Britney Spears will have a chance to speak about her paternal guardianship directly in court. Samuel Ingham, the singer’s public attorney, has applied for his client to attend the hearing in Los Angeles. The attorney let the judge, Brenda Penny, and Britney’s parents James and Lynne Spears know that popstar he wants to speak to the court about his protection.
The request was accepted by Judge Penny and, on June 23, Britney Spears will speak on the status of her conservatorship. The other issues, including the singer’s request to appoint Jodi Montgomery, a private professional trustee, as her guardian in place of her father, will continue until July 14, as mutually agreed between Britney Spears and her parents’ legal team.
The hearing was originally scheduled to address Ingham’s motion, filed on March 24, in which James Spears was asked to resign as Britney’s tutor and to appoint the aforementioned Montgomery in her place. Montgomery is currently already the singer’s temporary tutor, since September 2019, when her father temporarily gave up his role for health reasons.
The documents, filed at the time, clarify that Montgomery’s appointment it doesn’t mean that Britney Spears is giving up her conservatorship entirely.
«Spears expressly reserves the right to make a request for the termination of this protection»Reads the court document. “Nothing in this application is to be regarded as a total waiver of that right.”
From father to legal guardian, the story of Britney Spears
If it gets court approval, Montgomery will have exclusive authority over Spears. In addition, it will have the power to limit visits to the singer, with the exception of her lawyer and to be able to communicate with any Britney Spears doctor..
According to what emerged, Britney Spears needs a guardian because she is unable to adequately provide for her personal needs and unable to manage her financial resources.
Last August, when Judge Penny extended the singer’s tutelage to 2021, Ingham filed a motion explaining that her client didn’t want her father to continue to be her guardian. The judge described the first stage of his guardianship as a triage to save her. But he also added that now his life and needs have changed.
In the second phase, which lasted from December 2017 to October 2018, Britney Spears needed a lot of people around her. But from that moment to now, his life has changed. Lawyer claims that, to date, Britney Spears has no desire to perform and her needs have changed.
«We are at a point where there must be a substantial change that reflects the big changes affecting your lifestyle and desires.Explained the singer’s lawyer. In addition, she explained that she would prefer to have a qualified corporate tutor who only fulfills this role. And above all, that he does not hinder his wishes and his life, as his father did.
The stormy relationship between James and Lynne Spears
During the hearing on Tuesday, April 23, there were some technical problems. Furthermore, before the hearing, James’s legal team filed papers with the Los Angeles Superior Court. In them, Britney’s mother, Lynne Spears, is accused of not acting in her daughter’s interest.
According to the singer’s father, Lynne would not have been involved in protecting her daughter until recently and would be attracting unnecessary attention from the media. According to her husband, the woman “exploited his daughter’s pain and trauma for personal gain by publishing a book about her».
According to court documents, “Despite having no involvement in her daughter’s guardianship until recently, Lynne Spears is asserting her rights as if she were a party directly involved in the dispute (which she is not)».