Mathew Rosengart has revealed he’s “working hard” to remove Britney Spears’ father as her conservator.
The Hollywood lawyer was hired to represent the singer in her conservatorship battle last week, after her court appointed lawyer Samuel D Ingham resigned from his role.
Following a brief court hearing on Monday, Mathew told reporters: “As I said in court last week and outside, my firm and I are moving aggressively and expeditiously to file a petition to remove Jamie Spears unless he resigns first.”
“I once again want to thank Britney Spears for her courage and for her strength. I want to thank Judge [Brenda] Penny for her courtesy in welcoming my firm and I into this case,” he added – according to E! News.
“And I also want to thank Britney Spears fans and supporters. The outreach and support for my firm, myself and most importantly Britney has truly been overwhelming from coast to coast and literally throughout the world.”
When asked if he is any closer to getting Jamie removed, Mathew replied: “We’re working very hard on the documents.”
Britney was placed under a conservatorship after she suffered an alleged breakdown in 2008.
A conservatorship is granted to those who are incapable of making decisions, such as people with mental disabilities.
The arrangement put her estate, financial assets, and some personal assets under the control of her father Jamie, and lawyer Andrew Wallet – who has since resigned from the role.
The pop star’s conservatorship has been under review since 2019 after she accused her father of forcing her to enter a mental health facility.
In November last year, the songstress tried to have her father removed as her conservator, but her request was denied.
Instead, a judge named wealth management firm the Bessemer Trust as co-conservator of her estate, alongside her father.
However, Bessemer Trust has since resigned from the role.
During a landmark court hearing on June 23, Britney called for an end to her 13-year conservatorship, which she branded “abusive”.
In a passionate statement, the pop singer said: “I am not happy, I can’t sleep. I’m so angry, it’s insane. And I’m depressed.”
“My dad and anyone involved in this conservatorship, including my management… they should be in jail… I just want my life back.”
Judge Brenda Penny denied Britney’s request to remove her father from her conservatorship.