Victory at last as Britney Spears’ conservatorship ends

During a hearing on Friday, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny dissolved the court-ordered agreement.

Spears’ lawyer, Matthew Rosengart, told the court that a “safety net” is in place for the singer’s finances and personal care.

“The time has come today to end the conservatorship,” Rosengart said, thanking the judge,

Assets will now be transferred from the temporary conservator of Spears’ estate to the singer’s trust, Judge Penny said.

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According to the judge, Spears will not be compelled to undergo a medical examination. There were no challenges to the decision.
According to the judge, the next court dates are Dec. 8 and Jan. 19, when a petition for substituted judgment will be addressed.

The hearing was not attended by Spears. Hundreds of Spears’ supporters erupted in passionate cheers outside the courthouse after the judgment. The actress expressed her gratitude in an Instagram post on Friday afternoon.

“Good God I love my fans so much it’s crazy,” Spears wrote. “I think I’m gonna cry the rest of the day !!!! Best day ever … praise the Lord … can I get an Amen???? #FreedBritney”

The Grammy winner’s court victory comes after a difficult legal struggle with her father, Jamie Spears, who was recently suspended as her conservator. He had been in charge of her finances and medical decisions since 2008.

The two had sparred in court several times in the previous year, but things reached a breaking point this summer during two emotional statements given by the singer.

Spears asked with the judge to put an end to the conservatorship, which she described as “abusive.” She also said she was forced to perform, use birth control, and take medication against her will over the years.

“I just want my life back. It’s been 13 years and it’s enough,” she said during a hearing in June.

Although Spears secured an end to her conservatorship, the legal battle between the star and her father is far from over.

Last month, Rosengart filed a 110-page petition last month requesting to depose the elder Spears, as well as asking for discovery related to alleged surveillance of the pop star. This is a direct result of The New York Times’ report that her father illegally placed recording devices in her bedroom without her consent.

CNN has not been able to independently confirm these allegations. An attorney for Spears’ father has denied this.
Spears has said she plans to take some time to enjoy her life before sharing her future professional plans. She is engaged to marry her longtime partner Sam Asghari, and said in a recent social media post that she feels she has “a lot of healing to do.”