A look back at Britney Spears' conservatorship

by 24USATVJune 23, 2021, 6 a.m. 22
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(CNN) The world may hear from Britney Spears regarding her court-ordered conservatorship in a hearing on Wednesday.

Spears has yet to address the court since her court-appointed attorney, Samuel Ingham III, filed to suspend her father Jamie Spears as the conservator of her estimated $60 million estate last year. The elder Spears had been the conservator of her estate since 2008, along with attorney Andrew Wallet, following a series of personal issues that played out publicly for the singer. Following Wallet's resignation in 2019, Spears had been solely responsible for overseeing her finances until Judge Brenda Penny appointed Bessemer Trust in November 2020 to serve as co-conservator.

The highly anticipated hearing has members of the media and supporters of Spears clamoring for a seat in the courtroom. Although Spears is expected to appear virtually, the Los Angeles County Superior Court has already told members of the media they are going to have an overflow courtroom where spectators can listen remotely to the proceedings, because seating will be limited.

Here's a timeline of the events leading to the hearing.

Spears and her boyfriend Sam Asghari attend a Hollywood premiere in 2019. A couple of months earlier, she had checked out of a mental-health treatment facility after undertaking an "all-encompassing wellness treatment."

Spears and her boyfriend Sam Asghari attend a Hollywood premiere in 2019. A couple of months earlier, she had checked out of a mental-health treatment facility after undertaking an "all-encompassing wellness treatment."

Spears accepts the Vanguard Award at the GLAAD Media Awards in 2018. The award goes to a performer who has made a difference in promoting and supporting equality.

Spears accepts the Vanguard Award at the GLAAD Media Awards in 2018. The award goes to a performer who has made a difference in promoting and supporting equality.

Spears gets a birthday cake at the Jingle Ball event in Los Angeles in 2016.

Spears gets a birthday cake at the Jingle Ball event in Los Angeles in 2016.

Spears performs at her Las Vegas show "Britney: Piece of Me" in 2015.

Spears performs at her Las Vegas show "Britney: Piece of Me" in 2015.

Clark County, Nevada, proclaimed November 5, 2014, as "Britney Day" on the Las Vegas Strip. In 2013, Spears started a two-year residency at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

Clark County, Nevada, proclaimed November 5, 2014, as "Britney Day" on the Las Vegas Strip. In 2013, Spears started a two-year residency at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

Spears poses with her sons -- Jayden, left, and Sean -- at a Los Angeles Dodgers baseball game in 2013.

Spears poses with her sons -- Jayden, left, and Sean -- at a Los Angeles Dodgers baseball game in 2013.

In 2012, Spears became a judge on the TV show "The X Factor."

In 2012, Spears became a judge on the TV show "The X Factor."

Spears performs on the opening night of her tour in 2009.

Spears performs on the opening night of her tour in 2009.

Spears leaves a Los Angeles courthouse after a child custody hearing in 2007. A few months later, she was hospitalized over issues involving the custody of her children. Federline was awarded sole custody. In February 2008, a Los Angeles court granted temporary conservatorship to Spears' father, Jamie, after Britney was taken to a hospital and deemed unable to take care of herself.

Spears leaves a Los Angeles courthouse after a child custody hearing in 2007. A few months later, she was hospitalized over issues involving the custody of her children. Federline was awarded sole custody. In February 2008, a Los Angeles court granted temporary conservatorship to Spears' father, Jamie, after Britney was taken to a hospital and deemed unable to take care of herself.

Spears attacks a paparazzo's car with an umbrella outside Federline's home in Tarzana, California, in 2007.

Spears attacks a paparazzo's car with an umbrella outside Federline's home in Tarzana, California, in 2007.

Spears shaved her head in 2007. Headlines at the time focused on whether the star was in the midst of a breakdown.

Spears shaved her head in 2007. Headlines at the time focused on whether the star was in the midst of a breakdown.

Spears married dancer Kevin Federline in 2004. They had two sons together before divorcing in 2007.

Spears married dancer Kevin Federline in 2004. They had two sons together before divorcing in 2007.

Spears joins Beyonce and Pink for the filming of a Pepsi commercial in Rome in 2003.

Spears joins Beyonce and Pink for the filming of a Pepsi commercial in Rome in 2003.

In 2003, Spears and Madonna set tongues wagging as they kissed during the opening performance of the MTV Video Music Awards.

In 2003, Spears and Madonna set tongues wagging as they kissed during the opening performance of the MTV Video Music Awards.

Spears stars in the 2002 movie "Crossroads" with Taryn Manning and Zoe Saldana. That year, Forbes magazine named her Hollywood's Most Powerful Celebrity.

Spears stars in the 2002 movie "Crossroads" with Taryn Manning and Zoe Saldana. That year, Forbes magazine named her Hollywood's Most Powerful Celebrity.

