Britney Spears’ lawyer is putting in overtime.
Mathew Rosengart went to court Tuesday — nearly five months after his client’s 13-year conservatorship ended — to object to the pop star paying her mother Lynne Spears’ attorneys’ fees.
Rosengart argued in court documents exclusively obtained by Page Six that “there is no legal authority supporting the petition” that Lynne filed in November 2021 to request more than $660,000 in legal fees from her daughter’s estate.
“Britney Spears has for decades been her family’s sole breadwinner, supporting her entire family,” Rosengart said in the documents.
The former federal prosecutor then laid out how Britney’s father, Jamie Spears, who served as her conservator from February 2008 until his suspension in September 2021, “had a long history of financial mismanagement,” including a bankruptcy filing, before the “Toxic” singer’s rise to fame.
Jamie, 69, went on to receive “more than $6 million” from Britney’s estate for his role as her conservator, allowing him to profit “handsomely from her very hard work,” Rosengart added.
Lynne, meanwhile, has “for at least a decade resided in a large, expansive house owned by Britney Spears in Kentwood, Louisiana, for which her daughter has also continuously — and generously — paid Lynne Spears’ utilities, telephone services, insurance, property taxes, landscaping, pool work, pest control, repairs and maintenance, totaling approximately $1.7 million,” according to Rosengart.
The powerhouse attorney concluded his argument by noting that Lynne, 66, was only a “third party” in Britney’s conservatorship case, so there is “no legal basis for placing” the Grammy winner, 40, “in the middle of it.”
Lynne claimed in her November 2021 petition that Britney had “enthusiastically agreed” to her becoming an interested party to “help end [Britney’s] nightmare and the crisis she was enduring” under a conservatorship that the “Crossroads” star tested was “abusive.”
Lynne’s counsel said they had rendered services including meetings, phone calls, emails, preparation of documents and court appearances prior to the dissolution of Britney’s conservatorship later that month.
Britney has had a rocky relationship with her family over the years due to their involvement in the court-ordered legal arrangement. A source told Page Six exclusively in November 2021 that Britney was “furious” with Lynne in particular and “didn’t even let Lynne into her house” when the matriarch came to visit.
A hearing regarding Lynne’s request for attorneys’ fees is scheduled for April 6.