Britney Spears is fighting yet another court battle against her parents.
On Wednesday, In a hearing in a LA courtroom, Britney’s lawyer argued that she should not have to pay her mother’s $663k legal tab.
Last November, the conservatorship was terminated. Lynne says she is entitled to the fees for purportedly starting the effort that resulted in Jamie being ousted as their daughter’s conservator.
As a third party in the conservatorship battle, she hired a team of lawyers in 2019 to see what they could do to “help Britney free herself from what she saw was a very controlling existence,” and help her daughter “achieve independence from her conservator father, Jamie Spears,” according to Lynne attorney’s court papers.
Britney “enthusiastically agreed” to her mother’s help, hoping together they could “free her from the nightmare she was enduring,” according to Lynne’s attorney.
Lynne, 66, and Jamie, 69, divorced in 2002.
Britney Spears’s lawyer, Mathew Rosengart, filed papers this week to object to the request.
“We believe the petition was filed in bad faith,” Rosengart said, adding that there is no legal basis for Lynne’s request.
LA Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny rescheduled the hearing for July 20, so she could read all the court papers related to Lynne Spears’ fees request.
“I need to really look at everything that’s been filed and the probate attorney needs to look at everything too,” the judge said.