Britney Spears took the victory of her life in court on Friday when she, along with the world, officially saw her guardianship end after nearly 14 years.
Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny said Friday, “The Guardianship of Britney Jean Spears Person and Estate… is hereby terminated. “
All parties agreed that Spears has shown that she has no shortage of the ability to make her own decisions. Penny concluded that guardianship is “no longer necessary”.
Temporary Estate Registrar, CPA John Zabel, will handle the transition of Spears assets and trust matters.
The next hearing is scheduled for Dec. 8, which Spears’ attorney, former federal prosecutor Mathew Rosengart, has requested as a “safety net” regarding his estate.
BRITNEY SPEARS CONSERVATORY OFFICIALLY ENDS AFTER 13 YEARS
He called the judge’s decision a “monumental day” at a press conference outside the downtown Los Angeles courthouse.
Rosengart had previously told Fox News Digital that Jamie Spears, the singer’s father, was dodging a deposition to find out more about the alleged recordings of listening devices illegally placed on Britney Spears’ cell phone and in the bedroom. from his house.
With the latest developments, many are wondering what the next step is for the professional and personal interpreter when it comes to their finances.
BRITNEY SPEARS ‘FATHER JAMIE TAKES SPEECH AFTER BEING SUSPENDED FROM THE CONSERVATORY
David Glass, a licensed family law attorney who is not involved in the case, told Fox News Digital that in his opinion, being in the courtroom:
“The judge kind of hung his hat to close the case on the fact that it was voluntary guardianship in the first place and that there had never been a psychological assessment of Britney to find out. that it lacked capacity, ”David Glass, a family lawyer, told Fox News Digital.
Glass, who is not involved in the case but was present in the courtroom on Friday, said the verdict did not elicit the emotional reaction he had expected.
“Everyone knew which way it was going. It was completely friendly. And, in fact, a little disappointing, ”he said. “After all the excitement of other business, then come in today and get in and out in half an hour, 45 minutes. There are more issues to mop up in terms of paying attorney fees and then little issues like that, but I think all of these things are going to be agreed so that no one needs to come back for future hearings. “
Despite Friday’s developments, Jamie Spears may not be out of the grass just yet. Britney could still sue her father over the alleged fortune that many believe she should have due to her job.
A TIMELINE FROM THE BRITNEY SPEARS CONSERVATORY
Experts say she will have to decide whether it makes sense to mount an expensive and lengthy legal fight.
Family law litigator Christopher Melcher, also not involved in the Spears saga, said all of the guardianship should never have taken place.
“There was no reason to place this type of guardianship over her in the first place,” he said. “The one his father gave him is called probate guardianship, and it’s for people who are usually at the end of life, they’re incapacitated, they can’t provide basic things like food, clothing or shelter, or resist undue influence or fraud because they are unable.
“Here, the supposed reason for this guardianship was that she had mental health or substance abuse issues, and probate guardianship is not appropriate for that,” Melcher added.
“There is a state-mandated protection procedure… which can be extended for a person with mental health issues to the point of being severely disabled. And when this guardianship was requested in February 2008, it was already under … a suspension. So, if the court was careful, he should have realized that he didn’t need that probate guardianship that his father was asking for. “
BRITNEY SPEARS ‘LAWYER ASKS JAMIE SPEARS TO AVOID DEPT AND REQUIRES “LISTENING DEVICES” AT THE SINGER’S HOUSE
Melcher said Spears never even got a chance to agree to the arrangement.
“The law says you have to physically bring the proposed curator to court so that the court can make its own direct assessment of that person, and you have to give notice. But they didn’t do any of those things, ”he argued.
Melcher said the judge’s decision to free Spears to finally make her own decisions in life is “an incredible time for her.”
“She is almost 40 years old and has now been restored, all those freedoms that we take for granted, but that she hadn’t had in her own life for almost 14 years,” he said.
CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE TO OUR ENTERTAINMENT NEWSLETTER
“The restrictions imposed on this supervision were therefore quite extreme,” he added.