Jason Trawick officially named co-conservator of Britney Spears: sketchy?

Everyone said it was going to happen, and now it’s official. Jason Trawick was just named Britney Spears’s co-conservator. Jason, Britney’s fiancé, will now be sharing the conservatorship responsibilities with Jamie Spears, Britney‘s father. People Magazine claimed a month ago that Jamie was totally fine with this, and that Jamie was cosigning whatever legal wrangling it took to make this happen. As I’ve said in previous posts, I have big issues with this for many reasons. First, let’s hear about the new arrangement:

Jason Trawick, Britney Spears’s fiancé, was approved as a co-conservator for the pop star by a Los Angeles judge Wednesday.

“Jamie’s thrilled,” his attorney Geraldine Wyle told reporters following the hearing, referring to Spears’s father. “It’s all in the family.”

Wyle also clarified that the request to add Trawick came at Britney’s request, not Jamie’s. Conservators typically have legal authority over a person’s general well-being, which includes decisions about food, clothing and medical care.

A source close to the singer previously told PEOPLE that Britney enjoys plenty of personal freedom and that the conservatorship is mostly in name only.

Trawick will not have any legal control over Britney’s multimillion-dollar fortune, which is overseen by her father and another attorney.

Dad Jamie Spears has held legal control over his daughter and her finances since Feb. 2008 after the singer suffered a psychological breakdown.

The conservatorship will be lifted only after a judge is convinced, on the advice of the singer’s doctors, that she’s healthy enough to manage her own affairs.

[From People]

“A source close to the singer previously told PEOPLE that Britney enjoys plenty of personal freedom and that the conservatorship is mostly in name only.” Bulls–t. I mean, yes, Britney has some “freedoms” but she’s still under a very narrow, protective conservatorship, and she’s still not allowed to make major decisions for herself. The only reason she still gets to spend time with her sons is because Kevin Federline and Jamie Spears worked out a side arrangement, and because K-Fed doesn’t push the custody issue – although he could at any time.

Mostly, I’m just disgusted because it feels like Britney’s father and her soon-to-be husband are treating her like property, and I find the legal mechanics of this to be very sketchy. Either Britney is competent enough to decide to marry Jason Trawick or she’s not. Either Britney has legal rights as a wife, or she doesn‘t and she‘ll end up married to a man who has legal control over her medication, her day-to-day finances (like, grocery shopping), her living arrangements and her diet. This in-between, married-to-a-caretaker thing is a disaster waiting to happen.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

 

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  1. brin says:

    It’s creepy. That first picture of Britney says it all.

    • MsCatra says:

      You think maybe its a “just in case”? Maybe she realizes that whatever her official diagnosis is she might be stable at the moment, but could easily go off the rails again, and if she does she will already have a plan?

      • Lee says:

        That’s a fair point. Though there are other ways of having a contingency plan in place than to have her be under conservatorship. Maybe Britney finds it a bit freeing to not be fully legally responsible and she chooses not to contest it or have the conservatorship ended.

        But in either case, there is definitely something skeevy about the whole thing. And I don’t understand how it could be legal for her to even get married if she’s under conservatorship. If she is deemed unfit to make major life decisions, she should have no legal right to consent to marriage. Especially to someone who is the decision making appointee of the courts. None of it makes sense to me.

        Britney’s relationship with Trawick makes me really uncomfortable. It’s sort of like Britney on Glee; I generally adore her and Santana, except for when the writers over-emphasize her stupidity to the point of making her seem like a child. If someone is that regressed or psychologically not present, sexualizing them is just creepy and seems like they’re being taken advantage of.

      • autumndaze says:

        I also wonder if it is just getting to be a lot for Jamie to continue to take on; (this is what defines a family; to take care of one another when unable to do so for oneself.)
        It just seems as though Brit is a full-time 24 hour a day job for the last few years and Jason would be able to oversea the smaller things like day-to-day flossing, etc.
        But I still don’t like the arrangement. Giving the dude control over medical care/medications is concerning…

      • Tiffany says:

        A conservatorship is a BIG HUGE step. It takes away some of a person’s rights, and gives them to another person. I don’t think legally a judge could ok this arrangement if there wasn’t a serious need, more than just a back up plan.

        1.) If she can’t testify for herself, how can she have the legal ability to sign a marriage contract?

