Britney spears has just taken the first step to ending her guardianship … TMZ has learned that she has contacted a large law firm … and assuming the firm agrees and is authorized to represent her, the first thing to do to do will be to file legal documents asking the judge to remove his father as custodian of his estate.
Multiple sources with first-hand knowledge tell TMZ… Britney wants to hire powerful lawyer and former federal prosecutor Matthieu Rosengart. Britney signed the following document:
“In accordance with my statement in open court on June 23, 2021, my rights and desire to terminate the aforementioned guardianship over my father Jamie P. Spears, it is my desire to choose and keep my own lawyer, at Greenberg, Traurig, LLP, as noted above. “
The document is signed “BRITNEY JEAN SPEARS”
Rosengart, a partner of the firm, has represented a number of prominent clients over the years, including Steven Spielberg, Sean Penn, Ben and Casey Affleck, Eddie Vedder, Soledad O’Brien, Michael mann and NBA star Jimmy butler.
TMZ revealed the story … Britney’s longtime court-appointed lawyer in her trusteeship case, Sam ingham, resigned earlier this week. Our sources say Ingham believed he could no longer represent Britney due, in part, to his comments to court that she was never informed until recently that she could end the guardianship. We are told Ingham and others dispute this and say Britney has been told several times over the years – several times on record in court – that she can end the guardianship, but she always refused to do so.
Britney has become more and more upset over the years … especially with her father, and wanted him out both as conservator of his person and as custodian of his property. Jamie resigned from his position as curator of his person but remains sole custodian of his property.
Bessemer Trust was to become co-custodian of Britney’s estate but retired a week ago.
Our sources say Rosengart and his team haven’t officially agreed to represent Britney, but if he does, the mission will be to attempt to end the trusteeship, although the first step is to remove Jamie.
Britney has already asked the judge to end the guardianship without further medical assessment. It’ll be a tough climb, as nearly 2 dozen doctors and therapists have weighed in over the years… claiming that Britney suffers from a severe mental illness that would put her safety at risk if left on her own. The judge did not indicate whether she was willing to bypass a mental health exam as a prerequisite for termination of guardianship.
The other hurdle Britney has to overcome – she’s in a trusteeship, so she’s unable to enter into a contract without her curator’s approval. The person who has to sign – none other than Jamie Spears. This would explain why the first step would be to attempt to remove Jamie.
Britney is rushing forward … signing documents that would allow Rosengart to represent her … that is, if he accepts and the court approves.