Britney Spears’ father is set to drop the singer’s legal and personal supervision after a judge in California ruled on Wednesday that the pop star is living independently of her father and a lawyer.
In the February 2, 2019 decision, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Reva Goetz determined that Spears is capable of conservatorship case management, something the pop star underwent for more than a decade.
Her father, Jamie Spears, is to relinquish his guardianship of the singer by June 30, 2019.
The singer was placed under the conservatorship in early 2008, shortly after her conservatorship began. Spears, then 32, was “inundated with statements made to the media accusing her of drug use, drink driving, involvement in custody disputes, and more,” the court document states.
The court granted the arrangement for conservatorship in December 2008, and Spears remained under the supervision of her father until 2017. That year, she was found living at a hotel after making threatening comments to her mother and conservators, among other allegations. Spears was placed under psychiatric evaluation at Cedars-Sinai Hospital, then released into the care of her brother after a psychiatric evaluation.
Britney Spears and Kevin Federline
The singer was described as being on an “immediate path to ruin” in a 2008 conservatorship report from the Los Angeles Superior Court.
Her conservatorship petition was withdrawn on November 28, 2017, after Spears regained “her strength, health and well-being” from outside sources.
Spears has not publicly commented on the court decision.