge on Thursday, February 11, denied her father's objections to how her conservatorship will be delegated
- According to her father, James, he has diligently carried out his duties
American superstar, Britney Spears, is currently in the middle of an ongoing battle of conservatorship with her father, and the motion to remove her father as a guardian over her estate has tilted in her favour.
As reported by NBC News, the singer who was widely celebrated when she turned 39 in December 2020, filed a petition sometime last year to have a financial institution take over as the sole conservator of her estate.
On Thursday, February 11, a judge denied the singer'sa father, James Spears, the power to retain control over her asset.
Los Angeles Superior Court, Judge Brenda Penny, denied the singer’s petition last year but appointed Bessemer Trust as a co-conservator along with her father, which has been working fine.
James' attorney, Thoreen, however, raised an objection and argued that the court orders should be consistent with the 2019 order that gave him sole guardianship, but the objection was denied by the judge.
Following Thursday's hearing, both James Spears and Bessemer Trust are expected to continue to work together on a budget and asset proposal for the pop star's estate.
Thoreen's statement after the hearing stated that the singer's father would continue working with the co-conservator for the sake of his daughter, and has played his part of the deal well.
"My client looks forward to working with Bessemer to continue an investment strategy in the best interests of his daughter. My client Jamie Spears has diligently and professionally carried out his duties as one of Britney’s conservators."
Another hearing on the status of the sole guardianship has been slated for next month.
Recall that Britney was reported to have gotten back on track after a mental health scare in April 2019.
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In other news about the singer, Legit.ng reported that Britney Spears took to Instagram to share her latest experiment with her hair which she had cut short.
She looked stunning in her new hairdo and she wore dramatic eye makeup and a floral dress to top off her feminine look.
Over the years, the pop star has experimented with a series of looks for her hair.
From bobs to long hair to curtain bangs. One thing is for sure, Britney is certainly timeless, regardless of what she does with her hair.
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