Britney Spears and father Jamie Spears finally settle lingering legal dispute over conservatorship

The "Stronger" singer's 13-year conservatorship was terminated in November 2021.

More than two years after the termination of her conservatorship, Britney Spears has finally settled a lingering dispute with her father, Jamie Spears, over legal fees. 

Britney’s attorney, Mathew S. Rosengart, confirmed to Entertainment Weekly that the dispute between the pair was settled in Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday, but noted that the settlement’s terms were confidential. 

“Although the conservatorship was terminated in November 2021, [Britney’s] wish for freedom is now truly complete,” he said in a statement. “As she desired and instructed, her freedom now includes that she will no longer need to be involved with court or entangled with legal proceedings in this matter.”

Rosengart continued, “Britney Spears won when the court suspended her father, and Britney Spears won when her fundamental rights and civil liberties were restored.”

<p>VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty; Kevin Mazur/WireImage</p> Jamie Spears; Britney Spears

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Jamie Spears; Britney Spears

Jamie’s attorney, Alex Weingarten, did not immediately respond to EW’s request for comment. However, he told PEOPLE in a statement that the pair had “reached a settlement agreement resolving all outstanding disputes.”

“I cannot comment on any specifics, as the settlement is confidential," Weingarten said. "Jamie is thrilled that this is all behind him. He loves his daughter very much, and everything he has ever done has been to protect and support her. It is unfortunate that some irresponsible people in Britney’s life chose to drag this on for as long as it has.”

The pop star's 13-year conservatorship ended in November 2021. Just one month later, PEOPLE reported that Jamie, her former conservator, had filed court documents requesting that the "Stronger" singer's estate pay for his attorney fees as well as “ongoing fiduciary duties relating to the winding up of the Conservatorship of the Person and Estate.”

He was seeking "more than $2 million in fees to multiple law firms he had hired" while acting as Britney's conservator in addition to his own legal fees, The New York Times reported. Their settlement means that they will avoid having to take the case to trial, which the outlet noted was set to start in May.

In the years since her conservatorship came to an end, Britney has released new music with and Elton John. Once Upon a One More Time, a fairy-tale jukebox musical featuring her songs, opened on Broadway in 2023. She also released her memoir, The Woman in Me, last fall.

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