After 14 years, Britney Spears can finally hold a pen to paper for the first time. Her conservatorship comes to an end. The 40-year-old Princess of Pop can finally sign her paperwork and manage her finances.
At a hearing on Wednesday, Judge Brenda J. Penny granted those right back to Britney Spears.
The “Toxic” singer’s attorney, Mathew Rosengart, went to Los Angeles Superior Courthouse on her behalf.
Following the hearing, outside the courthouse, Mathew Rosengart said that while this win is a minor one for Britney Spears, the judge has granted her the power to endorse documents herself, meaning “she has the power to do whatever she wants to do.”
Mathew Rosengart also spoke to Judge Brenda J. Penny after the court hearing, saying his client, “as an independent woman, not under conservatorship,” should be able to write documents herself.
In 2008, Britney’s father, Jamie Spears, was appointed her conservator and has been in control of her significant decisions and finances.
Mathew Rosengart also alleged outside the courtroom that Jamie Spears did not cooperate with his demands for specific documents that his law firm feels will “shed light in regard to his abuses and the alleged conduct.” He added that if Spears’ father doesn’t comply with his requests, his firm will serve him a deposition.
“We served papers for his deposition. He did not appear for his deposition the first time; he did not appear for his deposition a second time, so he has not yet been deposed,” the attorney explained. “But he will be deposed in this case. I look forward to taking his deposition.”