Britney Spears fights for conservatorship to be open to the public

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  • Britney Spears' wants to regain at least some control over her conservatorship.
  • The singer wants her father to be removed and replaced as conservator and wants her case to be open to the public.
  • The singer has been in the conservatorship - the legal matter that prevents her from being in charge of her own finances - since 2008.

Britney Spears wants the court to open her conservatorship case to the public.

In case you missed it, the singer has returned to court recently, with fans chanting outside "free Britney" – words synonymous with the fan movement to release the popstar from her 12-year conservatorship.

Britney has been in the conservatorship – the legal matter that prevents her from being in charge of her own finances, as a result of her physical and mental state – since 2008.

READ MORE | #FreeBritney: Everything we know about Britney Spears' 12-year legal battle over her own fortune

Now, the Toxic hitmaker says she doesn't want out of the conservatorship - it is "voluntary" the court heard – and instead, she wants a few things to change – namely, that Jamie Spears, her father, be removed as conservator, and that the case be open to the public, reports Variety.

Jamie has kept the conservatorship sealed since 2008 for fear of public scrutiny, arguing it is a family matter that should remain private.

On Wednesday, Britney’s attorney Samuel D. Ingham III opposed the motion, saying Britney welcomes the input of her fans.

Britney is petitioning for Jodi Montgomery, who was her temporary conservator, to take over the role from her father.

She is "strongly opposed" to her father remaining in control of her estate, the court previously heard. 

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