Britney Spears asks to address court over conservatorship case

Britney Spears asks to address court over conservatorship case
The singer has been under the legal arrangement for 13 years. Spurce: Reuters
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Daily US Times: Britney Spears’s lawyer says she has requested to speak directly about her conservatorship in court.

Jamie Spears, the singer’s father, was granted control over her personal and business affairs in a court-ordered conservatorship in 2008.

The order was originally granted after Spears was hospitalised amid concerns over her mental health.

Earlier this year, a documentary has sparked renewed scrutiny over the arrangement.

Samuel Ingham told the court on Tuesday: “My client has requested a hearing at which she can address the court directly,” adding that his client had “asked that it be done on an expedited basis”.

The judge set a hearing date for the appeal 23 June.

It is not clear if the singer will appear in person and, if she does, what she will say.

Britney Spears has previously indicated through lawyers that she no longer wants her father to oversee her personal affairs.

After she was admitted to hospital for psychiatric assessment in 2008, following a series of public incidents that raised concerns about her welfare, Jamie Spears was originally made his daughter’s temporary conservator.

Exact details of the singer’s order have not been made public but a conservatorship is granted by a court for individuals who are unable to make their own decisions, like those mental illnesses and dementia.

Spears’ conservatorship is split into two parts – one is for her as a person and the other is for her estate and financial affairs.

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