Britney Spears has a 'good chance' of being freed from conservatorship- but will need 'medical proof' she's stable

BRITNEY Spears has a "good chance" of being freed from her famous conservatorship, a top legal expert has told The Sun.

The pop star shocked fans and even celebrities this week when she told an LA court that she's "depressed" and cries every day because she can't get married, have a baby or make any life decision on her own.

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Bryan Konoski of Konoski & Partners explained to The Sun that Britney, 39, could be released from her father Jamie's legal controlif she “effectively argues that her mental health condition has changed."

The lawyer said: “She has to petition the court to lift the conservatorship and then she needs to effectively show that she no longer has the mental condition that's created the problems to begin with.”  

“The reason why these cases are hard to win is because mental conditions don't always change very quickly, but here, there has been an enormous amount of time since the conservatorship was put in place back in 2008.”  

“In order for her to prove that she's okay, she will need to provide medical proof from experts saying as much.”  


“I think she's going to have to be reevaluated and they may appoint an independent doctor to evaluate her. It's an uphill battle, she's going to have a fight and she's going to be in litigation.”  

While Britney may want the conservatorship to end completely, Bryan told The Sun that the judge could uphold it, but give the singer more freedom.

"The judge could also rule that at least the restrictions of the conservatorship should substantially change.”  

“There could be a way that the judge keeps her in the conservatorship, but gives her much more freedom with some stop-gaps in place, like regular drug tests."


The conservatorship was created in 2008 after the star suffered a very public struggle with her mental health.

More than a decade later, Britney still doesn't have full access to her fortune.

On Wednesday, the pop icon spoke for the first time in court to slam the conservatorship and specifically her father Jamie, 68, who has control of her finances.

Speaking virtually in the courtroom, the hitmaker said: “I want to get married and have a baby.  

“I wanted to take the IUD out and have a baby but the conservator won't let me because they don't want me to have a baby.”  

Britney is already the mother to sons Sean, 15, and Jayden, 14, with ex-husband Kevin Federline.  

The Womanizer singer has been in a relationship with Sam Asghari, 27, since meeting in 2016, and he has been in her corner, even wearing a "Free Britney" shirt on the day of her court battle.  


Britney also claimed she was forced to go on the powerful sedative lithium against her will.  

She said: “Lithium is very very strong, it’s a completely different medication to what I was used to.  

"You can go mentally impaired if you take too much or stay on it longer than five months.  

"I felt drunk, I really couldn’t even [look after myself], I couldn’t even have a conversation with my mom and dad really about anything.”  

Britney claimed six different nurses went to her home to monitor her and make sure she took the medication for a month, while she wasn’t allowed to go anywhere during that time period.  


 Britney made a number of other shocking claims during her recent court appearance.  

At one point, she said her family did nothing to protect her during her mental breakdown and she was sent to a small home in Beverly Hills for rehab once that cost $60,000.  

The singer claimed the people that ran the rehab center were trying to hurt her, while her dad allegedly "loved it."  

She also compared the "abusive" conservatorship to sex trafficking, stating: “In California, the only similar thing to this is called sex trafficking, making anyone work against their will.  

"And taking all their possessions away, credit card, cash, phone, passport." 

Britney and her father will return to court as the battle continues.  

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