US pop star Britney Spears’ career has been in the hands of legal guardians in an arrangement known as a conservatorship since 2008, when she faced a public mental health crisis.
The court-ordered agreement gave her father control over her estate and other aspects of her life.
But the arrangement could now be nearing its end. The 39-year-old singer has been seeking to dismiss her father from the role and has called for him to be charged with “conservatorship abuse”.
He has filed court papers suggesting the “grounds for establishment of a conservatorship may no longer exist”.