Britney Spears’ father, Jamie Spears, filed a petition to end the pop star’s conservatorship, Fox News can confirm. 

Jamie has been in control of Spears’ finances since 2009 after the “Toxic” singer underwent a series of involuntary holds. Spears has been locked in a court battle with Jamie over the past years as she’s worked to get control of her life back.

The move to have Spears’ conservatorship completely end comes after Jamie revealed he was willing to step down as her sole conservator when the time was “right” and a “smooth transition” could occur.

“As Mr. Spears has said again and again, all he wants is what is best for his daughter,” the document, which was obtained by The Associated Press, says. “If Ms. Spears wants to terminate the conservatorship and believes that she can handle her own life, Mr. Spears believes that she should get that chance.”

Judge Brenda Penny, who oversees the case, will need to approve the move.


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Tuesday’s filing cited how Spears’ “impassioned plea” to end the legal arrangement in a June 23 speech in court gave a jolt to those who wanted to see her freed from it, quoting from the transcript of that afternoon.

“I just want my life back,” Spears said. “And it’s been 13 years and it’s enough. It’s been a long time since I’ve owned my money. And it’s my wish and my dream for all of this to end without being tested.”

Tuesday’s filing also notes that Spears said she did not know she could file a petition to end the conservatorship, which she has yet to do. It says that Penny’s decision to allow her to select Mathew Rosengart as her attorney demonstrates that the court trusts her with major choices. And it says evidence shows she has apparently “demonstrated a level of independence” by doing things like driving herself around Southern California.

It also cites her desire to make her own decisions on therapy and other medical care.

Spears has attempted to have her father removed as her conservator multiple times. Most recently, Spears accused her father of “conservatorship abuse” and claimed she wanted to press charges against Jamie.

A petition from Spears’ attorney to remove him was to be heard at the next hearing in the case on Sept. 29.

Britney Spears' father, Jamie, filed a petition to have the court consider ending her conservatorship. Jamie has been in control of Spears' finances since 2009.

Britney Spears’ father, Jamie, filed a petition to have the court consider ending her conservatorship. Jamie has been in control of Spears’ finances since 2009. (Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

Spears has given the conservatorship’s initial existence credit for keeping her career afloat, though she has now put her work entirely on hold for more than two years.

Spears revealed the restrictions she’s been living under during a court hearing in June. The “Gimme More” singer claimed she was not allowed to remove her contraception device or get married.


“I would like to progressively move forward and I want to have the real deal, I want to be able to get married and have a baby,” she said when asking Judge Brenda Penny to terminate the conservatorship. “I was told right now in the conservatorship, I’m not able to get married or have a baby.”

“I wanted to take the [IUD] out so I could start trying to have another baby,” Spears continued. “But this so-called team won’t let me go to the doctor to take it out because they don’t want me to have children – any more children.”

Jamie called for a court investigation of these and other allegations, saying they were issues that were beyond his control because he had stepped down as conservator of his daughter’s person, handing the role off to court-appointed professional Jodi Montgomery.


Spears has been dating personal trainer Sam Asghari since 2016. The couple met while on set filming her music video for “Slumber Party.”

A rep for Jamie Spears did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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