Friday, February 01, 2008

Britney Spear's Father is Given Conservatorship

A court commissioner in Los Angeles has placed Britney Spears and her estate under a temporary conservatorship today, and named her father to be the conservator.

One day after Britney Spears was whisked to a psychiatric hospital by a police entourage that stretched longer than a football field, a Superior Court commissioner named the father, James Spears, conservator of Britney Spears herself, and a Mr. Spears and a lawyer were named conservators of Britney's estate.

A conservatorship is an arrangement decided up on by court that allows a person and/or his or her property to be subject to the legal control of another person (or persons) or another entity, the conservator. It's the same principle as having a person being appointed as a guardian, though the terminology and exact rights of the conservator or guardian can vary from state to state.

The commissioner making the decision said that Britney Spears would be under conservatorship until another hearing is held on Feb. 4th.

According to the Los Angeles Times, "The conservator will have the power to 'restrict visitors,' have around-the-clock security for Spears, and have access to all medical records."

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