        2.) If the court sees that she has a need to have it legally put in stone that someone has to be in charge of her clothing and eating habits, is it REALLY a healthy thing to make her a judge on a tv talent show? This is the unbiased court saying that she is incapable of basic human responsibilities.

        3.) It is rumored that Jason is going to be a producer on X-Factor and will be there for all of her tapings. Doesn’t this sound a little too Manchurian Candidate to anyone?

      • deehunny says:

        ::Sigh:: I thought I answered this whole marriage issue in a previous post, but here I may not have. Here it goes:

        In the United States, all you need to do is be of age pretty much to get married (and it’s not incest, but some states say it is OK to marry your first cousin or have same sex marriage). You can be mentally impaired, have past mental issues, etc. All you need to do is demonstrate minimal decision making (legally called capacity). Getting married is one of the easiest things you can do legally– don’t yell at me, that’s just the law.

        The hardest thing to demonstrate capacity in the U.S. is to make a Will. Legally, that is one of the most difficult things to do, and that is why the law makes you jump through so many hoops (witnesses that cannot inherit, initialing each page to be sure other pages aren’t slipped in, keeping a copy with your attorney or in a safe, etc.).

        So, while she can get married, the courts still may not believe she can manage her own financial affairs.

        Hope this helps!

      • Lee says:

        @deehoney
        I’m not American, so I don’t know the specific details of the law, and I really do appreciate you explaining it. I still don’t think it makes any logical legal sense though. If she’s under conservatorship, the courts are saying that her mental health issues aren’t in the past. I don’t know much about the ins and outs of conservatorship in the US either, but it seems as though, if the courts deem someone incapable of taking care of themselves or making major decisions, they would not have the legal capacity to consent. Though as someone pointed out down thread, this could be a financial conservatorship type deal where she’s fully capable and legally entitled to take care of non-financial matters. I don’t know.

        But as someone who works in mental health, it seems odd to me that she would be under conservatorship for so long. I whole-heartedly believe in the recovery paradigm and think that autonomy and patient choice should be emphasized. Stigma around mental illness causes a lot of people to believe that someone who still experiences some symptoms is not capable of functioning (holding down a job, having romantic relationships, etc). But many many (most in fact) people living with mental illness are capable of all of those things. But I can’t comprehend then how, if someone is impaired to the extent that the courts have stepped in and taken away their legal responsibilities, that they then have the ability to consent to entering in to a major life-changing contract. I guess my personal bias is that she shouldn’t be under conservatorship if she doesn’t absolutely need to be. But maybe she prefers it that way.

        And maybe, as someone else pointed out, continuing the conservatorship is a tactic to avoid having to testify in any upcoming court cases. Which is actually very clever, if also underhanded.

    • Lizzie says:

      Creepy as hell. Poor Britney. Poor little bird in a gilded cage.

  2. Marjalane says:

    I say skeeve. You know, Brad Pitt barely pulls off that old guy with the long hair behind the ears look, and Trawick just looks creepy.

  3. Snowangel says:

    I don’t know, she looks really healthy, and happy lately. Perhaps she comes across as a little nervous, but that is because she is no longer bombed out of her mind for public/red carpet appearances.

    • Liv says:

      Jason seems like a nice guy, but being a conservator for your wife is literally crazy.

      • Rhea says:

        I wish Britney to find a real happiness. Given so many men in her life trying to get their hands over her money, it’s better if strictly her father who holds the control for now.

        I am not really sure with her choice of man given her track records. Jason might be nice, but all of those men also “seems nice” in front of her at the beginning.

        I think it’s better if she retired from the show biz (maybe opening restaurant like her father?) and let only Jason work in the show biz.

      • Liv says:

        Nah, Kevin Federline was clearly an idiot – right from the start! ;-) Jason Alexander was also clearly just after her money.

        Jason stays most of the time in the background – so telling from that and pictures and stuff, I think he seems nice and down to earth, but it’s hard to tell. He’s the first where I get the feeling he’s good for her and really cares for her. Let’s hope it’s true ;-)

      • Rhea says:

        @Liv : LOL. Kevin is a big D. Right from the start. But like I said, somehow Britney did not see that. I’m sure in front of her all those men seems nice at the beginning and she fell for that easily since she desperately want to find a real love and settled down soon.
        I wish her well too ;)

  4. bea says:

    It all kind of depends on what kind of guy Jason is, bc that’s a lot of “power” to hold over your (future) “wife”. What happens if/when her father dies? What happens if Brit decides she wants to break up with him? Is her POS mother banned from the situation?

