Britney Spears has been granted a status hearing to go directly to court in her guardianship case.
ET learned that during Tuesday’s hearing, the singer’s attorney, Samuel Ingham, shared that Britney “requested” that he “seek a status hearing in court where she can address the court directly.” Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny approved and scheduled a hearing on June 23 to allow the singer to express herself in some way.
All parties involved, including Britney’s parents, Jamie Spears and Lynne Spears, and their attorneys, as well as Britney’s temporary conservator, Jodi Montgomery, and Montgomery’s attorneys, attended remotely.
Britney has been under his guardianship for 13 years and, through Ingham, has expressed that she does not want her father to act as her guardian.
In recently filed court documents obtained by ET, the Holland & Knight law firm, representing Jamie, asked the court to vacate an objection filed by the singer’s mother on behalf of her daughter.
Lynne recently filed an objection challenging the attorneys’ fees Jamie has requested amid the battle for Britney’s guardianship. Lynne objected to Jamie’s request for approval and payment of more than $ 890,000 for him and his attorneys, as well as related fees and expenses charged to the estate.
According to documents filed by Holland & Knight on Tuesday, the law firm asserts that Lynne’s objections are unfounded and asserts that she “is not acting in the best interest of her daughter.” ET reported last month, if the court approves it, Britney will have to pay nearly $ 2 million to her father’s attorneys.
During Tuesday’s hearing, the judge also set July 14 as the next date on which all accounting and fee issues will be discussed.
While Britney hasn’t spoken publicly in detail about her guardianship, a couple of weeks ago, she assured her fans that she was doing well.
“Yes, I am totally fine. I am extremely happy, I have a beautiful house, beautiful children,” he said in an Instagram video, answering questions from fans. The singer shares two sons, Jayden James, 14, and Sean Preston, 15, with her ex-husband Kevin Federline. “I’m taking a break right now because I’m having fun.”
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