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Britney Spears court filing says conservatorship should end

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Britney Spears court filing says conservatorship should end

LOS ANGELES — Britney Spears said in a court filing Wednesday that the conservatorship that has controlled her life and money since 2008 should be terminated.

The filing in Los Angeles Superior Court from Spears’ attorney Mathew Rosengart says she “fully consents” to “expeditiously” ending the conservatorship, which her father James Spears, who has controlled it for most of its 13 years, asked for in a Sept. 7 petition.

It’s the first time Britney Spears has called for an end to the arrangement in court documents, though she has called for its termination in hearings.

Her filing emphasizes, however, that it is more important to her that her father be removed, calling it “a necessary first — and substantial — step towards Ms. Spears’s freedom and ending the Kafkaesque nightmare imposed upon her by her father, so that her dignity and basic liberties can be restored.”

It is urgent that James Spears be suspended from his role of conservator of Britney Spears’ finances by Sept. 29, the next hearing date in the case, the filing says.

“Mr. Spears cannot be permitted to hold a position of control over his daughter for another day,” the document says.

The documents also reveal that Britney Spears is in the process of putting together a prenuptial agreement after getting engaged to her longtime boyfriend Sam Asghari earlier this month.

The flurry of major filings means that a hearing in the case next week before Judge Brenda Penny could be pivotal.

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