Britney Spears may finally be free from the clutches of her conservators. On Monday, the entertainer filed a petition to end her personal attorney, which she herself controlled. The court will rule on whether this should happen tomorrow.
Prior to Spears’ hearing this week, the judge who has held power over her remains as separate as they come. Currently, Britney’s father, Jamie Spears, is in charge of her health, finances and legal matters.
Spears and her father are at an impasse in a custody dispute regarding her two sons, Preston, 11, and Jayden, 10. They have been estranged since 2012, when Spears’ father did not allow his daughter’s boyfriend, Kevin Federline, to see the boys. The ex-couple eventually divorced.
On top of the 10-day trial, which began in May and continued Monday, Spears will also have to go through a two-month mental evaluation that the LA Times reports could lead to a change in the proceedings.
Spears’ attorney must prove she is medically fit for trial to end the conservatorship. Under the B conservatorship, authorities have similar control over Spears’ finances and she remains under 24-hour medical surveillance. The conservatorship does not impact any of Spears’ public performances.