Britney Spears’ conservatorship extended to August amid pandemic

Britney Spears‘ conservatorship has been extended through to August while Los Angeles courts remain closed amid the coronavirus pandemic.

According to court documents obtained by Page Six, Jodi Pais Montgomery will remain as Spears’ temporary conservator until Aug. 22.

An “order to show cause” hearing for this case is scheduled to take place on Aug. 6.

The Superior Court of California announced in April that due to COVID-19, all civil jury and non-jury trials were postponed until after June 22.

The order, signed by Judge Kevin C. Brazile, states that “courts are clearly places with high risks during this pandemic because they require gatherings of judicial officers, court staff, litigants, attorneys, witnesses, defendants, law enforcement, and juries —well in excess of the numbers allowed for gathering under current executive and health orders.”

While in quarantine, Spears, 38, has been active on her social media. Last month, she claimed on Instagram to have burned her gym down and that she ran a 100-meter dash faster than Usain Bolt — although she later said the latter was just a joke.

The pop star has been under conservatorship since 2008. Her father, Jamie Spears, was her conservator for over a decade but was temporarily relieved of his duties last September.

Jamie requested to have Montgomery take over after citing his ongoing health struggles and an altercation with his grandson, Sean Preston, occurred. In March, it was apparent the 67-year-old still had tension with Spears’ sons when 13-year-old Jayden Federline went on an Instagram Live rant and said Jamie “could go die.”

It is unclear if Jamie will resume any conservatorship responsibilities.

According to Montgomery’s website, she works as a private personal fiduciary, which can serve as trustees, estate administrators and conservators of the estate and person. She also previously worked as Spears’ longtime care manager.

Spears’ rep and her legal team could not immediately be reached for comment. Montgomery and her legal team also did not return requests for comment.

 

Source: Page Six

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