    Seems like a potentially dangerous situation for her.

    She seems like a tragic figure to me.

  5. mln76 says:

    Creepy, skeevy, and immoral. One only has to look back to the horror stories of Old Hollywood greed to see where this kind of arrangement leads.

  6. Sloane Wyatt says:

    This is criminally wrong. Britney is either competent or she’s not. If not, no way should her HUSBAND have legal control over her. What if this poor girl ever wanted a divorce?

    This stinks to high heaven, absolute power over anyone corrupts absolutely.

  7. Kaye says:

    No matter what the rest of her face is doing, the expression in her eyes says she’s on the edge of losing control. It’s very sad to me.

  8. lucy2 says:

    I’m glad he’s not getting control of the money, but…what’s the point then? If she already has her father and her attorney handling it all, why should her husband (to be) have any sort of legal control?
    I’m hoping it’s just a formality that should something happen to her, he’d have a say in her medical care, as a spouse normally might, rather than just her father, but who knows. I just hope he doesn’t take advantage of her.

    • ataylor says:

      The legal control is just in case she refuses to take her court and doctor ordered meds (some bi-polar people tend to go off them when they feel better and then relapse) or if she engages in extremely risky behavior and needs to be taken to the hospital instead of asking the court for a 5150 again. This is basically in order to control extreme behavior. Her day to day finances and allowance remain under her control. Her fortune and estate are under court ordered conservatorship that Jason has ZERO access to. This isn’t a slave-master thing.

      • Lee says:

        That makes a lot more sense and is a lot less creepy. Though I thought her father still had control over her finances, etc?

      • ataylor says:

        Her father does still have conservatorship over her finances and estate, but its not just him having control and having the power to go on a willy-nilly shopping trip. He has a co-conservator appointed by the court to REGULATE that there’s no funny business going on or that Britney isn’t being taken advantage of. Any large withdrawl or irregular movement of her finances must ALSO be approved by the court approved co-conservator. It’s not just Jamie Spears in charge.

      • Candyland says:

        That makes sense. And he’s got himself a handful with her. I’m happy she’s taken care of instead of left on her own. We know what happened when she was.

      • exactly, ataylor. This is actually not completely uncommon. It’s to ensure that she complies with her medical/psychiatric regimen in the least confining environment.

      • Tiffany says:

        I disagree with the way you framed this situation. There are a lot of people that are bi-polar, that isn’t reason enough alone to be granted a conservatorship, which is an pretty extreme legal set up. They don’t give those out easily, because it legally removes a person’s rights and gives them to someone else.

        If it was just to protect her money, there are MANY other ways to do that (trusts, business management agreements, etc.).

      • ataylor says:

        @Tiffany I didn’t say it was only for the bi-polar issues. It’s basically an example since we really dont know exactly what is going on with her mentally. We know she’s sick. We know she’s unstable. The bipolar thing is the only condition that has been widely accepted by the media and the public to be the cause of her issues. She most likely has deeper more severe issues that we as the audience will NEVER be privy to.

        One of my friends also is bi-polar and regularly goes on and off her meds unsupervised. A conservatorship has been discussed in her case as well since she indulges in risky behavior at times. Also one of the reasons I mentioned that illness in Britneys case.

        Like I said — an example since no one knows exactly what’s going on.

      • the original bellaluna says:

        Thank you. It IS customary for a spouse to make medical decisions for the other spouse if they are rendered unable. (Think concussions; life-saving surgeries; etc…)

        And as someone above pointed out, Jaime is no spring chicken, and Brit’s day-to-day requirements (along with those of her two adorable, undoubtedly very active boys) are probably over-whelming; especially since he’s also over-seeing her finances.

        Would I like to be in that arrangement? Absolutely not. But I’m also not in her medical/mental position.

