Singer Britney Spears, whose conservatorship was ended in late 2021, has objected to paying her mother’s huge legal fees.
Lynne Spears reportedly accumulated £460,000 in lawyer’s fees during the singer’s highly-publicized legal battle to end her conservatorship, which was ultimately terminated last November after 13 years.
According to documents obtained by PA and reported by Variety, Britney has formally opposed Lynne’s request for the significant sum of money.
The documents read: “Lynne Spears and her counsel seek payment of legal fees and costs – from Britney Spears – of more than $660,000 (£460,000). Britney Spears opposes the Petition in its entirety.”
Additionally, Britney’s filing said: “Britney Spears has for decades been her family’s sole breadwinner, supporting her entire family.”
The document also claimed that Lynne is currently living in a property that is owned by and being paid for by her pop star daughter.
It read: “It warrants noting that Lynne Spears has for at least a decade resided in a large, expensive house owned by Britney Spears in Kentwood, Louisiana, for which her daughter has also continuously – and generously – paid Lynne Spears’s utilities, telephone services , insurance, property taxes, landscaping, pool work, pest control, repairs, and maintenance, totaling approximately $1.7m (£1.3m).”
Lynne applied for Britney’s estate to cover her legal expenses shortly before the conservatorship was ended in late 2021. She claimed that she asked for the money in order to help her daughter “achieve independence from her conservator father James Spears”.