The resignation to manage the guardianship of her daughter Britney Spears announced by Jamie Spears this Thursday, August 12, marks a great step forward in the singer’s request to “regain her freedom.” However, there is still a long way to go.
The guardianship of the singer should not end, but simply be conferred on someone else.
Jamie Spears himself says he is “working with the court and his daughter’s new attorney to prepare for a smooth transition to a new guardian.”
“Mr. Spears continues to serve conscientiously and should not be suspended or fired, and certainly not on the basis of false accusations. Spears is ready to resign when the time is right, but the transition must be orderly and include a resolution of pending court cases. »Stated his lawyer.
David Glass, a licensed family law attorney not involved in the case, told Fox News: “The next step is for Britney and her legal team to nominate the same person that they already proposed. Or work with Jamie and his attorney to find a good third party who could step in as a guardian. In any case, this tutor will need to be a professional accountant, or a person who does this for a living and is licensed and guaranteed to do so, or a financial institution like one of the big banks that does these things regularly. “.
Britney’s attorney, Matthew Rosengart, who was appointed last month, had filed a petition asking the court to remove Jamie as guardian to replace him with Jason Rubin, a professional accountant. The court could rule on this point at the next hearing that will take place on September 29.
Jamie Spears’ resignation comes after the 39-year-old singer asked the court to fire her father, claiming that the complex legal arrangement that controlled her life and career was abusive. On this issue, Mr. Rosengart, Britney’s lawyer, said that an investigation would continue into the actions of those involved in the management of the guardianship.
Britney Spears has been under a controversial guardianship for 13 years, which left her father in full control over her career, finances and personal life. Since 2019, Jodi Montgomery, a licensed tutor, had been entrusted with part of this management in the wake of Jamie Spears’ health problems. Last March Britney Spears asked to be fully entrusted with the management of the guardianship.
On June 23, the star spoke for the first time in court and revealed that she no longer wanted to “be anyone’s slave.” “I told the whole world that everything is fine and that I am happy. It was a lie. I was in denial. In the crash. I am traumatized. Today I tell you the truth: I am not happy. I no longer sleep. I’m so pissed off it drives me crazy. I’m depressed and cry every night, “she added before specifying that among the prohibitions they imposed on her was not having other children. “I want to be able to get married and have a baby. I have an IUD, so I can’t get pregnant. They don’t want me to have a child, ”he said, assuring that his father objected to his desire to withdraw his contraception.
In self-defense, Jamie Spears had said that Montgomery was the only person “wholly responsible” for Britney’s daily personal care and medical treatment for the past two years.