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Britney Spears Will Stay Put for Now

12/22/2009 11:14 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Britney Spears will remain under the watchful eye of her father --

The judge didn't specify how long the conservatorship will remain in place, but lawyers involved in the matter tell TMZ they expect it to last somewhere between six months to a year.

TMZ has learned action may be taken next month to begin the process of bringing the conservatorship to an end -- at least part of it.

Britney's dad, Jamie Spears, will continue to receive a $16,000-a-month payment for his duties. Andrew Wallet -- the co-conservator -- was also granted a $174,569.10 payment for services rendered between July 2009 and November 2009.

The judge also authorized Britney's conservatorship to kick out close to $300,000 in attorney's fees.

The next hearing is set for January 14th.

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Anthony    

You wana go to the movies? it's complicated just cameout looks good! slut. then after that I will bring the hole cast from gay sex in the city 2. whatever this show is about. court and all that ya lets be friends we can all go (shopping) and destroy britey's benz. and scotts house along with my otherplace.

1677 days ago
62.

Anthony    

see my stepdad is a british boeing engineer, not this rickjames sex in the city 2 sequal trailer ok what!?

1677 days ago
63.

brad    

She's seems to be doing very well, but I thought a parent would offer for free to help her, why 16,000 a month?? Shouldn't he just be a good Dad and help her?? It's way too much money and although comments about watching her lyp sinc, then don't watch the show!

1677 days ago
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sydala    

You know, if this wasn't such a public case, Britney's father prob wouldn't have been ABLE to keep that conservatorship as long as he has. I've seen a lot of conservatorship cases and typically, an adult has to be in much more dire straits in terms of their mental health before someone else is able to gain and retain conservatorship of them. With her current mental status, it seems that there really aren't grounds to maintain guardianship of her at this point.

In truth though, Britney IS probably better off with the conservatorship in place for the moment. But... I think she could successfully fight the guardianship at this point if she wanted to do so. I think that if she retained counsel and fought the order, it would be pretty easy to dissolve it.

She is probably continuing to agree with keeping it in place for now because she realizes that it is in her children's best interests in terms of the judge feeling comfortable with her having access to her children. In other words, she is doing the mature thing and putting her children's interests ahead of her desire to control her own life. We should really applaud her for making the choice to put her children's well being above her own desire to be free from outside control. She may have made some mistakes in the past, but it certainly looks as though she is trying to put her children first now.

1677 days ago
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me    

How are you so sure that Britney is doing the mature thing by agreeing to stay in the conservatorship for the children???? She has NO SAY in this decision. You really think she wouldn't take her freedom if it were offered to her???? She is obviously still sick. Also, she is as immature as some 14 year old girls. Her father knows that she will probably make stupid decisions when she is free. That's why there is another conservatorship for all of her money.

1676 days ago
66.

AM Hood    

Good deal for her, even if she does not want ti. She can not wait to start spending that money on some man!!!These women are such fools for these men. Any man that does not have his own money is not a man. If you don't work, you don't eat. JUST SAY NO!!!! Bring something to the table besides your two feet!!

1676 days ago
67.

Me, myself and I    

Britney must be one messed-up person to still be under a personal conservatorship. She's a child's mind in an adult body, and I don't think she will ever be ready to act in an adult manner.

It won't be long before we have a made for TV movie about her life. What a mess she is!

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