Britney Spears's 13-year conservatorship has finally come to an end. On 12 Nov., Judge Brenda J. Penny declared that it was "no longer required" and terminated it immediately. So what does that mean for Britney now?
During Friday's court hearing, Britney's attorney, Mathew Rosengart, said, "What's next for Britney — and this is the first time that this could be said for about a decade — is up to one person: Britney." And he's right. Now that the conservatorship has been terminated, Britney can buy a house, get married to her fiancé Sam Asghari, remove her IUD, and choose when she wants or doesn't want to work.
"I'm celebrating my freedom and my B day for the next two months !!!!!!!!!!! I mean after 13 years … I think I've waited long ENOUGH !!!!" Britney wrote on Instagram on Nov. 15. "I'm so happy my lawyer Mathew Rosengart came into my life when he did … he has truly turned my life around … I'm forever thankful for that !!!! What a sight seeing so many people celebrating my victory …. I love my fans so much … so thank you 🌹 !!!!"
Mathew also informed the judge that Britney still wants a "safety net" for her financial and personal affairs. This means that John Zabel, the accountant who took over her estate after Jamie Spears was suspended in September, will retain "limited administrative powers" that includes the power of execution of the estate trust and power to transfer assets outside of the trust.
Britney's personal conservator, Jodi Montgomery, will also continue to work for the singer. "Ms. Montgomery will stay in her life; Ms. Montgomery will be there for her. Ms. Spears can live a safe, happy, fulfilling life after this conservatorship," her attorney said. In a court filing obtained by People, Jodi revealed that Britney's post-conservatorship life will be supported by a "care plan" or "termination plan" put together by Jodi and the singer's medical team. Two additional hearings have been set for 8 Dec. and 19 Jan.
As for whether or not Britney will ever perform again, Mathew said that's totally up to her.