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Britney Spears’ conservatorship extended to 2021

By | Published on Tuesday 25 August 2020

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A court decision on whether or not to allow Britney Spears’ father Jamie to return to a position overseeing her personal and financial affairs will not be made until next year. This follows an attempt by the musician to keep in place a temporary conservator who took on the role last year.

Jamie Spears stepped down from his long-term conservator role overseeing his daughter’s affairs last year, due to health problems.

He is now seeking to return to the position, also reinstating his co-conservator, Andrew M Wallet, who resigned when Spears Snr stepped down. But Britney wants Jodi Montgomery, who took on the role on a temporary basis last year, to remain in place long term.

At a closed hearing last week, the judge overseeing the case extended the arrangement in its present form until 1 Feb 2021. A deadline for Britney’s legal team to file a petition was set for 18 Sep, ahead of the next case hearing in October.

Britney’s life was placed in her father’s control in 2008, following well-publicised mental health issues. Although she is not seeking to bring an end to the entire arrangement, her attorney said she had not ruled out doing so in the future.