Jamie Spears, Britney Spears’ daddy-turned-legal puppet master, has no plans to retire from his current job. Which, technically speaking, is that he’s the person in Britney’s life who is in charge of her estate and finances. But it looks like he might also be angling for an upgrade in his job description. The battle over Britney’s 12-year conservatorship continues, and today’s focus is Jamie. According to some members of the #FreeBritney movement, Jamie has no business in Britney’s business anymore. Britney’s attorney recently informed the courts that Britney doesn’t want Jamie to have complete conservatorship control again. Jamie has piped up with his thoughts, and he’s hoping that he can take the wheel once more, with a little help from one of Britney’s old attorneys.
Last year, Jamie stepped away from his role as Britney’s lead conservator, for health reasons (but maybe also because it had something to do with Jamie’s allegedly shitty relationship with his grandsons). Jamie was put in charge of Britney’s estate. Britney’s current conservator is Jodi Montgomery, a position that was supposed to be temporary for Jodi. Britney wanted to keep Jodi on and figure out a way to make sure that Jamie wasn’t the only one making money decisions. One suggested solution was to bring on a “qualified corporate fiduciary,” aka a bank person. It was recently decided that no significant conservatorship changes will happen until February 1st, 2021. In the meantime, Jamie has filed documents with a plan that involves bringing back a blast from the conservatorship past, attorney Andrew Wallet. via People magazine:
[Jamie’s] counsel submitted a petition to the Superior Court of California on Tuesday requesting to have Andrew Wallet return as a co-conservator of Spears’ estate after the lawyer voluntarily resigned from the role last year, according to a court filing obtained by People.
In the document, Jamie asked that he and Wallet be granted the “power to obtain all documents and records” relating to Spears’ estate, including “all contracts, information relating to credit cards, bank statements, estate planning documents, receivables, and any and all powers of attorney.”
When Jamie was first granted conservatorship over Britney back in 2008, he was named the permanent conservator, with Andrew being named permanent co-conservator. Andrew remained in that position until March 2019, when he resigned, leaving Jamie in charge of the whole shebang. Jodi was brought on as the temporary conservator in September 2019, thus pushing Jamie into his current role of estate manager.
A hearing has been set for September 16th, to discuss Jamie’s request. I have no idea how Britney or her attorney will respond. But me, a person with a computer, a WiFi connection, and the ability to search Andrew’s name, is seriously doubting this proposal. At one point in 2008, Britney had two lawyers – Andrew, and Adam Streisand. Adam accused Andrew of being an “unfit” lawyer (to be fair, Adam was also ejected from a courtroom after a judge refused to acknowledge Adam as Britney’s counsel). Radar Online reported in 2018 that Andrew Wallet allegedly believed he was entitled to an annual salary of $426,000 as Britney’s co-conservator. Additionally, Andrew was allegedly chosen by Jamie Spears back in 2008. Andrew himself admitted in 2018 that his role (at the time) probably should have gone to a business manager.
And yet, Jamie wants him back so they can run the show together again? All while Britney’s current position is, “Please not my dad again“? I know that “bad vibes” isn’t an argument that will hold up in court. But someone in charge has got to feel like it’s a bad sign that Jamie wants to bring back a dude whose last name is Wallet. Especially considering that’s exactly the place Britney is hoping to limit her dad’s access to.