    • Ravensdaughter says:

      I’m with the tone of thread above. Obviously, Britney’s case-legal and medical-is complicated.
      Off topic, but not exactly-I keep thinking about how Willie Nelson’s manager didn’t pay Willie’s taxes for years and years (instead, pocketing the money) and whoops!-Willie and the IRS had to make a deal to keep him out of jail. Point I am making-the financial affairs of a super celeb are complicated and overwhelming even if the celeb is as emotionally and mentally stable as my man Willie. Okay, he smokes more than his share of weed, but I still think he is a pretty solid old guy.
      Even if Britney expresses interest and is given the reins in handling her financial affairs, in reality she will still be entrusting them to someone else. The chances that that someone else will take advantage of her well known-and profound-vulnerability are pretty high.
      I am not familiar with her legal case to the extent of some of CB’s readers. However, it seems reasonable and prudent (legal term of art I pulled from my law school brain fog) that Britney can be transitioned back in to take an active part in her major financial decisions with the support (an ultimate decision making control) of her dad, and to a lesser extent her fiance. Hopefully, they of all people should have her best interests in mind.
      In terms of her personal finances, we’ve all heard the now-cliche of a person with BPD going out on manic bender and buying a Ferrari-it happens, and although she can afford it, is that really the point here?
      The point is to optimize her health physically and mentally so the chances of her having a relatively normal life are optimized, and her chances of having an acute manic episode are greatly decreased. How short the leash remains on her day-to-day personal finances is the real issue here, I think. In her case, if she remains on this positive path, she should little by little be transitioned in to having control of her day-to-day personal financial decisions-with the caveat that she receive non-binding guidance in making those decisions and that the alarm bells will go off if she starts to drift towards an acute manic episode.
      Lest we forget how bad it can get, think of poor Sinead O’Connor. Britney has come a long, long way, but she has had a tremendous amount of help medically and support from the reliable, decent people in her life. For a person with a major mental illness, she is quite fortunate, really.

  9. Ming says:

    Lainey said it all: If Britney is in dire need of an overseer…how can you send that poor woman on tour (again !) ?

    Greedy greedy bastards *puke*

    • Candyland says:

      But that’s what she does. What she supposed to do sit home all day with nothing to do? Touring keeps her busy and fit and out of trouble. And hopefully she likes it and happy.

      • Samantha says:

        I can agree with that in theory…but have you watched Britney perform lately? She does not look as if she wants to be there at all. She looks miserable. So why keep doing it unless she’s being pushed to?

        There are lots of other things she could do. Concentrate on making studio albums, spend more time with her kids, charity work…it’s not as if touring is her only career option.

      • LAK says:

        @samantha

        1. Studio albums do not make money for the musicians unless they wrote the songs.

        2. Touring is the only way for them to make money, which is why they all go on the road so much.

        3. from everything we know about Britney, she seemed happiest when performing, real life was the tough one for her.

        4. Keeping her on tour kills several stones ie money coming in, possibly better mental state.

        Sadly, as she’s on meds, she doesn’t have the spark or joy or enthusiasm that she used to have. She’s just going through the motions, and her smile never quite reaches her eyes. It’s the opposite of smizing [Thank you Tyra!]. Mouth and lower face in wide joyous smile, eyes and upper face none what so ever.

  10. lem says:

    I think this is largely an arrangement to keep her from having to testify/deal with any if the multiple lawsuits stemming from things that occurred during/immediately after her breakdown. All of the Lufti stuff and the body guard lawsuits. If she’s rendered legally competent, she has to testify/be deposed and the people filing these lawsuits have made it clear they want this info public. I think this is all an effort to protect her assets from the legal actions.

  11. justalark says:

    It seems to me that troubled celebrities find the legal system in CA to be pretty accommodating with its many legal loopholes and questionable policies (think of Lindsey Lohan, Paris Hilton, Octomom, etc.) Because Britney has had these various conservatorships in place for several years now, it is probably safe to assume that she must have some serious, long-term, medically-documented issues that haven’t been completely disclosed to the public.

    The fact of the matter is that her career is back on track, she appears to be a better parent to her two sons, and she seems healthy and happy–all thanks to the intervention of her concerned family. Why are people so quick to see a nefarious plot here? Britney’s story has a happy, Hollywood ending, unlike the tragic outcome of stars like Amy Winehouse and Anna Nicole Smith.

    I wish her well and think that she is very fortunate to be surrounded by people who genuinely love her .

    • Jayna says:

      Because you are a common sense person. I agree with you. And maybe after this Sam Lufti case is over they will eventually have it lifted. I think they are trying to protect her from humiliating details coming out I’n trial if he is allowed to depose her.

