Here is the unanswered question of Britney Spears’ fight for guardianship

By on September 10, 2021 0

Now that Jamie Spears has officially decided to end the controversial 13-year-old guardianship of his pop star daughter, it begs the question of when the arrangement will actually expire – and whether Britney’s burning complaints of abuse Spears will be officially dealt with.

At least for now, the trusteeship, which has come under intense public scrutiny since its inception over a decade ago, is still in place.

Still, the elder Spears filed a petition this week, saying Britney Spears’ situation had changed “to such an extent that the grounds for establishing guardianship may no longer exist” – and signaled that the arrangement was no longer needed.

Britney Spears’ attorney, Matthew Rosengart, responded to the filing in a statement to Yahoo Finance, calling it a “massive legal victory” as well as a major “claim” for the 39-year-old pop star.

“To the extent that Mr. Spears thinks he can try to avoid liability and justice, including appearing for an affidavit and responding to other sworn findings, he is wrong and our investigation into the financial mismanagement and other problems will continue, ”Rosengart warned.

“I think it’s a good sign that things are improving for Britney,” Los Angeles-based lawyer Benny Roshan, who chairs Greenberg Glusker’s trust and estate litigation group, told Yahoo Finance. .

However, Roshan questioned the approach of the pop star’s legal team.

“But the real question for me is how will Britney’s lawyers respond to this petition in a way that will give Britney the full relief she wants? Will there be accountability?” Roshan asked.

She called Rosengart’s approach “cautious” and “measured” because it did not seek to end the guardianship immediately.

“Now that Britney’s dad has called for an end of the guardianship, what is that extra thing that is going to add that responsibility for the abuse that has occurred throughout the guardianship?” she wondered.

“Now we will have to speed up justice for Britney,” she continued.

Jamie Spears’ legal team did not immediately respond to a request from Yahoo Finance.

Mathew Rosengart, attorney for pop star Britney Spears, issues a statement to the media on the day of a guardianship case hearing at the Stanley Mosk courthouse in Los Angeles, California, United States, July 26, 2021. REUTERS / Mario Anzuoni

“So far it’s all been talk. Now people are going to have to walk.”Benny Roshan, Chairman of Greenberg Glusker’s Trust and Estate Litigation Group

The next court hearing is set for September 29, although Jamie’s request for termination will not be heard until a separate trial currently scheduled for January 2022.

However, Jamie Spears’ attorneys “basically took the spur of what’s to come next,” Roshan said, explaining that the new case essentially makes the Sept. 29 hearing a “non-event.”

Responsibility now rests with Britney’s legal team, which “will have to decide what the response to the termination motion will be,” the lawyer added. Roshan said one possibility could be Britney’s team file a “liability part” response.

“So far, it’s all been talk. Now people are going to have to walk,” she added.

Alexandra is a producer and entertainment correspondent at Yahoo Finance. Follow her on Twitter @ alliecanal8193

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