Britney Spears doesn't want her father, Jamie Spears, anywhere in her conservatorship. The pop star, now, wants a licensed conservator to handle her affairs and finances instead of her father.
People Magazine confirmed that Spears filed a petition in court, on Monday, which states that she strongly opposes the return of her father as her sole and permanent conservator. In her filing, Britney said she "strongly prefers" Jodi Montgomery to continue in her role as her conservator.
This means Spears is not seeking to terminate the conservatorship, but only wants Montgomery to be her permanent conservator. The licensed conservator took over Jamie's post in September 2019 after the latter stepped down due to health reasons.
Spears' court-appointed attorney, Samuel D. Ingham III, confirmed that his client would like Montgomery to be her sole and permanent conservator. The "Toxic" singer, also, doesn't want her father as the sole conservator of her estate. Spears would like a qualified corporate fiduciary to be appointed to serve this role for her.
Ingham added this is the perfect time for Spears' conservatorship to change substantially to reflect the major changes in her current lifestyle and her stated wishes. More importantly, Ingham said the changes should not include waiving Britney's rights to seek termination of this conservatorship in the future.
The 38-year-old singer was first placed under the conservatorship of her father back in 2008 after her very public meltdown. The court named Jamie Spears as the permanent conservator of his daughter while attorney Andrew Wallet was appointed as the permanent co-conservator of her estate.
At the time, it was meant to be temporary. Wallet retired from his role last year while Montgomery took Jamie's place. As Britney Spears' conservator, Montgomery has access to all of the singer's medical records and can communicate with medical personnel about it.
Meanwhile, Jamie Spears earlier slammed the #FreeBritney movement, saying it is a joke. He said it's up to the court to decide on what is best for her daughter while stressing that his daughter's conservatorship is a private matter.
The #FreeBritney is campaigning for Spears' conservatorship to be terminated and let the "Stronger" singer make decisions about career and personal life. Supporters of the campaign wonder why Britney was barred from making decisions on her own but she was allowed to work and make records, tour the world, and have a Las Vegas residency.
Montgomery's conservatorship was extended until August 22 due to the coronavirus outbreak. Britney Spears' conservatorship hearing is set on August 22. It wasn't clear if the singer would attend the proceeding.