      When you look at that Irish singer who has continually spiraled for years with bizarre behavior and suicidal, Britney is a huge success story.

    • Olga says:

      Totally agree with you! I also think she needs smbd to rely on and to take care of her. Don’t understand why it can’t be her dad and husband. If not them, then who?

      • LAK says:

        In an emotive, compassionate sense, you are right but ethically this is very wrong.

        Britney is now a piece of property, chattel if you will. To be disposed of like you would a car, house etc.The very situation women fought to throw off in the 19th century.

        It’s one thing for her father to be legally responsible for her together with an outside disinterested and hopefully not invested party. It is quite another for her husband to do the same.

        Over and above his legal rights as her husband in a marriage, making him legally responsible for her means he can dispose of her as he sees fit. And i am not talking murder mayhem etc.

        What i mean is whatever decisions she makes in her life, depending on scope of his legal role, he can overule it. And he probably wouldn’t have to give a reason why.

        So Britney’s sake, let’s hope that he is a good person who will not abuse this conservatorship.

      • Willow says:

        Agree with Olga ^^ Britney has been catered to and under control since her MM Club days. I don’t think this is too big a stretch for her, just someone else on staff running some part of her life. Of course, common sense blatantly screams “teach her self-suffiency skills”…but, we’re talking the entertainment industry who couldn’t care less unless THEY get rewarded for their efforts.
        I’m just happy she’s alive to share a life with her sons.

    • Tiffany says:

      You can have a healthy family that supports you without having to resort to drastic legal measures that take away her rights. I don’t think you fully grasp the amount of legal rights a conservatorship takes away from a person.

  12. Tracy says:

    The whole situation just makes me incredibly sad. She’s probably manic depressive which, combined with her money-making potential, makes her especially vulnerable. It’s obvious to anyone who can stand to look into her eyes that she’s not into it (you know, the Hollywood machine) anymore.

  13. kibbles says:

    This is so sad. Britney has the money and the material goods but she is a prime example of a former child star who was never given a normal childhood, an education, or enough love to mature into an emotionally stable and responsible adult. Her millions of dollars are not enough to want my child to live this kind of life. I feel like I’m reading a 19th century novel and Britney is the crazy wife locked in the attic and only allowed out if her husband or father gives her permission. It’s as if she is a piece of property or an invalid who isn’t considered fully human.

    If Jason is a really great guy who truly loves her and has her best interests at heart, then Britney won’t have too much to worry about. However, I have a bad feeling about all of this. There are so many questions about this arrangement and what could happen if the marriage doesn’t work or when he gains full conservatorship when Britney’s father dies. I hope for her sake that he isn’t a physically and/or emotionally abusive philandering husband.

  14. Agnes says:

    this is terribly sketchy. i can’t believe this guy would want to do this, and to treat his future wife as a property/cash cow.

  15. NeNe says:

    Maybe it is just me, but I do not trust this guy. It seems that something is not right with him. Am I alone on this??

  16. bored says:

    How can you be considered too psychologically unstable to run your own affairs and finances but still be ok to have a relationahip, get married etc. Either she’s truly mentally ill and this guy is just taking a free ridefor the $$ or this conservatourship thing should end. there’s sometihng creepy about this whole thing.

  17. bored says:

    I think she looks great ni that green dress, by the way.

  18. Embee says:

    I absolutely agree that no marriage should occur so long as he is her co-conservator. They are engaged, but not married, and I think they will stay that way for a long time, perhaps forever.

    This poor child did some serious brain damage to herself with drugs and unresolved emotional injuries. I sincerely doubt she’ll ever be capable of self-regulating.

    There’s an interesting book called “How to Make Yourself a Schizophrenic” that informs the Britney situation pretty well.

  19. Candyland says:

    Why sketchy? Britney’s mentally ill. Seriously so. It’s better she have someone who cares about her taking care of her and her finances then she end up like Sinead. Even if Jason’s really a caretaker mostly. She needs it.

  20. LeeLoo says:

    I was reading some articles about this. One of them mentioned this conservatorship was Simon Cowell’s idea. He wanted some guarantees in order for Britney to be on the X-Factor. He wants Jason as a co-conservator because since they live together Jason will be responsible for making sure Britney gets to rehearsals and the show on time and that she will be able to last the entire season.

