Spears will return to her Malibu home after seven years under the supervision of an independent attorney
A judge on Friday formally dissolved Britney Spears’ conservatorship and ordered the singer’s residency at a California rehab facility she has attended on and off since 2013 to continue.
Britney Spears’ children – all père et fils – handed back to their father
Spears’ children, Sean Preston, 12, and Jayden James, 11, were handed back to their father, Jamie Spears, and put into the care of a state-appointed guardian, Samantha Ronson, at the request of the singer’s former conservators.
Her final conservatorship “is officially dissolved” at the request of her attorneys, according to Superior Court Judge Reva Goetz in Los Angeles.
Spears, now 35, has spent close to seven years under the supervision of an independent attorney, lawyer Andrew Wallet, since her father, Jamie Spears, effectively took control of her legal and personal affairs after her 2007 meltdown.
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The singer underwent a mid-life transformation after dealing with a series of mental health problems, and has released two albums and toured numerous times in the past four years.
The conservatorship served to maintain the singer’s image despite her falling out with former manager Sam Lutfi and a divorce from Kevin Federline in 2007 and one from Jason Alexander in 2008, who won 50/50 custody of the two boys.
Court records indicated Britney Spears left Promises in Malibu, a treatment facility that specializes in the care of alcoholics and drug addicts, in April, with a letter from her father asking that she be allowed to “sign her own prescriptions” for medication and that the facility continue providing her with mental health counselling.
The singer’s attorneys objected in May, with Jay Lippman arguing that the singer had sufficient care on site, although Larry Rudolph, an adviser to Spears, told Goetz “she’s doing just fine”.
Goetz approved the agreement, saying Spears has the capacity to manage her affairs, subject to periodic visits with her psychologist and doctor.
Jamie Spears received sole custody of his children on Friday. The court order said the conservatorship ends Sunday, but that the judge asked her attorneys to recommend a new conservatorship administrator, which they can file within 30 days.
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