Britney Spears's new attorney on Monday filed a motion to remove the pop star’s father from his conservator role over her estate.
Mathew Rosengart, a former prosecutor who was brought onto the case by the entertainer’s legal team earlier this month, filed the court motion asking that accountant Jason Rubin replace James Spears, NBC News reports.
The singer has sought in recent months to have her father removed from what she called the "abusive" conservatorship, which she was placed under in 2008 after she suffered a public mental health crisis.
Rosengart’s motion called it an “objectively intelligent preference to nominate a highly qualified, professional fiduciary in this circumstance,” NBC reported.
The motion also reportedly included language clarifying the petition does not waive the singer’s rights to pursue options doing away with the conservatorship entirely.
Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have taken up the "Free Britney" cause after a blockbuster hearing last month in which Spears said she had been "traumatized" by the conservatorship.
GOP Reps. Jim Jordan (Ohio) and Matt Gaetz (Fla.) cited the singer’s ongoing court battle while calling for House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) to set up a hearing on court-ordered conservatorships.
In a letter shared with The Hill earlier this year, the congressmen wrote that they felt conservatorships were unconstitutional, arguing that they limit a person’s "legal autonomy" and control over their finances.
“Ms. Spears is not alone,” the representatives wrote at the time. “There are countless other Americans unjustly stripped of their freedoms by others with little recourse.”
Months later, a bipartisan group of House members also introduced legislation that seeks to combat the “broken system” of conservatorships.