    My best guess is there is no way Britney is getting married while the conservatorship is in place. I think it is nearing its end. I think they are waiting for this Sam Lutfi lawsuit to be finished and then sometime next year it will be lifted.

    I really hope that everyone has Britney’s best interests at heart. I personally believe that if Britney is not well enough to manage her own affairs, she’s not well enough to be in the entertainment industry. Period.

  21. Skinnybetch says:

    Her mental problems must be pretty bad because I don’t know anyone in their 30′s who needs looking after like that. They should let her retire already. She’s made everyone around her very rich, she needs a break.

  22. TheOriginalVictoria says:

    I don’t care if it sounds wack-a-doodle, she is MK Ultra’d to the fullest. And it’s sad. I don’t think Brit when cray cray on her own. I beileve shit was done to her. I believe she was sexually, mentally, and physically abused by people in her inner circle. It is just not normal for parents to agree to let a sixteen year old have a hypersexualized image and in the public for that matter. The same goes for Beyonce’s parents.

    Free Britney 2012!

    • liberatedbutterfly says:

      +1 (find us @ EsotericKitten DeceptionHollywood on fb)

    • Lisa Marconi says:

      When she had her psychotic break, Brittany Spears was forcibly committed to a psych ward at UCLA Medical Center. This medical facility has a sinister history.

      Dr. Louis Jolyon “Jolly” West was Professor and Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences; Psychiatrist-in-Chief at the UCLA Hospital and Clinics; and Director of the Neuropsychiatric Institute at the UCLA Center for the Health Sciences in the recent past. He died in 1999 but his legacy lives on.

      West carried out the CIA’s MKULTRA and ARTICHOKE contracts. He wrote a paper on “USAF prisoners of Chinese Communists: Methods of Forceful Indoctrination”. Other papers were on sleep deprivation, effects of LSD, brainwashing and psychopathology, dissociative reactions, hypnosis, halucinogens and the like.

      Dr. West was key to developing a protocol on how to break down personalities and rebuild them to create new identities and dissociative states.

      According to several researchers, Disney was part of the CIA’s MK-ULTRA program: Its properties were used for mind-control experiments and many of its productions deliberately contained mind-control triggers and symbolism.

      Vigilantecitizen.com claims that the Mickey Mouse Club is one of Disney’s many projects aimed to recruit and mold child stars. “The corporation obviously means to make money off these young talents, but there is also a more sinister side to its operations. Disney has been used by the occult elite since its beginnings in the 1930s and has closely worked with the government on numerous occasions. Disney was hired by the government to produce numerous propaganda films and Walt Disney himself even participated in secret CIA secret projects.”

      Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber are Disney’s latest teen sensations. Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, and Justin Timberlake are graduates of the Micky Mouse club.Although it is difficult to determine which celebrities have actually undergone trauma-based mind control programming, vigilantecitizen states that Britney Spears displays the most obvious symptoms.

      Sources:
      http://bit.ly/IsAM2k
      http://bit.ly/KgjKF0

    • beanie says:

      You are not the only one. This poor girl has been conditioned and she fought against it and had a break down as many of them do. I think the only way they can keep her under their control is to drug her like they have been. I don’t trust that guy either. I think her Dad may or may not think he is doing what is best for her. I hope so. She needs to retire and move far way out of the spotlight and spend time with her kids.

  23. Stacia says:

    Whose gonna run Merlott’s then?

  24. BlackMamba says:

    It is creepy but necessary. Britney Spears has severe mental issues and without the help of these people(her father especially) who knows what would have happen to her, she could be dead by now. Her life is sad but people seem to forget how bad she was walking around with a bunch of paparazzi, speaking in a British accent, shaving her head etc…They saved her life. The only thing that I don’t agree with is the fact that they are making her tour and work so much. Insiders says that her heart is not in it and it’s easy to see. She has lost her passion for the business and I think they should let her retire and move somewhere quiet with her children.

  25. Happy21 says:

    Wrong in so many ways. I’m not a huge Britney fan but shouldn’t her future hubby be perhaps arguing for her to be free of the conservatorship? You’d think he’d be like no I don’t want to be a co-conservator, I want her to make her own decisions so how about we do that.

