Following reports that alleged Britney Spears‘ dad “battered” his 13-year-old grandson, Jamie Spears is asking the courts to let him “temporarily” step down as his daughter’s conservator. Though the famous father has already suggested someone who can replace him — Jodi Montgomery, the singer’s current care manager — he’s looking to relinquish his responsibility until January 20, 2020, at the earliest. According to court documents obtained by In Touch, he’d like to step down immediately.
Jamie’s lawyer “provided ex parte notice” to the court on Thursday, September 5, and he plans to officially petition to step down on Monday, September 9. “James P. Spears will petition to the court ex parte for an order appointing Jodi Montgomery as Temporary Conservator of the Person beginning September 9, 2019, until January 20, 2020 or further court order,” his lawyer wrote in an email included in the paperwork. The documents cite “personal health reasons” for why he’s choosing to step down.
If Montgomery is granted conservatorship over Britney, she’ll be given the power to “restrict and limit visitors by any means,” “retain caretakers [and security guards] for the Conservatee on 24 hour/7 day basis” and “communicate with treating and other expert medical personnel regarding the Conservatee, and to have access to any and all records regarding the Conservatee’s medical treatment, diagnosis and testing.” She’ll also be able to “prosecute civil harassment restraining orders that the Conservator deems appropriate.”
Just days before the Spears patriarch gave the court notice of his petition, In Touch was able to confirm that his former son-in-law, Kevin Federline, filed a police report that alleged Jamie had been involved in a physical altercation with one of his sons. “Mr. Federline alleged the grandfather battered one of the sons on August 24, I believe the 13-year old,” Sergeant Marta Bugarin, spokeswoman for the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, told Radar Online on Tuesday, September 3. Though Britney brought her children over to her ex’s house, the incident may affect their custody agreement. “It will be up to prosecutors to investigate the allegations and file any possible charges.”
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