Britney Spears’ father has filed documents to renounce custody

For the application to enter into force, it must be considered by the court.

James Spears, the father of singer Britney Spears, filed a petition in a Los Angeles (California) court asking for the termination of custody of his daughter. CNN reported this.

“If Ms. Spears wants custody of her to be terminated, and believes that she will be able to cope with an independent life, Mr. Spears believes that she should be given such a chance,” the TV channel quotes an excerpt from the statement of the singer’s father.

For the entry into force of this petition, it must be considered by the court. The next hearing in this case is scheduled for September 29.

In 2008, Spears was declared partially incapacitated due to drug problems and concerns about her mental health. For more than 10 years, the singer’s finances, including a multimillion-dollar trust fund, were controlled by her father and a court-appointed lawyer. The singer’s father also made many decisions regarding her career, treatment, and personal life. Some fans of the singer claimed that she did not want this but was forced to agree.

In 2019, manager Jodi Montgomery became one of Spears ‘ guardians. The singer’s father at that time had serious health problems; he had several surgical operations. In 2020, the court-appointed lawyer of Britney Spears asked to change the terms of custody and remove the performer’s father from her. In this case, control of the state would pass to Montgomery. In July of this year, the singer personally appeared in court and, in her speech, asked to cancel the guardianship over her that has been going on for about 13 years.

The singer’s fortune is estimated at about $60 million. Spears is the winner of some music awards, including a Grammy.

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Author: Oleg Ceban
Graduated from University of Oxford. Previously, he worked in various diferent news media. Currently, it is a columnist of the world news section in the Free News editors.
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