LOS ANGELES: A Los Angeles judge is expected to officially approve the process to end a controversial guardianship that has controlled the life of pop star Britney Spears for 13 years on Friday.
Last month, the “Toxic” singer succeeded in having her father removed from the guardianship – which she described as “abusive” – ââand a temporary replacement of her choice was appointed.
Judge Brenda Penny then also accepted a request from Spears’ attorney to schedule another “short hearing” to formalize the “uncontested termination” of the guardianship itself. “This week is going to be very interesting for me! I haven’t prayed for anything more in my life,” Spears wrote in a now-deleted Instagram caption this week.
At last month’s hearing, both sides expressed support for the early end of the guardianship. Confirming a previous turnaround, the lawyers of Britney’s father, Jamie Spears, have indeed requested its dissolution on the spot.
While denying that he abused his position in controlling the life and career of his pop singer daughter, he recently admitted that Britney Spears “believes she can manage her own life”. But Judge Penny agreed to set a later date to allow Spears’ attorney Mathew Rosengart to present a full plan for the Trusteeship’s dissolution. Another hearing, later in December, is scheduled to settle outstanding financial issues, including legal fees.