Britney Spears' father suspended from conservatorship after 13 years

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Britney Spears' father Jamie has officially been suspended from the pop superstar's conservatorship after 13 years in control of her affairs.

Judge Brenda Penny said during a heated hearing at Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday that Jamie Spears remaining in charge of his daughter's estate was "not tenable" and "toxic".

Britney Spears
Britney Spears' father has been suspended from the conservatorship after 13 years in control. Photo: Getty

"The current situation is not tenable. It reflects a toxic environment which requires the suspension of Jamie Spears effective today," the judge said.

The 69-year-old was ordered to turn over the relevant documents to John Zabel, a certified public accountant, who has been appointed temporary conservator of the singer's $US60 million ($A83 million) estate.

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Jamie's legal team had forcefully argued against his suspension, instead arguing termination of the complex legal arrangement was the correct course.

However, the judge sided with Spears' lawyer, agreeing it was in the star's "best interests" that her father be removed.

Britney's father Jamie
Britney's father Jamie has been in control of the conservatorship for 13 years. Photos: AP

The move marks the latest major milestone in the singer's attempts to free herself from the arrangement that has overseen her life and career since 2008.

The judge's decision will likely be celebrated by members of the #FreeBritney movement, a global group of supporters who have long called for the conservatorship to be terminated.

Britney – whose personal affairs are handled by Jodi Montgomery – previously spoke out in court to claim her father should be “in jail” for putting her through what she called a “traumatic” conservatorship which left her “depressed”.

Spears called the conservatorship “abusive,” and condemned her father and the others who have controlled it.

“I want to end this conservatorship without being evaluated,” Spears said in a long, emotional and sometimes profane speech, in which she condemned the legal arrangement and her father, who has controlled it for most of its existence.

"I'm traumatised," she said, speaking remotely.

Additional reporting by AAP.

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