The 39-year-old has “requested the resignation” of her father Jamie Spears as her permanent conservator and that Montgomery’s current role as temporary conservator be made permanent, according to a recent legal filing.
The document also states that Britney “reserves the right to petition for the termination of this conservatorship.”
Back in September 2019, Jamie stepped down as the permanent conservator due to “personal health reasons.”
Cue Montgomery taking his place…
Just last summer, Britney filed court documents stating she is “strongly opposed” to having her father return as sole conservator of her affairs and finances and “strongly prefers” Montgomery “continue in that role as [she] has done for nearly a year.”
Britney suggested Bessemer Trust Company to serve as conservator of her estate in a later filing — a nomination supported by Britney’s mother, Lynne Spears.
In November, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny appointed Bessemer and Jamie as co-conservators of Britney’s estate.
And last month, Penny ruled that Bessemer Trust Company, a wealth management and investment advisory firm based out of California, will continue to be co-conservators along with Jamie, rejecting objections from Jamie’s legal team over how the co-conservatorship would be delegated.
Vivian L. Thoreen, Holland & Knight LLP, a lawyer for Jamie, 68, stated how Britney’s best interests are periodically assessed by the courts to ensure wellbeing — in a recent statement to PEOPLE.
“From the beginning, the court has closely monitored Britney’s situation, including through annual accountings and in-depth reviews and recommendations from a highly experienced and dedicated court investigator who annually meets at length with Britney and all involved in her conservatorship,” Thoreen said.
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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