Britney with her father, brother and mother in 2006. Her parents separated
2002: Jamie Spears and Lynne Spears are divorcing.
Britney broke up with Justin Timberlake around the same time.
2004: Britney marries Kevin Federline.
2005: Britney and Kevin welcome their first child, Sean Preston Federline.
2006: Jayden James Federline, Britney and Kevin’s second child, is born.
2007: Britney, embroiled in a custody battle and separated from Kevin, shaves her head and attacks a paparazzo’s car.
2008: Jamie Spears is asking for Britney’s conservatorship, saying she’s not legally well enough to make her own decisions.
Britney in 2008 for a custody hearing in connection with her split from Kevin Federline. Jamie Spears in court in 2008 seeking conservatorship
2009-2019: QUIET CONSERVATORY YEARS
The guardianship – which was temporary – is extended every year.
In court documents, Jamie’s lawyers describe how she makes more money.
JANUARY 2019: THE ARRANGEMENT STARTS TO COLLAPSE
Britney in 2019, struggling with conservatorship, in Las Vegas during her residency
Britney announces an “indefinite” work hiatus and cancels her lucrative Las Vegas residency.
Jamie files paperwork asking for the conservatorship to be extended beyond California, to also apply to Hawaii, Louisiana and Florida.
He resigns as head curator after allegations he abused one of his sons, but he is still listed as one of those responsible.
EARLY 2020: Britney, Jamie and Jamie-Lynne are in Louisiana together for two weeks.
The #FreeBritney movement is picking up.
Jamie’s lawyers say everyone is happy together and enjoying spending time together in quarantine.
NOVEMBER 2020: Britney’s lawyers claim in newspapers that she is afraid of her father and ask that Bessemer Trust be put in charge.
Her fans are starting to speculate about her cryptic Instagram posts and videos that she wants out.
DECEMBER 2020: The guardianship is extended until September 2021.
FEBRUARY 5, 2021: Framing Britney Spears debuts on Hulu.
The guardianship that Britney has been placed under is usually used in situations where older people, possibly senile, can no longer mind their own business.
Fans are concerned for her well-being and have demanded that she be freed from the control of her father, Jamie
He gives control to an appointed curator in the interest of the recipient, but in most cases the recipient isn’t healthy enough to make his own money, unlike Britney who makes millions. Under estate guardianship rules, Jamie now has the same control over his estate as a third party and attorney, Andrew Wallet.
Wallet draws a salary of $426,000 a year from Britney’s estate.
He, Jamie, and the third party that was brought in recently can make deals on his behalf and restrict his visitors.
JUNE 23, 2021 – BRITNEY SPEAKS IN COURT
Britney and her boyfriend Sam Asghari
In moving testimony, Britney told the court that she had suffered psychologically for years due to the guardianship which she said was so restrictive that she was not allowed to remove her IUD.
JUNE 30, 2021 – JUDGE DENIES BRITNEY’S REQUEST TO REMOVE JAMIE
Judge Brenda Penny, responding to Britney’s November 2020 request, refuses to remove Jamie from the deal.
She does not say why but she invites her lawyer to file documents to put an end to it, which he does not do.
JULY 1, 2021 – BESSEMER TRUST RESIGNS AFTER BEING PUT IN CHARGE OF JAMIE
A day after the judge’s ruling, Bessemer Trust, who had been hired, resigned, saying he never knew Britney wanted to end the conservatorship.
In a court filing, lawyers for the company said: ‘We have heard her and respect her wishes.
JULY 5, 2021 – LONG-SERVING BRITNEY MANAGER RESIGNS
Larry Rudolph wrote a letter to Jamie and the guardianship to say he was no longer needed since Britney wanted to retire.
He said he hadn’t spoken to her in two years, but other people had told her she wanted to quit.
JULY 6, 2021 – BRITNEY’S LAWYER RESIGNS
Sam Ingham, the attorney appointed to represent Britney in 2008, resigns after failing to file paperwork to end the conservatorship, despite her pleas.
JULY 14, 2021 -BRITNEY WINS THE RIGHT TO CHOOSE HER OWN LAWYER
A Los Angeles court has granted Britney the right to choose an attorney to help end her conservatorship, after she told a judge that the current situation “allowed my father to ruin my life”. She chose former federal prosecutor Mathew Rosengart as her new attorney.
JULY 23, 2021 – BRITNEY FLASHES HER TITS ON INSTAGRAM
The singer’s semi-nude post has been hailed by fans, including Paris Hilton, as proof of her determination to become a “free woman.”
JULY 27, 2021 – LYNNE SPEARS AGREES TO TESTIFY IN SUPPORT OF HER DAUGHTER
The singer’s mother’s attack on Jamie gives her a powerful new ally in her bid for freedom.
AUGUST 12, 2021 – JAMIE SPEARS AGREES TO RESIGN AS CURATOR
Jamie’s lawyers have filed court documents saying he will step down and ensure an orderly transition to another Tory.
He said he was doing it because he felt a public argument with his daughter was not in her best interests.
SEPTEMBER 7, 2021 – JAMIE SPEARS FILE TO END CONSERVATION
Jamie says her daughter “has the right to ask this Court to seriously consider whether this guardianship is no longer necessary.”
The filing went on to say that Britney Spears’ circumstances have changed “to such an extent that the grounds for creating a conservatorship may no longer exist.”
SEPTEMBER 29, 2021 – JAMIE SUSPENDED FROM CONSERVATION
LA Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny decided to suspend Jamie as curator of Britney’s estate.
Accountant John Zabel has been appointed temporary replacement curator.
NOVEMBER 2, 2021 – JAMIE DEMANDS TO END CONSERVATION IMMEDIATELY, DROPING ALL FINANCIAL CLAIMS
Jamie Spears filed court papers stating he was leaving the arrangement immediately, handing over all paperwork and not seeking any financial benefit.
NOVEMBER 12, 2021 – JUDGE ENDS BRITNEY’S CONSERVATION
A Los Angeles judge has ordered an end to the conservatorship that controlled Britney’s life — and her $60 million fortune — for 13 years.
“The court finds that guardianship of the person and estate of Britney Jean Spears is no longer required,” Judge Brenda Penny said during an LA Superior Court hearing – where Britney did not appear. .
“Therefore, effective immediately, the conservatorship is terminated.”