Britney Spears' fiancé, Jason Trawick, has petitioned the Los Angeles Superior Court to become the pop star's co-conservator. He would share legal control of the pop star with her father, Jamie Spears, who has maintained legal control of his daughter since February 2008.
Sources close to the filing tell People that Trawick would not have control of Spears' multimillion-dollar estate or career but would share responsibility with Jamie Spears for the singer's "general well-being," including decisions regarding food, clothing and medical care.
L.A. probate attorney Jeffrey S. Cohen told the magazine that while this is "a very unusual situation," it could be "a sign that the couple's wedding is around the corner.
"This is probably a compromise between Britney, her father and Trawick to get the marriage off on the right foot. Obviously, her future husband needs to have a say in her well-being," Cohen added.
Jamie Spears gained legal control over his daughter's affairs in February 2008, following a spate of increasingly erratic behavior that culminated in Britney's brief stay at UCLA Medical Center. In the years since, Spears has appeared to get her life solidly back on track, releasing two multiplatinum albums, launching two successful world tours and regaining custody of her young sons, Sean Preston and Jayden James.
The current status of Spears' conservatorship is reportedly more of a "formality" than anything else.
Trawick, Spears' former agent and co-star in her "Criminal" video, proposed to Spears in December on his 40th birthday with a four-carat diamond ring designed by Neil Lane.