The saga around who controls Britney Spears’ finances continues. Spears says that she wants Jodi Montgomery, who has been in charge of handling many of Spears’ personal affairs for about two years now, to be hired permanently as full-time conservator of her person (which is different from being the conservator of her estate). However, her lawyer wants to reserve the right to end the conservatorship, gossip web site TMZ reports.
Additionally, the documents note that she wants her father Jamie Spears to resign from the position.
Per TMZ, the paperwork states that Britney claims Jamie relinquished his conservatorship power temporarily in September of 2019, appointing Jodi as temporary conservator of her person as a replacement. Apparently, Britney’s father has no objections to the change.
The difference between the conservator of Britney’s person versus Britney’s estate is that the latter still has Jamie as co-conservator alongside Bessemer Trust Company. This means that Jamie still has control in her finances and business decisions. Montgomery is in charge of Britney’s personal decisions, which entails what her day-to-day looks like.
The court documents lay out precisely what they want Jodi to appoint pertaining to Britney’s well-being — which includes power to limit visitors (as long as she isn’t restricted from access to counsel), retain caretakers and security guards for Britney, prosecute civil harassment restraining orders that may arise, and the power to communicate with medical personnel with respect to any treatment for Britney.
According to the court document filed by Britney’s team, the following was underlined and in bold: “Petitioner expressly reserves the right to petition for termination of this conservatorship under Probate Code section 1861. Nothing in the within petition shall be deemed to constitute a waiver of that right.”