Britney Spears' Father Jamie Petitions to End Her Conservatorship After 13 Years

Jamie Spears previously stated he would consider stepping down from his role as conservatorship of Britney's estate "when the time is right"

britney and jamie spears
Britney Spears, Jamie Spears. Photo: getty; Alex Berliner/Shutterstock

Jamie Spears has filed to end his daughter Britney Spears' conservatorship after 13 years, PEOPLE confirms.

According to court documents obtained by PEOPLE, Jamie, 69, stated in his filing on Tuesday that Britney may no longer need a conservatorship. A move that Britney's team has branded a "massive legal victory" for the singer.

After stepping down as the conservatorship of her person in late 2019, Jamie has remained in charge of his daughter's finances as a conservator of her estate.

Britney "is entitled to have this Court now seriously consider whether this conservatorship is no longer required," the filing states.

For more on Jamie Spears filing to end Britney Spears' conservatorship and other top stories, listen below to our daily podcast PEOPLE Every Day.

"Recent events related to this conservatorship have called into question whether circumstances have changed to such an extent that grounds for establishment of a conservatorship may no longer exist," the filing continues.

Jamie's petition goes on to reference what Britney had said during several explosive court hearings over the summer: "Ms. Spears has told this Court that she wants control of her life back without the safety rails of a conservatorship."

britney spears and sam asghari
Britney Spears and boyfriend Sam Asghari. Vivien Killilea/Getty

"She wants to be able to make decisions regarding her own medical care, deciding when, where and how often to get therapy. She wants to control the money she has made from her career and spend it without supervision or oversight. She wants to be able to get married and have a baby, if she so chooses," the petition continues.

"In short, she wants to live her life as she chooses without the constraints of a conservator or court proceeding," states the petition.

The petition, did, however, defend the initial establishment of a conservatorship.

"The conservatorship has helped Ms. Spears get through a major life crisis, rehabilitate and advance her career, and put her finances and her affairs in order," the petition says of the 13-year-old decision.

According to the petition, Jamie now believes his daughter is "entitled to have this court now seriously consider whether this conservatorship is no longer required."

RELATED VIDEO: Britney Spears' Dad Says He'll Step Down as Conservator 'When the Time Is Right,' Slams Ex Lynne

"As Mr. Spears has said again and again, all he wants is what is best for his daughter," the filing says. "If Ms. Spears wants to terminate the conservatorship and believes that she can handle her own life, Mr. Spears believes that she should get that chance."

Britney's attorney Mathew Rosengart tells PEOPLE that Tuesday's filing "represents a massive legal victory for Britney Spears, as well as vindication."

"Having exposed his misconduct and improper plan to hold his daughter hostage by trying to extract a multi-million dollar settlement, Mr. Spears has now effectively surrendered. There is no settlement," Rosengart said in a statement to PEOPLE.

"To the extent Mr. Spears believes he can try to avoid accountability and justice, including sitting for a sworn deposition and answering other discovery under oath, he is incorrect and our investigation into financial mismanagement and other issues will continue."

NBC News was first to report the news of Jamie's petition.

The petition comes after months of scrutiny for Jamie who has been at the center of the conservatorship conversation for years, and also comes just a month after telling the court that he'd step away only "when the time is right."

At two hearings in June and July, Britney, 39, accused her father of conservatorship abuse.

Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free weekly newsletter to get the biggest news of the week delivered to your inbox every Friday.

In an Aug. 12 filing, Britney's father slammed the "unjustified attacks" against him, adding that there were "no actual grounds for suspending or removing" him from the role after Britney's attorney Rosengart filed a motion to remove him from his role and replace him with a CPA.

"It is highly debatable whether a change in conservator at this time would be in Ms. Spears' best interests," Jamie's August filing stated.

"Mr. Spears is willing to step down when the time is right, but the transition needs to be orderly and include a resolution of matters pending before the Court. In order to reach that result, the Court should encourage all interested parties to meet and confer in order to resolve those pending matters in the best interests of Ms. Spears."

RELATED VIDEO: Britney Spears Breaks Silence After Conservatorship Hearing: 'I Apologize for Pretending Like I've Been OK'

The August filing defended Jamie for helping Britney when she was "in crisis, desperately in need of help" after she was "suffering mentally and emotionally" and "being manipulated by predators" 13 years ago.

"Mr. Spears came to his daughter's rescue to protect her," the document read.

Before the Aug. 12 filing from Jamie, Britney's attorney Rosengart had requested that the court expedite his request to remove Jamie from his role. Both Britney's conservator and medical team expressed support for the move.

britney spears
Britney Spears. Nicholas Hunt/Filmmagic

"Although a two-month wait for a hearing on the Petition may not seem significant in the context of 13 years, Ms. Spears should not be forced to continue to feel traumatized, lose sleep, and suffer further," Rosengart stated in a request, which was denied then. "Every day matters."

After Britney's emotional testimony on June 23, during which she alleged abuse by her conservators, Thoreen told the court Jamie was "sorry" to see his daughter in pain. And in a recent filing, Thoreen insisted Jamie's "sole motivation has been his unconditional love for his daughter and a fierce desire to protect her from those trying to take advantage of her.

Related Articles