Britney Spears’ release from court could be imminent

LOS ANGELES – Britney Spears’ Independence Day may have finally arrived.

On Friday, in a hearing in downtown Los Angeles courthouse, a judge will decide whether to stop the conservation, which has exercised extensive control over the pop superstar’s life and money for nearly 14 years.

Without significant opposition from anyone involved, it seems likely that Judge Brenda Penny will dissolve the legal arrangement. Britney Spears’ attorney, her parents, and the court appointees who oversee the preservation all publicly support an end.

Jodi Montgomery, the conservator who oversees the singer’s life and medical decisions, has developed a care plan with her therapists and doctors to guide her through the end of the preservation and its consequences.

But Penny has given no overt signals to what she will decide, and she has considerable discretion and power. Legal or bureaucratic hurdles, or prolonged concerns about Spears ’medical care or finances, could still slow down what might seem like the inevitable end.

It is unclear whether Spears, 39, will attend the hearing. Fans who have sued the court .FreeBritney, whom she credited with bringing her to this point, will be out of court in significant numbers.

Penny decisively helped Spears and her lawyer Mathew Rosengart at the last hearing in September, when she suspended singer James Spears’ father from the conservatory he had controlled at least in part since he first sought it out in 2008.

The judge made no finding of a crime against James Spears, saying only that the “toxic environment” made the move necessary.

“The current situation is untenable,” Penny said.

Prior to that hearing, James Spears reversed course and supported ending the conservation. Rosengart argued that he should be suspended and have no role in the final game of the legal arrangement. He vowed to engage in an investigation into the Conservative’s use of James Spears even after it expires.

The lawyer said he plans to take a “top-down look” at the actions of James Spears and his representatives and suggested that police investigate revelations in a New York Times documentary about a hearing aid placed in his daughter’s bedroom.

James Spears’ lawyers said Rosengart’s allegations ranged from unproven to impossible, and that he had once acted in his daughter’s best interest.

The post-conservative struggle has somehow already begun. James Spears broke up with the lawyers who helped him operate it, and hired Alex Weingarten, a lawyer specializing in the kind of lawsuit that may be coming.

And in court files last week, former business managers of Britney Spears, Tri Star Sports and Entertainment Group, rejected Rosengart’s claims for documents about its involvement in the conservation from 2008 to 2018. The group also denied any role or knowledge of anyone . watching the singer.

Six months ago, it seemed that the conservation would continue indefinitely. It then unraveled with surprising rapidity.

Key was a speech by Britney Spears made at a June hearing, in which she passionately detailed restrictions and an examination of her life which she called “violent”.

She demanded that the preservation be completed without any vague assessment of her mental state.

Legal experts at the time said this was unlikely to happen, and would represent an aberration of common court practice.

Now it seems she can get exactly what she was looking for.


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