Britney Spears' lawyer requests her father resign as conservator without payout

Vivian L. Thoreen, Jamie Spears’ former attorney, introduced the change in counsel in an announcement to NCS on Thursday.

“We are proud of our work on behalf of Jamie Spears and stand by his and our actions,” Thoreen wrote. “We continue to have a good relationship, and are pleased that we have been able to help Jamie find new counsel. I am confident that Jamie’s new counsel will continue to prove that he has always acted in Britney’s best interests every step of the way.”

Taking Thoreen’s place is Alex M. Weingarten, a companion in Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP. Weingarten is a litigator, like Britney Spears’ present attorney, Mathew Rosengart.

Last month, Judge Brenda Penny suspended Jamie Spears as conservator of his daughter’s estimated $60 million greenback property and designated a brief substitute. Her father had overseen her funds and managed most of her private affairs since 2009.

During the Sept. 29 listening to, Rosengart, described the elder Spears as a “cruel, toxic and abusive man.” Rosengart instructed NCS on the time that he plans to proceed his “investigation into the financial and other abusive conduct.”

Jamie Spears has disputed the allegations of abuse.

“Mr. Spears loves his daughter Britney unconditionally. For thirteen years, he has tried to do what is in her best interests, whether as a conservator or her father,” Thoreen instructed NCS in an announcement following final month’s listening to. “For anyone who has tried to help a family member dealing with mental health issues, they can appreciate the tremendous amount of daily worry and work this required. For Mr. Spears, this also meant biting his tongue and not responding to all the false, speculative, and unsubstantiated attacks on him by certain members of the public, media, or more recently, Britney’s own attorney.”

Britney Spears has requested the court docket to terminate her conservatorship. Judge Penny is anticipated to take up that request on Nov. 12.

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