Britney Spears’ doctors back singer’s request to remove father from conservatorship

It comes days after her lawyer filed a petition to remove Jamie Spears as conservator

Elizabeth Aubrey
Friday 30 July 2021 06:45
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Britney Spears’ doctors have commented on her father’s continued role as her conservator.

Earlier this week (Tuesday 27 July), Mathew S Rosengart, who was appointed as Spears’ new lawyer on 14 July, filed a petition in Los Angeles probate court asking for her father to be removed as her conservator.

Now, new legal documents reveal that Spears’ doctors are in favour of removing her father from the controversial conservatorship.

As reported in Variety, the document was filed on 28 July in Los Angeles Superior Court by attorney Laurieann Wright, who represents Spears’ temporary conservator Jodi Montgomery.

The filing reveal that Montgomery wants Spears’ father removed from the conservatorship. In the papers, Montgomery is said to have “concluded that Jamie Spears should not continue to act as ... Conservator of the Estate, because his doing so is not in the best interest of” Spears.

The filing then further notes that Montgomery claims Spears’ “medical team agrees that it is not in the best interest of the Conservatee for Mr Spears to remain Conservator.”

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Last week, Mr Rosengart declared he was working “aggressively” to remove her father Jamie from her conservatorship after judge Brenda Penny gave the pop star permission to choose a new attorney to represent her for the first time since 2008. The decision came after her court-appointed lawyer Samuel Ingham stepped down.

Mr Rosengart’s firm has previously represented celebrities including Ben Affleck and Steven Spielberg.

“First, I once again want to thank Britney Spears for her courage and for her strength,” Mr Rosengart said shortly after he was appointed as her lawyer.

“I want to thank Judge Penny for her courtesy welcoming my firm and I into this case. And I also want to thank Britney Spears’ fans and supporters. The outreach and support for my firm, myself, and most importantly, Britney, has truly been overwhelming.”

He continued: “Finally and the last thing I’m going to say about this matter… my firm and I are moving aggressively and expeditiously to file a petition to remove Jamie Spears unless he resigns first.”

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