There is a chance Penny could rule to terminate the conservatorship now that Montgomery and both Spearses have supported her freedom, conservatorship lawyer Scott Rahn said.
“So, you know, when you have all three parties at issue asking for the same outcome, unless there’s somebody else is going to be presenting something else or the court has concerns of its own, I would anticipate that that will be the outcome,” Rahn said.
Jamie Spears’ petition asks the court to terminate the conservatorship without further psychological evaluation, which his daughter asked the court for in June, even though he asserted in a filing last month that she was suffering from mental health issues.
The rapid shift in stances could be a concern for the court, Rahn said. The court could ask for a counselor to interview Britney Spears first or set up a hearing to look at her medical records, Rahn said.
Britney Spears’ attorney has also raised concerns about accounting that is pending court approval. But Penny could terminate the conservatorship before finalizing the accounting, leaving that in the court’s jurisdiction, Rahn said.
Those issues could be resolved through mediation before or after the termination, as well as years of litigation. While Britney Spears has made it clear that she feels her father has abused her through the conservatorship, years of litigation are emotionally taxing, and she could choose to just move on after she has been given her freedom.
“Everybody should put this all into context — the momentum that this case has generated,” Rahn said. “In addition to the attention that is brought to conservatorships, it should not be overlooked in that you have a situation where Ms. Spears spoke up in June, and here we are three months later already talking about having the conservatorship terminated. That’s really quick in any judicial proceeding for things to gather that much steam that quickly.”