BRITNEY Spears has now officially asked a judge to permanently end her father's control over her $60m fortune and personal life.
The pop star's life has been managed by a controversial court-ordered conservatorship since 2008 in the wake of her very public breakdown.
Jamie Spears had been in control of both the singer's financial and personal affairs before stepping down from the latter role in September 2019 due to health reasons.
Jodi Montgomery – a care professional – then replaced him on what has been a temporary basis.
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 NOW been filed and obtained by the PA news agency.
The news comes just a month after we reported she was “100 percent confident she will take back control of her life again”.
As well as requesting Montgomery be made permanent, Britney has asked her father to resign from his role overseeing her personal life.
The legal documents also state the Toxic singer, 39,reserves the right to eventually request an end to the conservatorship completely.
Under the terms of the long-running conservatorship, Britney can’t drive or go out by herself, or make any significant personal or financial decisions.
The papers say: "Petitioner expressly reserves the right to petition for termination of this conservatorship under Probate Code section 1861.
"Nothing in the within petition shall be deemed to constitute a waiver of that right."
The documents reveal the day-to-day duties Montgomery will have while conservator.
They include the power to "restrict and limit" visitors – aside from Ingham – to Spears, the ability to retain "caretakers and security guards" for the singer, and powers to prosecute civil harassment restraining orders on her behalf.
Montgomery will also be able to speak with medical professionals about Brintey and access her medical records.
Jamie, 68, remains co-conservator of his 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.
Spears' lawyer previously told the court she was scared of her father and would not be returning to the stage while he remained in control of her life.
Her life and career returned to the headlines following last month's release of the acclaimed documentary, Framing Britney Spears.
The next hearing in the case is set to take place next month.
Last week the star's fans gathered outside the courthouse with 'Free Britney' placards. Her supporters have consistently protested the arrangement.
In Febraury, Britney said she was “sure” she will soon be able to make decisions about her estate and personal life, especially so she can marry her boyfriend, Sam Asghari, have more children and return to singing.
The star’s close friend and former makeup artist Billy “Billy B” Brasfield, who calls and texts Britney regularly, also confirmed rumors she has “absolutely nothing” to do with her dad Jamie, who controls her affairs.
However, the star “remains close” to her mom Lynne, sister Jamie Lynn and brother Bryan.
Speaking exclusively to The Sun, Billy – one of the most respected makeup artists in showbiz – insisted the mom of two is “doing great” and has “found a way to be happy” despite her 13-year conservatorship.
He says Jamie's conservatorship, the result of the singer's 2008 breakdown, “has gone from an act of love in crisis to an unconditional act of control.”
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