    Seems fishy and I don’t like it. No adult human being should be treated this way. She is a mother and is able to care for her kids and she is able to make the decision to get married, record new music, tour, etc. She should have control of her assets and what she wants.

    Unless, of course, she wants this?

  26. lorraine says:

    it takes a lot of courage to go into a relationship knowing someone has a mental disorder. I think this guy has been nothing but good for her and her children. she obviously looks so much better than before and I think a big part of it has to do with him.

  27. Ana says:

    Free Britney!

    Well I always felt that Jason was not so much a boyfriend but her caretaker and if the CShip was legally over, marrying her to him was a way of continuing it on a less official way, so this makes sense…so I am totally against it!

    More and more I am lead to believe they don’t have a true relationship but more of an arrangement, truly breaks my heart.

  28. anne_000 says:

    Britney has mental issues, whether they’re psychological &/or neurological as in chemical imbalances. We’ve all seen what happens when Britney is left to her own devices, without anybody controlling or at least assisting her. It gets even more critical because she has so much money and can & has surrounded herself with Yes Men who will be only too happy to help her destroy herself so long as they get something out of it too. Think Amy Winehouse, Lindsey Lohan, that Johnson heir, and whomever else.

    Jamie, imo, has done a good job in being a protective dad and helping to get his daughter back on track. He got all those controlling freak weirdos away from her, brought back her old manager, etc.

    Now Jason can help take care of her too. He doesn’t have control of the money, so it’s not like he can bleed her dry financially and then leave when the money is gone. Dad still has control of the money, so that’s good.

    Jason, since he’s going to be her husband, can be there legally if and when she slips back into the worst stages of her mental illness.

    I can’t see Britney being able to handle all her crap all by herself. She really needs beneficial and productive help for the rest of her life. It’s better for her in the long run to make sure there are people she can truly rely on to keep her life stable. She has two little children who need mommy to be healthy and stable and not freak out or start to go back to that kind of unhealthy & uncontrollable way of life again.

    So, all in all, the one this co-conservatorship helps the most is Britney and I hope she realizes this.

    • Kim says:

      There are thousands of rich and famous people with mental issues who dont have their purse strings & entire life controlled by their fathers or spouses. Whether she makes mistakes or not, this is for her as a grown woman to decide (as long as her kids arent involved which they arent because she doesnt have custody of them). She is a grown woman who will then be held responsible for her actions like the rest of society.

      Who is watching Lindsays money or Kim K or all the other f ups out there? They are way worse than Britney and no judge is making someone their conservator.

      The judge in Britneys case was paid off big time!

  29. Kim says:

    SOOOOOOO sketchy! What womens man controls her money and every move with her being ok with it? This isnt right at all. She is a grown woman for goodness sakes! Her dad is sooooo sketchy. He pimps his daughter out like Kris K so he can be financially supported by her money. sick!

  30. Jennifer12 says:

    There is something really nefarious about this. I’ve seen insane paranoid schizophrenics off their meds with more rights than Britney. She comes off as over medicated and it seems as though everyone has turned a blind eye to her rights. That time she said miserably that this just went on and on and never ends was the last I think we heard of the real Britney. What the hell do they have on her to keep her a prisoner like this??

  31. The Truth Fairy says:

    This is awful. It completely shifts the balance of power in their relationship. I predict a bad ending to this story.

  32. DeltaJuliet says:

    I do not understand how she can legally get married? Don’t you need to be mentally competant to enter into a legal agreement (which marriage is). Or can her Dad sign off on it and it’s ok? Can someone explain this?

  33. sarah says:

    I feel so bad for her. It seems to me like she’ll be imprisoned, without actually being behind bars.

  34. Deann Baldwin says:

    He is a Co conservator. Her father remains the major conservator. I would say Jason will be in charge of the day to day things but daddy will still control the major things, And I would say daddy will have a iron pre nup, and post divorce paperwork already taken care of. Considering her melt down, and how she lost millions, daddy has stood by her. And the stress of the life as quickly as she became famous was too much. I wouldnt want any of their lives, money yes, but not the life. Hope she stays well and Jason does right by her which I think daddy will closely monitor. Her dad seems smart in regards to her care and finances.

  35. Anon73 says:

    re: Britney and being bi-polar, i have a different theory for why she is medicated with prescriptions.

    i think she was so hooked on whatever hard drug(s) she was doing a few years back, that she could not get clean after a few attempts at rehab. that is when the kids were taken away, etc.

    so her family took the conservatorship which basically enabled them to force Britney to take legal prespcription drugs that would numb out the harder drug cravings.

