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June 30, 2021

What’s next for Britney Spears’ conservatorship? Legal experts weigh in

Nelson Hardiman LLP’s Managing Partner Harry Nelson was asked to weigh in on the latest hearing regarding Britney Spears conservatorship by Fox News.

From the article:

After Wednesday’s bombshell court hearing, in which Britney Spears aired her concerns over the 13-year conservatorship that hangs over her, many are left with more questions than answers following the pop star’s address. In her testimony, Spears stated on the record that she didn’t feel she “was heard on any level” the last time she spoke to the court in 2019.

Fox News spoke with three experienced and well-versed attorneys, who are not involved in the legal matter, but lent insight into what could happen with Spears’ conservatorship considering the involved parties now have to go back to the drawing board and come to an agreement on what to do moving forward.

Meanwhile, attorney Harry Nelson, who is the founder and managing partner of the Los Angeles-based firm Nelson Hardiman, believes that Spears “can – and very likely will – end the conservatorship simply by filing a petition to terminate it and supporting the case that she made to Judge [Brenda] Penny.”‘

Nelson added that in his estimation, “the vast majority of conservatorships do not get terminated, simply because the conserved person is severely disabled or elderly and not in a position to mount a challenge once a conservatorship is imposed” but maintained that “it is not unusual for someone who has made meaningful strides in their self-management to request and obtain the lifting of a conservatorship.”

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