Britney Spears Officially Requests For Father To Be Removed From Conservatorship
Britney Spears’s new lawyer, Mathew Rosengart, promised to move aggressively to oust Jamie Spears if the singer’s father didn’t step down from the conservatorship voluntarily — and that’s exactly what the former federal prosecutor did on Monday.
Rosengart petitioned to have the elder Spears removed as conservator of her estate, asking the court to instead appoint CPA, Jason Rubin.
According to Rubin’s website, he has “managed complex trust portfolios containing real estate and other financial assets valued over $35 million.”
Britney’s estate was previously estimated to be around $60 million. Rubin has also worked “on financial elder abuse litigation.” The “Toxic” singer has accused her father of conservatorship abuse, saying he and others who have profited off the legal guardianship should be in jail.
The filings come as Judge Brenda Penny approved Bessemer Trust’s request to withdraw as co-conservator of Britney’s finances, leaving only her father in charge.
Some supporters of the #FreeBritney movement are wondering why the singer’s attorney didn’t petition to end the conservatorship altogether, but the legal nuances are more complicated.
“Although Britney’s attorney will likely file a petition to terminate the conservatorship soon, that process will take time for the court to decide because the court has not acted on its own to end the conservatorship. Meanwhile, Britney’s attorney wants Jamie to be replaced immediately to avoid further damage,” attorney Cristopher Melcher, of Walzer Melcher, tells Yahoo Entertainment.
“With Bessemer Trust allowed to resign, it leaves Jamie Spears as the sole conservator over the estate, meaning he has complete control over Britney’s finances. Jamie is not a professional fiduciary and has no qualifications to manage an estate like Britney’s,” he adds.