Jamie Spears’ lawyers believe that the latest ruling in the battle for the guardianship of Britney Spears and her father shows that the courts do not believe he wants to do her any harm.
Last week, a judge ruled that the Jamie and Bessemer Trust will now have equal power over the pop singer’s finances. The decision came after Jamie filed a proposed order in which he argued that some of his powers were stripped when he and the Bessemer Trust became co-curators of Britney’s estate in November. In addition to being empowered, the Jamie and Bessemer Trust were ordered to work together on an investment plan and budget proposal for the future.
In a recent statement to ET, Jamie’s legal team, Vivian L. Thoreen, Holland & Knight LLP, shared why this court decision is so important.
“The Probate Court rulings show the court’s confidence in our client Jamie Spears and Bessemer Trust to jointly manage the guardianship of Ms. Spears’ estate. My client looks forward to working with Bessemer to continue an investment strategy in the best interest of her daughter. The Probate Court has a lot of experience in these matters and takes them very seriously, “reads part of the statement. “From the beginning, the court has closely monitored Britney’s situation, including annual accounts and in-depth reviews and recommendations from a highly experienced and dedicated court investigator.”
The statement concluded: “… My client, Jamie Spears, has diligently and professionally carried out his duties as one of Britney’s curators, and his love for her daughter and dedication to protecting her is clearly evident to the court.”
Meanwhile, Britney’s lawyers don’t see Jamie as the best person to oversee the 39-year-old singer’s guardianship and have repeatedly pointed out that Britney does not want her father as a co-conservator.
A conservatorship is legally defined as a court case in which a judge appoints an individual or organization, called a conservator, to care for someone who “cannot take care of himself” or who cannot manage his own finances, according to the Judicial Branch. Of California.
In 2008, Jamie was granted guardianship after Britney allegedly struggled with mental health issues and was hospitalized. After Britney was released, a Los Angeles court made the guardianship permanent, giving her father and another co-conservator at the time power over her finances and medical decisions.
Britney’s guardianship was recently extended until September 3, 2021. The next court date in the matter is set for March 17.