BRITNEY Spears has requested a permanent change in her conservatorship, asking the courts to remove her father Jamie and appoint Jodi Montgomery in his place.
Jodi, Britney's care manager, temporarily took over the role in September 2019 when Jamie asked to be removed for "personal health" reasons.
Now, however, Britney's court-appointed attorney has filed documents claiming Britney "strongly prefers" that Jodi stay on in a permanent role, and that the singer "is strongly opposed" to Jamie continuing as the only person handling her estate anymore.
His co-conservator resigned in 2019 and Jamie has been single-handedly managing the estate since.
The documents read: "Britney is strongly opposed to having [Jamie] return as conservator of her person.
"Rather, she strongly prefers to have Ms. Montgomery continue in that role as has done for nearly a year… Britney would like Ms. Montgomery's appointment as conservator of her person to be made permanent."
What is Britney's conservatorship?
Since 2008, Britney has been subject to a legal “conservatorship” – making her dad Jamie her legal guardian, with direct control over her financial affairs and daily life.
As her conservator, 68-year-old Jamie’s tasks include overseeing Britney’s business affairs, some personal assets, legal matters and family law issues.
He also negotiated his daughter’s 2012 stint as a judge on the US X Factor series.
The conservator role is up for review on August 22 and Britney's fans hope she will be "freed" from the legal arrangement then.
The documents, seen by The Sun, show that Britney is "strongly opposed to Jamie continuing as sole conservator of her estate" and that she prefers"to have a qualified corporate fiduciary appointed to serve in this role."
It is unclear if she is happy for Jamie to work alongside that entity.
The documents also state that "a major overhaul in how her conservatorship is run is needed to reflect her current lifestyle and her wishes" – confirming reports that the star no longer wishes to perform at this moment in time.
There will be a hearing on Wednesday to address Britney's requests.
Last month, Britney's brother Bryan Spears revealed in a rare interview that his younger sister "always wanted" to get out of the conservatorship.
The film producer told the As Not Seen on TV podcast: “[Britney’s] always wanted to get out of [the conservatorship]. It’s very frustrating to have.
“Whether someone’s coming in peace to help or coming in with an attitude, having someone constantly tell you to do something has got to be frustrating."
Britney's second Las Vegas show Domination was due to kick off on the 13th February 2019, with the star scheduled to perform 32 shows between then and the 17th August.
But she canceled all dates in January 2019 after Jamie was hospitalized and almost died from a ruptured colon.
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