Jamie Spears has stated in a court filing that there are no grounds to remove him as the conservator of his daughter’s estate and that he has served her faithfully within his appointed role.
Back in 2008, the singer’s management was placed in the hands of her legal guardians in an arrangement known as conservatorship after the singer’s mental health issues unfurled publicly.
Under US law, a conservatorship is defined as “the appointment of a guardian or a protector by a judge to manage the financial affairs and/or daily life of another person due to old age or physical or mental limitations.”
Thus, following the 2008 ruling, Britney Spears’ father, Jamie Spears, has been in control of her estate and management. In recent years, however, the singer has been attempting to legally dismiss him from the role and retain control of her own affairs.
This prolonged legal battle gained media traction once the documentary, Framing Britney Spears, was released earlier this year and the fan movement #FreeBritney started gaining even more followers.
However, following a rising tide of condemnation for the current situation regarding the strict management of the singer, Jamie Spears has had his say in court and in the filing stated: “[He] has dutifully and faithfully served as the conservator of his daughter’s estate without any blemishes on his record.”
With the question still remaining of why he simply doesn’t step aside, he detailed that he is remaining out of necessity as his daughter’s mental state continues to decline. In his court filing, he quotes that the current co-conservator, the court-appointed Jodi Montgomery, has expressed concerns, writing: “Ms Montgomery explained that my daughter was not timely or properly taking her medications, was not listening to the recommendations of her medical team, and refused to even see some of her doctors.”
Adding: “Ms Montgomery said she was very worried about the direction my daughter was heading in and directly asked for my help to address these issues.”
Further hearings regarding his removal from conservatorship are scheduled for the 29th of September.