Britney Spears' father, Jamie, was given permanent control over his daughter's personal and financial affairs by a court commissioner Tuesday (October 28), The Associated Press reports.
Los Angeles Superior Court Commissioner Reva Goetz made the arrangement permanent at the request of lawyers for the conservatorship. "The conservatorship is necessary and appropriate for the complexity of financial and business entities and her being susceptible to undue influence," Goetz said.
A court-appointed attorney for Spears says the singer does not object to the arrangement. The conservatorship was set to expire December 31.
According to TMZ's sources, Britney's camp wanted the conservatorship extended because it could make it easier for her to regain custody of her two sons, Sean Preston and Jayden James. Spears agreed to give full custody of the boys to ex-husband Kevin Federline in July. The singer retains visitation rights.
Instead of extending temporary power every few months, it made more sense for the commissioner to grant a permanent conservatorship and then lift it when Britney is deemed sound enough to handle her own affairs, TMZ reports.
Jamie Spears first took over Britney's affairs in February, when the singer was hospitalized for the second time in a month for mental-health evaluation. During that time, the singer had a near-constant presence in the news for her erratic behavior and the pair of hospitalizations. The court decided to extend the conservatorship in July.