After 13 years of controlling Britney Spears’ finances, Jamie Spears has filed a document in Los Angeles Superior Court agreeing to step down as the conservator of his daughter’s estate. The move comes weeks after the singer filed a petition asking that her father be removed from his position and that he be charged with conservatorship abuse.
In 2008, Jamie Spears requested that the singer be placed in a conservatorship at the time experiencing mental health struggles. Since then, he has overseen his daughter’s finances.
In the court document filed Thursday, Jamie Spears’ lawyer, Vivian Thoreen, contended that there are “no actual grounds for suspending or removing” him from the conservatorship. ” She added that “it is highly debatable whether a change in conservator at this time would be in Ms. Spears’ best interests.”
The filing does not indicate a timeline for Jamie Spears’ departure, however. Instead, Thoreen wrote: “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.”