Oct. 29--A Los Angeles court has named Britney Spears's father Jamie as the permanent conservator of her affairs although the singer may be comebacking like a madwoman, according to media reports Wednesday.
"I've met several times with [Britney] and she requested that I not object to the permanent conservatorship," the singer's court-appointed lawyer Samuel Ingham said in open court.
If the terms of the deal remain the same, her dad will continue to oversee her estate, finances, legal affairs and medical care along with attorney Andrew Wallet.
Commissioner Reva Goetz stated that the permanent conservatorship is "necessary and appropriate."
But this may make it more difficult for Britney to gain custody of the children because if one court finds that she is not capable of taking care of herself and affairs than how is the other court going to find her able to take care of the affairs of two babies.
"The burden now shifts to Britney Spears or her conservator [Spears' father] to prove that she is perfectly capable, rather than the conservator having to prove that she is not capable," said law specialist Alexandra Leichter.
Experts said, however, that the permanent status doesn't necessarily mean forever.
"People shouldn't read too much into the word 'permanent'" explained Terry K. Wasserman, a mental health lawyer not involved with this case. "In many cases, it's just a formality to avoid having to renew a temporary status over and over again."
A source close to Spears concured, saying, "This is by no means something that's going to last forever. The conservatorship being made permanent in name is primarily to ensure increased time with her children, and provide support for her music and work goals."