"Her wish for freedom is now truly complete": Britney Spears' attorney Mathew Rosengart speaks out on singer settling conservatorship dispute

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In a notable development in the prolonged legal saga involving Britney Spears, the celebrated singer has ultimately settled the dispute over legal fees with her father, Jamie Spears. The agreement was confirmed by Spears' lawyer, Mathew S. Rosengart, who told PEOPLE:

"Although the conservatorship was terminated in November, 2021, her wish for freedom is now truly complete."

This statement came after the settlement was finalized in Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday, April 25.

Rosengart highlighted that this settlement signifies a conclusive end to Spears' legal responsibilities linked to the conservatorship, liberating her from any future court sessions and legal complications related to this issue.

Comprehensive settlement ends Britney Spears' years of legal dispute

Mathew S. Rosengart, representing Britney Spears, detailed the closure of a tumultuous chapter in the singer's life with the recent settlement. He expressed satisfaction and relief that Spears would no longer be burdened by the legal complexities that have shadowed her for years.

"Britney Spears won when the court suspended her father, and Britney Spears won when her fundamental rights and civil liberties were restored."

On the other side, Jamie Spears' attorney, Alex Weingarten, also confirmed the resolution of all outstanding disputes between the parties.

"Jamie is thrilled that this is all behind him. He loves his daughter very much and everything he has ever done has been to protect and support her."

This judicial resolution comes after an extended period of conflicts and talks following the cessation of the conservatorship in November 2021.

Initiated in 2008, the conservatorship placed Jamie Spears at the helm of his daughter's personal and financial matters—a situation that grew increasingly contentious as public scrutiny escalated.

The settlement, finalized for an undisclosed amount, averts what might have been an extended trial over alleged fiscal mismanagement during the conservatorship. It also concludes Jamie Spears' efforts to have Britney cover over $2 million in legal costs he accumulated defending this and other related legal disputes.

This ultimate accord not only relieves Britney of these financial obligations but also restores her complete legal and personal independence, closing a notable chapter in the career of one of pop music’s most prominent figures.

Britney Spears' legal dispute

The legal disputes surrounding Britney Spears' conservatorship have been unfolding for over a decade, with pivotal moments that have attracted global attention.

The conservatorship was established in February 2008 following a period of personal issues and public scrutiny regarding Spears' mental health. It placed her father, Jamie Spears, in control of her personal and financial decisions.

This legal arrangement, initially temporary, was made permanent by the end of 2008 and continued until its termination in 2021.

The public controversy began to intensify around 2019 when the #FreeBritney movement gained momentum, spurred by fans who believed Spears was being held in the conservatorship against her will. This movement brought significant media attention and public scrutiny to the terms and conditions of her conservatorship.

In August 2020, Britney Spears began actively seeking changes to the conservatorship. She expressed through her legal team that she no longer wanted her father to serve as her conservator.

This marked the beginning of a series of court filings and legal battles aiming to remove Jamie Spears from his role. The New York Times and other major media outlets reported detailed accounts of these filings, highlighting Britney's increasing discomfort and opposition to her father's control.

In June 2021, Britney Spears made a groundbreaking court appearance, fervently calling for the end of her conservatorship with a speech that critically highlighted its restrictions, gaining global support from the public and celebrities.

Later, in September 2021, her father, Jamie Spears, took decisive action by filing a petition to dissolve the conservatorship, a step that marked a major milestone for Britney and her legal team.

The conservatorship officially concluded in November 2021, as reported by respected sources such as PEOPLE magazine and The New York Times, signifying a significant win in Britney Spears' long battle for personal freedom.

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