PEOPLE confirmed that Jamie Spears has sought to terminate his daughter Britney Spears’ conservatorship after 13 years.
Jamie, 69, indicated in a court file seen by PEOPLE on Tuesday that Britney may no longer require conservatorship. Britney’s team has dubbed the move a “massive legal victory” for the singer.
Jamie retained guardianship of his daughter’s money as a conservator of her estate after resigning as her personal conservator in late 2019.
Britney is “entitled to have this Court now seriously consider whether this conservatorship is no longer required,” says the petition.
“Recent events related to this conservatorship have called into question whether circumstances have changed to such an extent that grounds for establishment of a conservatorship may no longer exist,” the filing reads.
Jamie’s petition continues by quoting Britney’s statements during many explosive court sessions this summer: “Ms. Spears has told this Court that she wants control of her life back without the safety rails of a conservatorship.”
“She wants to be able to make decisions regarding her own medical care, deciding when, where, and how often to get therapy. She wants to control the money she has made from her career and spend it without supervision or oversight. She wants to be able to get married and have a baby if she so chooses,” the petition added.
“In short, she wants to live her life as she chooses without the constraints of a conservator or court proceeding,” states the prayer.
The petition did, however, uphold the conservatorship’s initial formation.
“The conservatorship has helped Ms. Spears get through a major life crisis, rehabilitate and advance her career, and put her finances and her affairs in order,” the petition states of the decision made 13 years ago.
Jamie now believes his daughter is “entitled to have this court now seriously consider whether this conservatorship is no longer required.”
“As Mr. Spears has said, again and again, all he wants is what is best for his daughter,” the filing says. “If Ms. Spears wants to terminate the conservatorship and believes that she can handle her own life, Mr. Spears believes that she should get that chance.”
Mathew Rosengart, Britney’s attorney, tells PEOPLE that Tuesday’s filing “represents a massive legal victory for Britney Spears, as well as vindication.”