Britney Spears' 12-year conservatorship could be coming to an end, as the legal battle between her and her father begins to heat up.
In a recent filing, Spears' legal team has welcomed the incoming public and media scrutiny of her conservatorship, and knocked her father's claims that it's a "conspiracy theory" or "a joke".
The filing, placed yesterday, said that "Britney’s conservatorship has attracted an unprecedented level of scrutiny from mainstream media and social media alike," adding that "this scrutiny is a reasonable and even predictable result of James’ aggressive use of the sealing procedure over the years to minimize the amount of meaningful information made available to the public."
Essentially, the conservatorship over Britney Spears by her father has lasted for over a decade, with the courts in Los Angeles repeatedly agreeing to seal all filings in the case and kept in closed courtrooms, away from the public or media. The filing argues that it's in Britney's own best interest and "good public policy" that the decision to appoint a new conservator over her estate be held in public.
Not only that, the filing also argues that the sealing of the filings throughout the 12 years were done under the pretense of protecting her children, private medical information, and trade secrets, but none of these are revealed in any of the filings.
Spears is seeking to have her father removed from the financial dealings of her estate entirely, while she wants her current conservator over her person, Jodi Montgomery, to stay on in a permanent fashion. Spears is also seeking to have her sister, Jamie-Lynn Spears, added as a trustee of her financial estate as well.
It's not yet known what exactly has sparked Spears' sudden change of heart in the conservatorship process; something which she has previously said was in her benefit. The conservatorship originally began in 2008, during a period of turmoil in her life. In normal cases, conservatorships can last anywhere from 4-8 weeks, up to a year.
This, of course, isn't a normal case.