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No Changes So Far in Brit Case

2/4/2008 2:34 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Britney SpearsThe custody hearing is over, and the status quo prevails.

There was supposed to be a hearing today on the motion by Brit to get "visitation in a therapeutic setting." That motion was put off, because the therapeutic setting Britney's in right now is a psych ward.

There also has been no change in Britney's legal representation. As we first reported, the conservators are at war with Brit's divorce lawyers. We don't know what they argued in court this morning, but Trope and Trope is still repping Brit in the custody war.

This afternoon, it's Brit's divorce lawyers who are on the attack. They'll ask that the conservators -- notably Jamie Spears -- be 86'd.

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46.

babs2bone    

The Father should stay in charge. Brittney needs ot be stabalized and away from all the "users" in her life. God bless her, I hope she gets the help she needs. The mental health laws need to be changed. She's been running around mad for months. There was no way she should have been driving. I'm so glad her new psychiatrist stepped up to the plate and did the right thing. I bet Sam wishes he didn't cooperate with her, because now he's out! Once Brittney gets better she could really turn this around and use it for her own good. perhaps she can become a spokes person for mental health.

2431 days ago
47.

Disgusted!!!!    

In this situation, Jaimie, if he keeps the conservatorship, will be under constant scrutiny. I think it will be virtually impossible for him to take advantage of her finacially, if in fact that that were the motivation. Let's remember, Jamie adn Lynn are divorced, he has his own business, his own house, that he paid for on his own....Not that it's a problem either way. If Brit wanted to buy her mom a home, that is completly up te her....many people in this industry have done the same.
I hope that Jaimie is able to keep the conservatorship. I think he is the best able to look after everything whil Brit is out of commission.

2431 days ago
48.

whatever tha fu*!/rockergirl    

WE R ALL SICK OF BRITNEY STORIES !! (yes I STOPPED reading 'em awhile ago !).

2431 days ago
49.

Maria    

Trope and Trope wanted to drop Britney as a client because she refused to cooperate with them. The have to get permission from the court to drop her. They are still her attorneys of record and are required to represent her. That's how it works.

As far as the idea that they have lost everything for Britney, that's hardly so. Her previous attorney, Laura Wasser, dropped her as a client a few months ago and Britney hired Trope and Trope. No lawyer can represent a person who will not communicate with him anymore than a doctor can treat someone who doesn't show up for appointments or, if she does, refuses to follow medical advice.

No lawyer or law firm is going to be able to get a judge to hand over custody of small children to someone who is clearly mentally disturbed and engaging in behavior that ranges from bizarre to extremely risky and dangerous.

Trope and Trope are Britney's attorneys. They are trying to get another person (not themselves) appointed as Britney's conservator because Britney hates her father and distrusts him to the Nth degree. They believe, I think, that she hates her father and distrusts him separate and apart from any mental illness. Being mentally healthy does not mean that any given person loves his or her parents.

2431 days ago
50.

arlenepr    

Wow, these people have to shame in their game. They publicly humiliated her a few weeks ago saying they wanted to drop her because of communication problems (which im sure Osama had to do with), they havent done crap for her as far as custody or they would have dragged her ass into court. And now that she is fianlly where she is supposed to be, getting the help she deserves and a chance at life, they want to take that one chance away from her? Im sorry, nobody can love Britney more than her parents, thats a ggiven. Regardless of the mistakes they have made. Yes, Britney surely must hate them now because her father for one wanted to put bounderioes as a child and Lynne, just didnt know what she was doing to her girls in this business. This family needs to heal so that Britney can get a life and have some relationship with her sons, for their sake. If she messes up after this, then fine, whatever happens to her happens, but for now, she needs her parents.

2431 days ago
51.

from Canada    

RE: Sam Lutfi: Posted at 12:54PM on Feb 4th 2008 by scary

http://bittenandbound.com/2008/02/03/exclusive-sam-lutfi-text-messages/

Thanks for the link, now I really know the truth about Sam and his mind control of Britney and his money schemes.

2431 days ago
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Britney Supporter    

JAMIE AND LYNN SPEARS WERE THE FIRST AND FOREMOST BLOODSUCKERS TO USE THEIR DAUGHTER. NEITHER OF THEM SHOULD HAVE CONTROL OVER THEIR DAUGHTER'S ASSETS. THE COURT SHOULD APPOINT A NEUTRAL INDIVIDUAL TO CONTROL BRITNEY'S AFFAIRS AND MONITOR THE REPORTS CLOSELY.
BRITNEY BEARS MOST IF NOT ALL OF THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR HER CURRENT SITUATION WHICH SHE CREATED BY A DEGENERATE LIFESTYLE. NEVERTHELESS IT WAS HER VILE AND INCOMPETENT PARENTS WHO WERE THE SEED OF THE MONSTROSITY SPAWN.

Elle-You are a total MORON!!! She has a mental illness and needs needs not only professional help but the support of people she can and should trust.....she can trust her parents, duh!!! They love "her" unconditionally and if they were in it for the money then they would have ripped her off a long time ago! obviously not, since she is loaded, not only that, if that were their intension's then they would not have asked the court to appoint an impartial co conservatorship! Duh!!! How stupid you are as well as others! Can't people have a little compasion for a human being who is in trouble and needs your prayers!????

2431 days ago
53.

truthhurts    

Britney's lawyers CANNOT be her Conservator, people. Ethical violation. I hope they do 86 her "father". He looks like a child sex predator to me. Bad Dad needs to go back to the other LA. Britney lost everything for herself- not her attorneys. don't get me wrong I dislike the money grubbing attorneys in the world too. I hope she gets the help she needs and can one day be a great mom to her precious boys then consider a remnant of a career. Keep us posted TMZ.

2431 days ago
54.

househead    

Where is the live feed coming from today?

We need to know - NOW

2431 days ago
55.

jackie    

TMZ you do not know that any lawyers are at war. Stop the conjectures and gives us some facts. Really, who are your sources?

2431 days ago
56.

britaculous    


No surprises there. Let's see what happens on the 19th when the next custody date is.......

More interested to see what Jamie can secure in the conservatorship case.

GO TEAM SPEARS.

2431 days ago
57.

Phony Tony    


Got any pics of Britney wearing a ballgag?

2431 days ago
58.

that.is.all    

11

God doesn't care if you capitalize a 'G' or not.

You dumbass.

2431 days ago
59.

CA Mom    

I don't think it would be a bad idea for Wallett to remain in partial control of the estate. I also think that it might ease Britney's apprehension is another impartial third party was to replace him. I don't think he would or could mismanage her money, but if it helps take an ounce of stress out of her life right now, then it's worth the trade off.

Trope and Trope had had it with her, that is why they wanted to withdraw as her attys a while ago. She wouldn't follow their suggestion or recomendations , you can't represent a client who is unwilling or unable to help themselves. Now that she is getting treatment they do have a case to present.

Lawyers are expensive, they better the atty the more you payy. I hate it, been there too, but it's reality. Kaplan is a very capable atty and she needs equally decient representation. It does s*ck she's footing the bill, but it happens to men who have their " starter wives" all the time. Granted, it doesn't turn into this long drawn out fiasco this is....

Get bettter Brit, you have the boys and maybe in a few years, your career back. Getting help is nothing to be ashamed of.

2431 days ago
60.

that.is.all    

Lynne said Brit's in a padded room.

I sure hope she's taking her medication because being in a nut ward WILL DRIVE YOU CRAZY.

2431 days ago
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