    IE, Britney could not get clean off the hard drugs on her own and only got off hard drugs by essentially transferring over to prescription meds. these prescription drugs in turn keep her demons at bay and prevent a hard drug relapse.

    so i think that is what has been going on with Brit-Brit versus an “bi-polar” issues. look at only video footage or interviews of Old Britney — pre hard drugs pre prescriptions meds — that was a happy, sunny, vivacious young lady. IE not someone who has a mental illness by any stretch.

    • Tiffany says:

      I agree. I do think that drug abuse was at the heart of her issues, and the cause of her head shaving (to avoid testing). I think she might have fried her brain, and her PR team thinks bi-polar is more sympathetic than drug abuser.

      The judge in her trial called her a “habitual abuser of drugs” before the records became sealed.

  36. Lisa Turtle says:

    “Its all in the family”… a rather optimistic outlook considering its the bride’s third marriage. Jason Trawick’s pre-nupt must be worth $eriou$ CA$H!

    $$$$$$$$$$$$$

  37. Anaya says:

    You all do know that Jason will receive money for being co-conservator, right? Britney’s father is making $16,000 a month indefinitely for being conservator.

    http://www.tmz.com/2011/11/09/britney-spears-jamie-spears-femme-fatale-tour-money/#.T5myF7NYuaU

    How much will Jason, the fiance, rake in? That’s just one more part of this that doesn’t sit well with me.

  38. Jilliterate says:

    Holy crap, this is just all kinds of wrong. A few folks have left some very good comments, pointing out that it’s likely for the ease of managing her medication. I hope so, cause that seems to be the only way this is ok, and there’s a lot more ways it can go wrong.

    The long and the short of it is, if she’s capable of deciding to get married, then she doesn’t need the conservatorship. If she still needs the conservatorship, then she shouldn’t be deciding to get married. Either way, something wrong is happening here.

  39. Bex says:

    I really believe this whole thing is about money. If so much money was not at stake, this conservatorship would never have been put in place.

    For a marriage partner to have so much legal control over his/her significant other is seriously messed up, however.

  40. samira677 says:

    This conservatorship is bizarre. She’s sane enough to go on tour and get married but is unable to deal with her day to day issues? I don’t see anything sketchy about Jason being a conservator. A husband looks after his wife anyway – checking finances, keeping up with healthcare, etc. I also wonder if Britney is normal. It seems like she’s just vacant. I don’t if it’s the meds or I never go to see her growup and change. Usually people become calmer as they age but Britney went from young adult to mental so quickly.

  41. Anna says:

    I Feel for her, even if she mentally unstable and needs this, why add her future husband to the mix?! A caretaker and a mentally ill person, dosn’t seam like healthy marriage- and they are looking for healthy right…?!

  42. wunder says:

    I’m not buying that He cares about HER. It seems more like her CASH he’s into.

    Sad: In many of thier pics together, I noticed that Brit is always looking at Jason with starry cow eyes or into the camera. On the other hand, Jason either looks away from Brit or directly at the camera in front of his face.

    I’ve never come across a pic where he’s looking lovingly AT HER. . . That is disturbing. I really hope this doesn’t end up like some sad Lifetime movie!

  43. skuddles says:

    Jason… you may now own the bride. Doesn’t that have a nice ring to it?

  44. Amanda G says:

    I wonder if we’ll ever really know what is wrong with Britney. I still say she’s schizophrenic, but it could be a number of things. I think it is strange to have a husband “controlling” your life, but he has never given us a reason to doubt him so I’m not going to. The only thing I wish is that her handlers would stop forcing her to perform and pump out albums. She clearly has no interest in being a superstar anymore and hasn’t for many years now. I think she’d happy to stay home with her kids, her fiance and her Starbucks. She’s worked hard since she was a child, let her have this time to enjoy her family.

  45. kim i says:

    … and yet charlie sheen runs around unchecked and unchained. what’s the difference? men are never treated like property: THAT’S the difference. and the only difference. you’ve come a long way, baybee. right.

  46. ono says:

    What happens if she decides not to marry him? Considering they are not even married yet. Jumping the shotgun.