Britney Spears entered a conservatorship in 2008, a time when she was, quite frankly, harassed by the media following her split from Kevin Federline.
She was one of the most famous faces in the world, but the couple's very public split followed intense scrutiny and a subsequent meltdown.
She shaved her head, attacked a paparazzo and was placed under the guardianship of her father, Jamie Spears. He soon handled all her affairs. We're talking her estate, her person – one observer in her circle at the time said it was explained to him in one sentence: "He will be Britney Spears."