Britney Spears’ father, Jamie Spears, will eventually step away from his role as conservator to her estate once a proper plan is set in place, according to new court filings released this Thursday.
David Glass, a certified family law attorney who is not involved in the case, recently spoke to the media about what Britney and her team need to do next in order to give the pop star her proper freedom.
“The next step is that Britney and her legal team need to either propose the same person that they’ve been proposing, take over the conservatorship, or else work with Jamie and his attorney to find an agreeable third party who could step in as the conservator.”
“Either way, that conservator is going to be a professional fiduciary, either an individual who does this for a living and is licensed and bonded or a financial institution like one of the big banks who do these things regularly,” added Glass.
Spears’ new attorney Mathew Rosengart shared the name of the individual that Britney wants to manage her conservatorship in court filings last week. The court documents claim that Jason Rubin has been nominated to be appointed as the conservatorship of her estate.
Rosengart spoke at a press conference after requesting Rubin as new conservator, in which he claimed that the Los Angeles Superior Court and his team “were moving aggressively and expeditiously to have Jamie Spears removed from the conservatorship.”
Rubin is a long-practicing certified public accountant who would have the power to “obtain all documents and records relating to [Spears] and her assets, whether held in her name or in the name of another, all contracts, information relating to credit cards, bank statements, estate planning documents, receivables, and any and all powers of attorney,” according to official documents.
Christopher Melcher is another family attorney who’s not directly involved in the case, but has been following it closely. He claims that the Spears estate still has a lot of money on the line as it pertains to the expenses that Jamie Spears will be seeking payment for; earlier this year he requested his daughter pay nearly $2 million of his own legal fees.
“What Jamie Spears filed today is by no means an unconditional resignation. He’s asking for $1.2 million in attorney fees and additional compensation. It’s inappropriate for him to condition his resignation on receiving material benefits.”
Melcher explained that Jamie’s “resignation” reads more like a “condition-of-surrender.”
“The half-million dollars plus Jamie is asking for in crisis communication and PR fees is not something that Britney’s estate should pay for. To ask the estate to pay fees aimed at rehabilitating Jamie’s public image is ludicrous,” he explained.
In an Aug. 5 filing, Rosengart claimed that “Jamie Spears still seeks compensation’ from Ms. Spears — of $1,356,293 in attorney’s fees from Oct. 17, 2020, to June 30, 2021, including a shocking and inexplicable $541,065.50 for ‘Media Matters.'”
Britney Spears’ next court date regarding her conservatorship case is set for September 29th.
Eric Mastrota is a Contributing Editor at The National Digest based in New York. A graduate of SUNY New Paltz, he reports on world news, culture, and lifestyle. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.