Britney Spears’ Conservatorship Battle Returns to Court in LA

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Britney Spears’ Conservatorship Battle Returns to Court in LA with Major Fan Support & More Discussed by Celebrity Divorce Lawyer Christopher C. Melcher on KABC News.

Britney Spears’ conservatorship fight returns to court and so does her legion of fans. Among those who turned out in downtown LA today to show his support, Florida Congressman Matt Gates. Eyewitness News reporter Carlos Granda is outside the courthouse where Spears is asking for a new attorney to represent her.

Carlos Granda: Loyal Britney Spears’ fans showing their support. These hearings bring out the Free Britney Movement. They feel she’s being controlled unfairly against her will.

“It’s insane what’s going on and how much abuse is there. Her money is just going down the drain with this conservatorship. It’s basically like for nothing,” states fan Carlos Morales.

Carlos Granda: Among those here today, US Representative Matt Gates. He supports Spears in her efforts and has offered to help. It was back on June 23rd that Spears spoke out in open court for the first time about her 13 year conservatorship. She made her appearance on the phone. She complained she has no control over her life. She said she is angry and wants change. And she said, “I’m not happy. I can’t sleep. I’m so angry it’s insane. And I’m depressed.”

“Her speech last time was very powerful because before we didn’t know. We didn’t know if she wanted this. We didn’t know how it was affecting her,” explained top family law attorney Christopher C. Melcher of Walzer Melcher LLP, one of the best family law firms in California that handle several celebrity cases.

“Money talks and if there’s money to be made, it’s going to continue happening. And unfortunately, it’s shocking that it took 13 years for us to hear it from her voice,” states fan Alex Alvarez.

Carlos Granda: In the weeks since she made her passionate statement, Spears’ court-appointed attorney resigned and the manager who was supposed to look over her finances has asked to withdraw.

“Britney Spears asked in November of 2020 that her dad be removed as conservator. That was one thing that her court-appointed attorney did for her and it should be her right. It should be her preference to say who’s going to be in charge of her finances. She doesn’t have a good relationship with him and he’s admitted they’re not even talking,” said Los Angeles top family law attorney Christopher C. Melcher.

Carlos Granda: Now, under the law Britney Spears has to prove that she is competent and free to make her own choices and she has already asked the judge in the last hearing to end the conservatorship without an evaluation. Again, the judge is not expected to make any decisions on this today.

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