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Britney Spears’ Lawyer & Manager Resign

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Britney Spears's court-appointed lawyer joins manager in resigning after shocking conservatorship hearing

Description: Suzy Byrne interviewed top family law attorney Christopher C. Melcher on the resignation of Britney Spears’ lawyer and manager after her conservatorship hearing.
Top family law attorney Christopher C. Melcher comments on the resignation of Britney Spears’ lawyer and manager after her conservatorship hearing.
Top family law attorney Christopher C. Melcher comments on the resignation of Britney Spears’ lawyer and manager after her conservatorship hearing.
Publication: Yahoo!
Publication Date: 7/6/21
Journalist: Suzy Byrne
Area(s) of Legal Expertise needed for interview: Conservatorships
Legal Expert: Christopher C. Melcher

Quote: “First, Britney needs new, independent counsel, whether or not Ingham’s resignation is accepted, and that person needs to get up to speed, which is not easy to do when we’re talking about 13 years of litigation history to learn about,” says celebrity divorce lawyer Melcher of Walzer Melcher LLP, one of the best family law firms in California. Then, the petition to terminate must be filed. “That also will take time to prepare,” before the evaluation and hearing. “Technically, the court could make orders without a hearing,” after giving notice to everyone involved, but “mostly that doesn’t happen. The court system relies on attorneys making arguments to a court, presenting evidence for those arguments and then the court making a decision. It’s an orderly process.”