BREAKING: Britney Spears’ father agrees to step down from Conservatorship role

Per NPR “After 13 years of controlling Britney Spears‘ finances, Jamie Spears has filed a document in Los Angeles Superior Court agreeing to step down as the conservator of his daughter’s estate. The move comes weeks after the singer filed a petition asking that her father be removed from his position, and that he be charged with conservatorship abuse.”

“In court hearings over the last two months, the 39-year-old pop singer has repeatedly accused her father of using her estate and earnings for his own financial benefit, and of using his position to “control” her,” the report continues.

The report adds:

In the court document filed Thursday, Jamie Spears’ lawyer, Vivian Thoreen, contended that there are “no actual grounds for suspending or removing” him from the conservatorship,” and that “it is highly debatable whether a change in conservator at this time would be in Ms. Spears’ best interests.”

“Nevertheless,” Thoreen continued, “even as Mr. Spears is the unremitting target of unjustified attacks, he does not believe that a public battle with his daughter over his continuing service as her conservator would be in her best interests.”

The filing does not indicate a timeline for Jamie Spears’ departure, however. Instead, Thoreen wrote: “Mr. Spears is willing to step down when the time is right, but the transition needs to be orderly and include a resolution of matters pending before the court.”