Entertainment Music Britney Spears' Attorney Speaks Out After Dad Jamie Is Suspended as Her Conservator: 'We're All Very Happy' Britney Spears' dad Jamie Spears was suspended as the conservator of her estate on Wednesday after 13 years By Rachel DeSantis, Rachel DeSantis Instagram Twitter Rachel DeSantis is a writer/reporter covering music at PEOPLE. She has held various roles since joining the brand in 2019, and was previously a member of the human interest team. As a music writer, Rachel interviews everyone from rock-and-roll legends to up-and-coming stars for magazine feature stories and digital news stories. Rachel is based in New York City, and previously worked as an entertainment reporter at the New York Daily News after getting her start as an Entertainment Weekly intern. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Maryland. People Editorial Guidelines Tomás Mier, and Brianne Tracy Brianne Tracy Instagram Twitter Brianne Tracy is a staff writer on the PEOPLE music team. She has been with the brand since starting as an intern nearly six years ago, covering all things entertainment across print and digital platforms. She earned her Bachelors in Broadcast Journalism at the University of Southern California and has been seen on Good Morning America. People Editorial Guidelines Published on September 29, 2021 08:05 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Britney Spears' lawyer is speaking out after a long-awaited hearing that saw her father, Jamie Spears, suspended as the conservator of her estate. Addressing the crowd outside the courtroom Wednesday, attorney Mathew Rosengart told reporters Jamie "is suspended today. [The next court date of] Nov. 12 will be about the termination of the entire conservatorship. It's a great day for justice. She's very happy. We're all very happy." When asked by PEOPLE if he has spoken to Britney yet, Rosengart replied, "We've been in communication. I don't get into discussions with my client. We're all happy." Spears, 39, posted to Instagram shortly thereafter, sharing a video of herself in a plane captioned, "On Cloud 9 right now." "This was a monumental win for Britney and for justice," Rosengart added in a later statement. Sam Asghari Celebrates Jamie Spears' Suspension as Fiancée Britney's Conservator: 'She Did This' Spears and Rosengart had previously asked the court to suspend Jamie, 69, and formally appoint a temporary successor — a request that was finally granted on Wednesday by Judge Brenda Penny. Britney Spears. getty "[This decision is] in the best interest of the conservatee, which is my goal," Penny said. CPA John Zabel was appointed as a temporary replacement in Jamie's place, and will hold the post until Dec. 31. RELATED VIDEO: Jamie Spears Suspended: Experts Explain What This Means for Britney Spears' Conservatorship Britney did not attend the hearing, though her father and mother, Lynne Spears, called in via audio. Jamie's attorney, Vivian Thoreen, told the court that her client had not spoken to his daughter "in many months, but [would] love to." Britney Spears' Father Jamie Is Suspended as Conservator of Her Estate After 13 Years "Everything Jamie has done is in [Britney's] best interest," Thoreen said. During the hearing, Rosengart accused Jamie Spears of being "cruel" and "abusive" toward Britney, and noted that his client "wants," "needs" and "deserves an orderly transition." Britney Spears, Jamie Spears. getty; Alex Berliner/Shutterstock He also made note of a 2019 restraining order that Britney's two teen sons, Sean Preston, 16, and Jayden James, 15, and were granted against their grandfather. Later, he told the court, "I believe we'll find evidence of his corruption." "This man does not belong in her life for another day," Rosengart said. "He must be suspended today. Britney Spears is pleading for it. This is a very easy decision. ... My client will be so extraordinarily distraught if Mr. Spears remains conservator for one more day. ... If he cares about his daughter, he will resign today." The "Piece of Me" singer has been looking to regain her independence since she was placed under a conservatorship 13 years ago. Jodi Montgomery, her longtime care manager, remains her personal conservator after temporarily stepping into the role in place of Jamie in September 2019. Sam Asghari Says Britney Spears Documentaries Have Left Him with a 'Bad Aftertaste' Wednesday's hearing came weeks after Rosengart and Jamie Spears both officially filed to end Britney's conservatorship, with each claiming that it no longer served a purpose and should be terminated immediately. Rosengart had pushed to have Jamie suspended, though Jamie had previously requested that the court allow him to step down instead. Just days before he was suspended, Jamie requested that Britney's petition for a temporary conservator be denied, in part because he and his legal team expected the conservatorship to end soon. Jamie's suspension was celebrated on social media by Britney's fiancé Sam Asghari, 27, who wrote, "Congratulations!!!!!!!!!" on his Instagram story.