Britney with her father, brother and mother in 2006. Her parents separate
2002: Jamie Spears and Lynne Spears divorce.
Britney breaks up with Justin Timberlake around the same time.
2004: Britney marries Kevin Federline.
2005: Britney and Kevin welcome their first child, Sean Preston Federline.
2006: Jayden James Federline, Britney and Kevin’s second child, was born.
2007: Britney, grappling with a custody battle and separating from Kevin, shaves her head and attacks a paparazzi’s car.
2008: Jamie Spears seeks guardianship of Britney, claiming that she is not legally well enough to make her own decisions.
Britney in 2008 for a custody hearing in connection with her split from Kevin Federline. Jamie Spears in court in 2008 for guardianship
2009-2019: YEARS OF QUIET CONSERVATORY
The guardianship – which was temporary – is extended each year.
In court documents, Jamie’s lawyers describe how she makes more money.
JANUARY 2019: THE ARRANGEMENT STARTS TO STRENGTHEN
Britney in 2019, struggling with guardianship, in Las Vegas during her residency
Britney announces an “indefinite” work stoppage and cancels her lucrative residence in Las Vegas.
Jamie files documents asking that the guardianship be extended beyond California, to also apply to Hawaii, Louisiana and Florida.
He is resigning from his post as senior curator after allegations he abused one of his sons, but is still among those responsible.
START 2020: Britney, Jamie and Jamie-Lynne are together in Louisiana for two weeks.
The #FreeBritney movement is picking up steam.
Jamie’s lawyers say everyone is happy together and enjoys spending time together in quarantine.
NOVEMBER 2020: Britney’s lawyers claim in papers that she is afraid of her father and demand that Bessemer Trust be brought into charge.
Her fans are starting to speculate on her cryptic Instagram posts and videos that she wants to get by.
DECEMBER 2020: The guardianship is extended until September 2021.
FEBRUARY 5, 2021: Framing Britney Spears debuts on Hulu.
The guardianship that Britney has been placed under is typically used in situations where the elderly, perhaps senile, can no longer mind their own affairs.
Fans are concerned for her well-being and demanded that she be released from the control of her father, Jamie
He hands control to a curator appointed for the best interests of the beneficiary, but in most cases the beneficiary is not healthy enough to earn his own money, unlike Britney who is making millions. Under probate guardianship rules, Jamie now has equal control over his estate to a third party and a lawyer, Andrew Wallet.
Wallet earns a salary of $ 426,000 per year from Britney’s estate.
He, Jamie, and the third party who was brought in recently can make deals on his behalf and restrict his visitors.
JUNE 23, 2021 – BRITNEY SPEAKS AT THE COURT
Britney and her boyfriend Sam Asghari
In moving testimony, Britney told the court she had suffered psychologically for years from the guardianship which she said was so restrictive that she was not allowed to remove her contraceptive IUD.
JUNE 30, 2021 – JUDGE REJECTS BRITNEY’S REQUEST TO DELETE JAMIE
Judge Brenda Penny, responding to Britney’s November 2020 request, refuses to remove Jamie from the deal.
She doesn’t say why, but invites her lawyer to file documents to end it, which he doesn’t.
JULY 1, 2021 – Resignation of BESSEMER TRUST AFTER BEING ASSIGNED WITH JAMIE
A day after the judge’s ruling, Bessemer Trust, which had been hired, resigned, saying they never knew Britney wanted to end the guardianship.
In a court file, lawyers for the company said, “We have heard her and respect her wishes.”
JULY 5, 2021 – BRITNEY’S LONG-TERM MANAGER Resigns
Larry Rudolph wrote a letter to Jamie and the Guardianship saying it was no longer needed since Britney wanted to retire.
He said he hadn’t spoken to her for two years, but others had told him she wanted to quit.
JULY 6, 2021 – BRITNEY’S LAWYER Resigns
Sam Ingham, the lawyer appointed to represent Britney in 2008, resigns after failing to file documents to end guardianship, despite his pleas.
JULY 14, 2021 -BRITNEY WINS THE RIGHT TO CHOOSE ITS OWN LAWYER
A Los Angeles court granted Britney the right to choose a lawyer to help her end her guardianship, after telling a judge the current situation “allowed my father to ruin my life.” She chose former federal prosecutor Mathew Rosengart as her new lawyer.
JULY 23, 2021 – BRITNEY FLASHES HER TITS ON INSTAGRAM
The singer’s half-naked post has been hailed by fans, including Paris Hilton, as proof of her determination to become a “free woman.”
JULY 27, 2021 – LYNNE SPEARS AGREES TO TESTIMONY TO SUPPORT HER DAUGHTER
The singer’s mother’s attack on Jamie gives her a powerful new ally in her liberation attempt.
August 12, 2021 – JAMIE SPEARS agrees to step down as curator
Jamie’s lawyers have filed court documents saying he will step down and ensure an orderly transition to another Tory.
He said he was doing it because he felt that a public argument with his daughter was not in his best interests.
SEPTEMBER 7, 2021 – JAMIE SPEARS DEPOSITS THE END OF THE CONSERVATORY
Jamie says his daughter “has the right to ask this court to seriously consider whether this guardianship is no longer necessary.”
The case went on to say that Britney Spears’ circumstances have changed “to such an extent that the grounds for establishing a guardianship may no longer exist”.
SEPTEMBER 29, 2021 – JAMIE HANGED FROM THE CONSERVATORY
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny has ruled to suspend Jamie as the registrar of Britney’s estate.
Accountant John Zabel has been appointed temporary replacement curator.