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Originally posted 01/11/2013 07:55PM
With their breakup comes the end of another kind of arrangement.
Jason Trawick has resigned as Britney Spears's conservator of her person, which once gave him the authority to make decisions about her general well-being, such as food, clothing, travel and medical care.
"The court accepts the resignation [of Trawick]," L.A. Superior Court Judge Reva Goetz stated in court Friday. Goetz added that the singer's father, Jamie Spears, "will remain as the sole conservator of her person."
Originally posted 11/01/2012 08:00PM
A three-year legal battle abruptly came to an apparent end for the Spears family.
A Los Angeles judge threw out Sam Lutfi's entire lawsuit on Thursday after attorneys for Britney Spears and her family argued that he hadn't proven his case after six days of testimony.
Lutfi, 38, a onetime confidante of the singer, sued Britney for unpaid fees, her dad Jamie Spears for allegedly punching him, and mom Lynne Spears for purportedly defaming him in her 2008 book.
Originally posted 10/20/2012 01:15PM
An attorney for Britney Spears's father Jamie told jurors in a Los Angeles courtroom on Friday that the struggle to get control of the pop star during her breakdown beginning in 2007 became a "battle for life and death."
In day two of the trial between Britney's former confidante Sam Lutfi and her family, Jamie Spears's attorney Leon Gladstone portrayed Britney's parents as humble, working-class folks from Kentwood, La., who supported her Mouseketeer beginnings, grew overwhelmed by their daughter's superstardom and who ultimately took extreme measures to save her life.
Lutfi, 38, is suing Britney, 30, for allegedly not paying him 15 percent of her earnings as her purported manager; Jamie Spears for alleged battery; and Lynne Spears for defaming him in her 2008 book, Through the Storm.
Gladstone said Britney's parents saw her as "a ray of light, humble and nice," but that began to change after her painful breakup with Justin Timberlake in 2002, leaving their daughter "depressed and angry" in her early 20s.
Originally posted 10/19/2012 09:45AM
Head shaving. Wielding an umbrella against the paparazzi. Custody battles. Mental breakdowns and forced hospitalizations.
Britney Spears's past nightmares came back to haunt Thursday as a trial pitting her former manager against the Spears family got under way in a Los Angeles courtroom.
Sam Lutfi, 38, is suing the pop star, 30 – who's not expected to appear at the trial – for the 15 percent of her earnings that she allegedly promised him in the roughly eight months he served as her manager, starting in mid-2007.
He's also suing her mother, Lynne Spears, for alleging in her 2008 book Through the Storm that he drugged Britney and cut her off from loved ones. And he's suing Britney's father Jamie for allegedly punching him in the chest in January 2008.
Originally posted 04/25/2012 06:55PM
Jason Trawick, Britney Spears's fiancé, was approved as a co-conservator for the pop star by a Los Angeles judge Wednesday.
"Jamie's thrilled," his attorney Geraldine Wyle told reporters following the hearing, referring to Spears's father. "It's all in the family."
Wyle also clarified that the request to add Trawick came at Britney's request, not Jamie's.
Originally posted 04/06/2012 08:15PM
Britney Spears's father is taking an extra step in bonding with his future son-in-law.
Jamie Spears is asking a Los Angeles Superior Court judge to add Jason Trawick as a co-conservator over his pop star daughter, according to papers filed on Friday.
Trawick will only have shared legal control over Spears's general well being – not her finances, a source tells PEOPLE. In general, a conservator can make decisions over a person's food, clothing and medical care. But Spears has plenty of personal freedom and the conservatorship is just a formality, another source previously told PEOPLE.
Originally posted 11/08/2011 08:00AM
Center stage, a spotlight, a microphone ... and another singing Spears.
Jamie Lynn Spears, 20, took to a Nashville stage for the first time on Monday night, singing a set of her own original songs to a packed crowd of family and friends.
Grandfather June Spears traveled from the family's hometown of Kentwood, La., with other relatives (although not sister Britney Spears, who is touring overseas) to cheer on Jamie Lynn, sitting near her beaming parents Lynne and Jamie Spears, as well as country music legend Pam Tillis.
"I am so emotional tonight," Lynne told PEOPLE after watching her youngest daughter perform. Her father, Jamie, concurred, saying, "We are so proud of her."
Originally posted 11/15/2010 04:20PM
Britney Spears's parents, Lynne and Jamie Spears, are reconciling eight years after their divorce.
"They are back together and are doing well and happy," a source tells PEOPLE. "[They're] not remarried but back together."
The couple, who divorced in 2002, were looking friendly on Saturday at Los Angeles lounge Boudoir. Onlookers at the lounge spotted Lynne and Jamie cheering and dancing as DJ Mr. Best spun Britney's hits, like "Toxic" and "Gimme More."
"They were in a great mood together," says an onlooker. "They were laughing together – dancing and laughing [and] totally having fun."
Originally posted 02/17/2008 02:00PM
Britney Spears marked a relatively quiet President's Day weekend, with her Saturday spent in the company of her father and her assistant Brett inside her Beverly Hills home.
When his daughter did go out, Jamie Spears, who has been appointed a conservator in charge of Britney's well-being and her finances, accompanied her to dinner, with the two joining a small party at Citrus at Social Hollywood, on Sunset Boulevard.
Outside chef Michel Richards's new restaurant, a photographer asked the pop star, 26, how she was doing. "Good," she replied gently.
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