LA Judge Rules Britney Spears Formally Free From Conservatorship

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny has ruled that the conservatorship that has controlled pop icon Britney Spear’s life for the last 13 years should be terminated.

“The court agrees to the termination of the conservatorship,” said Penny and explained that the arrangement should end without Britney needing to undergo additional mental evaluations.

Britney’s conservatorship began in February 2008 and was filed by her father Jamie when she was 26 years old after her breakdown in late 2007 and early 2008.

“What’s next for Britney — and this is the first time that this could be said for about a decade — is up to one person: Britney,” said Britney’s lawyer Mathew Rosengart.

During the trial, Britney’s fans gathered on Grand Avenue outside Stanley Mosk Courthouse in downtown L.A.  while singing and dancing to her hit “Stronger.”

Rosengart added that it would be up to Britney on whether her father would still be investigated.

The parties of both Britney and Jaime will meet again in court on Dec. 8 to tie up loose financial complications while accountant John Zabel will remain in place to resolve financial issues involving outstanding payments.

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