Britney Spears is not on board with the idea of her father returning as her sole conservator.
According to a court filing submitted on Monday in Los Angeles, the iconic singer is “strongly opposed” to her 68-year-old father Jamie Spears returning as the sole conservator of her affairs and finances. Her father stepped down from his role of overseeing her conservatorship last year after more than a decade.
Spears now “strongly prefers” that Jodi Montgomery, the licensed conservator who took over Jamie’s post in September, “continue in that role as [she] has done for nearly a year,” the documents say.
“We are now at a point where the conservatorship must be changed substantially in order to reflect the major changes in her current lifestyle and her stated wishes,” Spears’ attorney says in the filing.
“Without in any way waiving her right to seek termination of this conservatorship in the future, BRITNEY would like Ms. MONTGOMERY’s appointment as conservator of her person to be made permanent.”
According to the documents, Spears is also “strongly opposed” to Jamie “continuing as sole conservator of her estate” and instead “strongly prefers to have a qualified corporate fiduciary appointed to serve in this role.”
Her new requests will likely be “aggressively contested” by Jamie, though they are “in her best interests,” Spears’ attorney says in the filing.
Britney “does not want to perform at this time” and would like to hire a law firm with “substantial expertise in handling contested litigation in a highly complex case such as this one through trial,” according to the court filing.