Britney Spears appointed a new lawyer to replace her father in the conservatorship.

Her new attorney petitioned on Monday to replace her father from the conservatorship that has controlled her life and money for 13 years and replace him with a professional accountant.

Mathew Rosengart, who was appointed as the singer’s attorney this month, had pledged to remove Jamie Spears after the singer delivered two emotional testimonies to a Los Angeles court labelling the conservatorship as “cruelty.”

“If the court doesn’t see this as abuse… I don’t know what is,” said Spears, telling the court via telephone she wanted her father removed and to “press charges” against him. The Los Angeles Superior Court website on Monday listed a new petition to “Appoint Conservator of Estate (Successor)”, and California-based accountant Jason Rubin is listed as “Nominee.”

“Any father who genuinely loves his daughter and has her best interests at heart should willingly step aside in favour of the highly respected professional fiduciary nominated here,” Rosengart said in the documents.

According to US media reports, a separate petition to remove Jamie Spears from an estate estimated to be worth $60 million was filed but not made public.

Rosengart argued in the petition that as a recent judge’s ruling found “Ms Spears has sufficient capacity to choose her own legal counsel, she likewise has sufficient capacity to make this nomination,” The New York Times reported.

Earlier this month, Spears announced that she won’t be performing till her father controls her career. She said the conservatorship she has been under for 13 years had “killed my dreams.”

In two lengthy Instagram posts, the singer said, “For those of you who choose to criticize my dancing videos … look I’m not gonna be performing on any stages anytime soon with my dad handling what I wear, say, do, or think.”

 

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The singer’s father, Jamie Spears has the control sole control of his daughter’s $60 million estates under the court-appointed conservatorship that he set up in 2008.

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