A hearing was scheduled to hear arguments on the end of the guardianship set for January 28, but we learned that this has been postponed until today. Presumably this means that the judge will hear the arguments about the end of the guardianship, and here is the reality – no one is going to argue that the guardianship should continue.
Britney, Jamie and Lynne all want to end the trusteeship, so there will be no opposition. While it is possible for the judge to end guardianship during today’s hearing, our sources say it is unlikely.
There are 2 probable scenarios… first, the judge could order another mental assessment, as that is what started the guardianship 13 years ago and maintained it for the years that followed. It could take several months.
Another option… the judge could order mediation where all the parties come together and make a plan on how to get out of the guardianship. Specifically, who will run Britney’s business affairs and who will ensure that Britney can live her life safely? As we reported, Jodi Montgomery has already accepted to stay on after the end of the guardianship.
And that brings us to Jamie. TMZ broke history, Jamie opposes the appointment of the CPA, Jean Zabel, as temporary curator of Britney’s estate. Our sources indicate that although Jamie has previously said he will step down after today’s hearing, our sources now say he will ask the judge to keep him as a Tory until a plan is made. transition is in place. This is something Britney’s lawyer Mathew Rosengart will fight tooth and nail – he wants Jamie out NOW.
It promises to be a long audience. Among the challenges, deletion or suspension of Jamie, termination of guardianship, fees of Jamie and lawyers and various accounting matters.
TMZ launched our first of many podcasts. Today, after the hearing, we will explain what happened and explain what it all means for the future.