Britney Spears has officially emerged from her long-running, nearly 15-year conservatorship.
A judge signed an order on Friday to dissolve her conservatorship and dispose of a trust that was established in 2007. The singer will not go bankrupt because of her assets, according to celebrity legal expert Dana Cole. She will, however, lose power over a personal assistant, her two sons, her clothing line and a business.
“He decided that she should be free to go do whatever she wants to do,” Cole said. “It’s only a civil court case. It isn’t a criminal proceeding.”
Spears filed the lawsuit in October 2016, asking a Los Angeles judge to turn her over to her parents, Lynne and Jamie Spears. Spears contended that her parents had stripped her of her wishes, her voice and kept her from seeing her two children.
Spears’ conservatorship began in 2008 after she was hospitalized for an anxiety attack, lost her home and divorce proceedings broke out between her husband Kevin Federline and her agent and manager. Spears subsequently filed for divorce and ended her marriage.
Spears, now 34, is currently the subject of a VH1 reality show, “Britney: Domination.”