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Here's Why Britney Spears Still Has a Conservator After All These Years

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In early September, Britney Spears' dad, Jamie Spears, stepped down as her conservator after 11 years in the role. He was named permanent conservator over her finances and daily life as well as co-conservator over her estate. A judge approved a change of conservatorship to the Vegas entertainer's care manager, Jodi Montgomery, to take over temporarily for Jamie, who suffered a life-threatening colon rupture in November 2018.

The singer's conservatorship was established so long ago, you'd be forgiven for forgetting why Britney needs a conservator in the first place. So here's a brief overview of what led to the legal arrangement and why it continues to this day.