“Ms. Spears respectfully submits that the Court should appoint her nominee; in that, it is an objectively intelligent preference to nominate a highly qualified, professional fiduciary in this circumstance,” states the petition, which is embedded below. “Moreover, Ms. Spears respectfully submits that, given the Court’s recognition at the July 14, 2021, hearing that Ms. Spears has sufficient capacity to choose her own legal counsel, she likewise has sufficient capacity to make this nomination.”
While Rosengart made it clear the ultimate goal is to end the conservatorship, he’s following up on his promise that he would “be filing as quickly as possible to get Mr. Spears removed.” Rosengart during the July 14 hearing suggested Jamie should voluntarily quit, but his lawyer Vivienne Thoreen declined saying,“There is no basis for him stepping down.”
The court on Friday approved Bessemer Trust’s request to resign as co-conservator of the estate, which leaves Jamie solo in that role for at least a few more months. A hearing on Rubin’s appointment is tentatively set for Dec. 13, and Spears in the petition indicated she will attend.
Meanwhile, also on Friday L.A. County Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny signed an order temporarily extending Jodi Montgomery’s role as conservator of Spears’ person until Oct. 8. Montgomery, who has served in the position for about two years, indicated in a filing earlier this month that despite escalating threats to her safety she won’t be “abandoning” Spears.