Spears performs with Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler as part of the Super Bowl halftime show in 2001.

Spears performs with Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler as part of the Super Bowl halftime show in 2001.

Spears and Timberlake attend the American Music Awards together in 2001. The two dated for a few years.

Spears and Timberlake attend the American Music Awards together in 2001. The two dated for a few years.

Spears poses with the boy band NSYNC, who she once toured with, in 1999. NSYNC included her former "Mickey Mouse Club" castmate Justin Timberlake, seen at bottom left.

Spears poses with the boy band NSYNC, who she once toured with, in 1999. NSYNC included her former "Mickey Mouse Club" castmate Justin Timberlake, seen at bottom left.

Spears performs at the 1999 MTV Video Music Awards. Her first album "...Baby One More Time," had become a smash hit.

Spears performs at the 1999 MTV Video Music Awards. Her first album "...Baby One More Time," had become a smash hit.

Spears' first concert tour kicked off in November 1998, a couple of months before her first studio album was released. She signed a contract with Jive Records in 1997. She was 15 at the time.

Spears' first concert tour kicked off in November 1998, a couple of months before her first studio album was released. She signed a contract with Jive Records in 1997. She was 15 at the time.

Spears, third from right, was part of "The Mickey Mouse Club" from 1993-1994. The Disney show had several cast members who have since become global superstars, including Ryan Gosling, seated next to Spears; and singers Christina Aguilera and Justin Timberlake, seen at right.

Spears, third from right, was part of "The Mickey Mouse Club" from 1993-1994. The Disney show had several cast members who have since become global superstars, including Ryan Gosling, seated next to Spears; and singers Christina Aguilera and Justin Timberlake, seen at right.

Spears, seen here with her parents in an old photo she posted to Instagram, was born December 2, 1981, in McComb, Mississippi.

Spears is taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where she undergoes drug and alcohol testing and a psychiatric evaluation after a custody dispute at her home.

Spears is hospitalized again, this time at the University of California-Los Angeles Medical Center and is released nearly one week later.

Jamie Spears, Britney's father, files a petition with the Los Angeles County Superior Court to place his daughter under a temporary probate conservatorship in the wake of her hospitalizations.

Jamie and Lynne Spears release a statement following their daughter's release from the hospital. "As parents of an adult child in the throes of a mental health crisis, we were extremely disappointed this morning to learn that over the recommendation of her treating psychiatrist, our daughter Britney was released from the hospital that could best care for her and keep her safe," the statement read, according to a Los Angeles Times report.

"We are deeply concerned about our daughter's safety and vulnerability and we believe her life is presently at risk. There are conservatorship orders in place created to protect our daughter that are being blatantly disregarded. We ask only that the court's orders be enforced so that a tragedy may be averted."

Britney Spears' court-ordered conservatorship is made permanent by Judge Reva Goetz. The singer's father, along with attorney Andrew Wallet are made co-conservators of her estate, with her father being the conservator of her person, overseeing her medical care.

Jamie Spears is hospitalized for intestinal issues. He spends 28 days at the Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas before continuing recovery at home.

Andrew Wallet resigns as co-conservator of the singer's estate and Jamie Spears becomes the sole conservator of Britney's person and estate.

Jodi Montgomery is appointed temporary conservator of Spears' person, to oversee her health and medical decisions.

"In general, I think, you know, [Jamie has] done the best he could given the situation he was put in. You know, we've had to, like, work together as a family to kind of keep it all going ... She's always wanted to get out of it [the conservatorship]."

Britney Spears' court-appointed attorney, Samuel Ingham III, requests Jamie Spears be removed as conservator of the singer's estate and requests Judge Brenda Penny enlist Bessemer Trust, a wealth and investment management firm, to oversee Britney's estate.

Jamie Spears speaks to CNN , saying he misses his daughter and that he hasn't spoken to her in months. "I love my daughter and I miss her very much. When a family member needs special care and protection, families need to step up, as I have done for the last 12-plus years, to safeguard, protect and continue to love Britney unconditionally. I have and will continue to provide unwavering love and fierce protection against those with self-serving interests and those who seek to harm her or my family."

Jamie Spears speaks to CNN through his attorney Vivian Thoreen , "[Jamie] would love nothing more than to see Britney not need a conservatorship," Thoreen tells CNN. "Whether or not there is an end to the conservatorship really depends on Britney. If she wants to end her conservatorship, she can file a petition to end it."

Ingham states that "Britney wants to address the court directly." A hearing is scheduled for June 23 for Spears to speak about her conservatorship.

"So many documentaries about me this year with other people's takes on my life ... These documentaries are so hypocritical ... they criticize the media and then do the same thing ?????" Spears went on to write: "I don't know y'all but I'm thrilled to remind you all that although I've had some pretty tough times in my life ... I've had waaaayyyy more amazing times in my life and unfortunately my friends ... I think the world is more interested in the negative..."

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