US Weekly reported on Monday (September 14) that the pop titan's family "is at war with each other" over the legal restraints, which sees her court-appointed guardian control every professional and personal decision she makes. Her father, Jamie Spears, temporarily stepped down from the role as her conservatorship in September 2019, citing "personal health reasons" and shortly after reportedly manhandling one of her sons. While he continues to oversee her estate, a a licensed fiduciary named Jodi Montgomery has taken his place over her personhood until February 2021. However, Spears still wants her father far away from the role and for her case not to be "hidden away in a closet as a family secret" as we've learned from recent court documents.
"Britney is remarkably resilient and is very engaged in the conservatorship, whereas in years prior, she wasn’t at all," the source told the celebrity gossip outlet. "She would never ask questions about it or go to court."
Meanwhile, her mother, Lynne Spears, is seemingly on the entertainer's side, pushing for the star to have more autonomy over her life. She and Jamie divorced in 2002. "Lynne wants a care plan established that would transition Britney’s personal life out of the conservatorship. Jamie has told her that Britney needs long-term monitoring, and he doesn’t think she is prepared to take such a drastic action," the source explained. "With the conservatorship being extended until the beginning of 2021, Jamie was relieved because all he wants is to keep Britney safe and at her best."
Brother Bryan Spears, who previously admitted that the singer has "always wanted to get out of" the conservatorship has reportedly tried be "the peacemaker" for the family.
The conservatorship, which is typically meant for the elderly or gravely sick, has also taken a toll on Spears' motherhood and the rights to see her children Sean Preston, 14, and Jayden James, 13. "Britney wants to live her life on her terms and is very displeased with the current custody arrangement," the source continued. "She needs to see the boys much more than she currently is."
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