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Britney Spears asks LA court for changes in her conservatorship

“Say hello to the girl that I am
You’re going to have to see through my perspective
I need to make mistakes just to learn who I am
And I don’t want to be so … protected
There must be another way
Cause I believe in taking chances …
But my life has been so overprotected”

These are some of the lyrics from the Britney Spears 2001 hit “Overprotected,” which was nominated for a Grammy and featured in her movie “Crossroads.” Her song about living an overprotected life seemed to foretell that seven years later in 2008 a California court would appoint her father James “Jamie” Spears and Andrew Wallet, an attorney, as conservators to protect her personal and financial affairs – she is worth millions – after her mental health problems impacted her ability to manage her life.

The conservatorship is still in place, but it has taken dramatic turns. We published a 2019 post about this, by which time the Wallet, the attorney-conservator, had resigned, leaving Jamie Spears as sole conservator. Her father resigned for a short time last year with medical problems and the court temporarily appointed a professional conservator, Jodi Montgomery, according to Above the Law.

Britney wants the court to change up her conservatorship

On Aug. 19, after a closed, remote hearing in Los Angeles Superior Court, the judge extended Montgomery’s temporary appointment until Feb. 1, 2021, reports the Los Angeles Times. Britney wants Montgomery permanently appointed to manage Britney’s personal affairs. She also does not want her father to be the sole conservator of her estate and finances going forward; she prefers that the court appoint a professional co-conservator with him.

In contrast, her father reportedly wants Wallet to serve again as co-conservator.

Britney’s lawyer argues that she does not want to return to performing, which she has not done for a couple of years, that she does not waive the right to ask for the termination of the conservatorship and that “the conservatorship must be changed substantially in order to reflect the major changes in her current lifestyle and her stated wishes.”

Britney’s attorney may file a petition in the matter by Sept. 18, and the hearing would be Oct. 14. We will report back about further developments.

Conservatorship and guardianship in Colorado

In our first post about the Spears conservatorship (linked to above), we explained the basics about Colorado law on guardianship and conservatorship, including the legal requirements for appointment in the Centennial State. Any Coloradan with questions about how to protect a loved one facing incapacity or having trouble managing their personal or financial affairs should speak with an experienced lawyer.

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