Top Family Law Attorney Explains Britney Spears’ Conservatorship Case

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Britney Spears upended her conservatorship case. Now what? These attorneys weigh in

Description:  Christie D’Zurilla interviewed top family law attorney Peter M. Walzer regarding Britney Spears’ conservatorship and how she must push the process forward if she wants her conservatorship terminated. 

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Top Family Law Attorney Peter M. Walzer Explains Britney Spears' Conservatorship Case
Publication: Los Angeles Times
Publication Date: 6/24/21
Journalist: Christie D’Zurilla
Area(s) of Legal Expertise needed for interview: Conservatorships

Legal Expert: Peter M. Walzer

Quote: “It could have been that she never asked” about her rights, celebrity divorce lawyer Peter M. Walzer said, noting that it was “impossible to know” the relationship between a lawyer and a client. “She might not have trusted the attorney the court appointed. Typically, conservatorship over a person is more restrictive than one over an estate,” said international family law attorney Peter M. Walzer, and there’s no reason Spears shouldn’t continue to have a firm such as Bessemer Trust oversee her money. Jodi Montgomery is the fiduciary temporarily overseeing her person. But, Walzer added, “There’s no reason her father should be a co-conservator with Bessemer if she objects. … A lot of people have problems with their parents controlling them.”