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Britney Spears -- Conservatorship In Name Only

6/4/2010 4:07 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Sources connected with Britney Spears tell TMZ ... her conservatorship has essentially become a formality -- because Britney now makes almost all of her personal decisions herself.

Britney Spears

Britney's dad, Jamie Spears, is the official conservator and has the power to make life decisions for his daughter.  But our sources say Jamie has quite intentionally pulled back and is allowing Britney to control her life -- where she goes, what she does with her kids, etc.

As for when the conservatorship will end -- it's sketchy.  Late last year, sources told TMZ the plan was to end the conservatorship around this time.  But it now looks like the conservatorship will last at least 'til the end of summer.  We're told for his part, Jamie would like to set Britney free and get back home to Louisiana.

Sources tell us the court-appointed psychiatrist has conducted a new evaluation and is submitting his findings to the court.  Everyone involved -- including the shrink -- say Britney is like a different person from the one who was on a 5150 in January 2008.

One final note -- although Britney is making her own life decisions, the conservatorship over Britney Spears "the business" will stay in place indefinitely.


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EDITA ON STEROIDS    

@ Macker1283...SHE HAS KIDS SO SHE WAS A DANGER TO SOMEBODY. GOOGLE 5150, YOU MIGHT LEARN SOMETHING TODAY

1513 days ago
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Diana    

So basically this is a non-story that contradicts itself. First of all, if it's still legally binding, then it's not truly over. Second, if she's "well" enough to make her own life decisions, why would she need a conservatorhip over her business stuff? Maybe because all the people involved want to keep control of HER money that she should be able to spend as she pleases. I'm no fan of hers, but that's not right that she can't spend her own money. I would refuse to work anymore then if I was just going to keep earning money for other people.

1513 days ago
18.

anniefannie    

" 'Her "boyfriend' has now quit his job and I'm guessing his full-time job now is living off Britney."



Not true. He quit being Britney's agent, he didn't quit the firm he works for. He still works for many other clients, he just wanted to separate their professional and personal lives. He makes very, very good money, you don't need to worry about him mooching.

1513 days ago
19.

Tony    

★ ★ ★Thank you Harvey and TMZ for being nice to Britney.



Great to see you guys stepping up to the plate and saying nice things about her.



She's worked hard to get where she is and it's sure nice to see her getting a good shout out from you guys.



Keep up the good work, and hope everyone has a great weekend! :-D ★ ★ ★



1513 days ago
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Karon29    

What BS. TMZ you all must be getting a cut of that money why you are spinning this rubbish. Like I said kiddies this consevatorship thing is not going to end, because if it ended you know the first thing that Britney would do is to kick all these leeches to the curb. So please don't let TMZ string you along.

1513 days ago
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REALbarbwire7    

And I quote, " although Britney is making her own life decisions, the conservatorship over Britney Spears "the business" will stay in place indefinitely." Britney is obviously doing very well, even deciding to let her "man" go as her manager, so she can have a more personal relationship with him. That was a responsible decision. She is very obviously a great mom and loves her boys. It's time, and the proof is (not) in front of us every day. That's a good thing. Her finances are safe, and no more idiots can take advantage of her. I'm happy for her. Love you Britney!

1513 days ago
22.

Kim Carter    

KIM CARTERE HERE!



BRITNEY SPEARS IS OLD NEWS!



You practically have to force her down out throats to read about her.



Back to 2001 <------ That's Britney!



This is 2010 <------ WE HATE BRITNEY BECAUSE SHE SUCKS!



TMZ don't you have anything better to report???????????

1513 days ago
23.

Hussie    

It's amazing how quickly one can change once those who were drugging her into oblivion were removed from the picture...



The drugging stopped, Britney snapped out of it...Thankfully BEFORE Lutfi pulled a HK Stern and MURDERED her...

1513 days ago
24.

Marshall    

Britney is cool -- but KELLAN LUTZ is hotter, especially when he's wet, which he is and looking particularly sexy at http://bruisermagazine.net

1513 days ago
25.

Movie Studio Bali    

Things will just get Better for her own good. Let's just simply see it from THAT perspective, folks. :)

1513 days ago
26.

Dan    

Wow!!! she can dress herself and everything,our little girl is growing up fast!!!

1513 days ago
27.

Sue    

She always looks disgusting unless she is in front of a professional photographer who has taken hundreds of pictures to pick from. Please report on people who have talent and who the majority of people care about.

1513 days ago
28.

Gem    

She is damn near 30 years old. Her starting to make her own life decisions should not be news worthy. Sad.

1513 days ago
29.

nastynorm    

AT LEAST SHE ISNT BEATING UP CARS WITH UNBRELLA'S ANYMORE.

1513 days ago
30.

bka62223    

Regardless of what the haters say, Britney has certainly managed to stay out of the tabloids, which we are to assume indicates that she is managing herself much better than in the past. For people that are educated and understanding, past the point of leaving moronic and hateful posts, it's easy to understand the temptations & stresses that come with wealth, success and fame, especially at the early age that she first experienced them. It would be easy to find yourself lost, out of control and living a life of excesses, just as she did. Obviously she is a strong-willed person that has put a lot of hard work into bettering her and her children's lives. Personally, I believe that she should get rid of all the people that are dependent upon her, drop out of the biz and enjoy living life to the fullest with her children. God's bessings to Britney and her children. Be proud of what you've accomplished Ms. Spears!!!

1513 days ago
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