Guardianship of Britney Spears: Judge Rules Dad Jamie and Bessemer Trust Have Equal Power Over Finances

A judge ruled that Britney Spears’ father, Jamie Spears, and the Bessemer Trust will have equal power over their finances, according to court documents obtained by ET.

The decision was made Thursday, after Jamie filed a proposed order arguing that some of his powers were stripped when he and the Bessemer Trust became co-curators of Britney’s estate in November. Britney’s lawyer, Samuel Ingham, had previously stated that “it would be very damaging to Britney’s interests” to give Jamie more control over her estate.

According to the documents, during Thursday’s hearing, Jamie’s attorney, Vivian Thoreen, argued that the Bessemer Trust should have the same power, but that Jamie should still have some of the powers vested in him when he became the sole conservator of the inheritance in 2019, as being able to delegate investments.

Meanwhile, Ingham said he believed that the language Jamie used created confusion and would allow him to select his own investors outside of Bessemer Trust. Also present was the lawyer for the singer’s mother, Lynne Spear.

According to the documents, Ingham once again stated that it is no secret that Britney does not want her father as a co-curator, noting that his removal is a separate issue. However, Thoreen stated that in 2019, Britney allegedly agreed to have her father become the sole conservator of the property after Andrew Wallet left, according to documents.

In the end, the judge overrode Jaime’s objections and signed the order giving him and the Bessemer Trust equal power. Both parties will work together on an investment plan and budget proposal for the future. The next court date is set for March 17.

In December, the guardianship of the singer of “Sometimes” was extended until September 3, 2021.

Britney and her guardianship, meanwhile, have been making headlines after The New York Times‘Not authorized Framing Britney Spears documentary released last week. The doctor explores everything from the pop star’s rise to fame to her performance in the media, along with her ongoing guardianship battle with her father.

Britney apparently reacted to the new documentary on her own Instagram account. On Tuesday, the 39-year-old singer posted a video of herself performing “Toxic” three years ago.

“I will always love being on stage … but I’m taking the time to learn and be a normal person,” he captioned. “I just love enjoying the basics of everyday life !!!!”

“Each person has their story and their opinion on other people’s stories! We all have so many different and beautiful lives bright🌸🌷🌼 !!!” She continued. “Remember, no matter what we think we know about a person’s life, it is nothing compared to the real person who lives behind the lens 📷✨ !!!!”

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