Britney Spears’ attorneys have objected to paying over $600,000 of legal fees requested by her mother Lynne Spears, ahead of a hearing focused on the fee petition, according to court documents.
In November 2021, Lynne Spears filed a petition seeking for Britney Spears to pay $663,202.84 of attorney fees through her and the conservatorship’s funds.
“Britney Spears has for decades been her family’s sole breadwinner, supporting her entire family,” the pop star’s attorney Mathew Rosengart wrote in Tuesday’s objection.
“In view of the Petition, it warrants noting that Lynne Spears has for at least a decade resided in a large, expensive house owned by Britney Spears in Kentwood, Louisiana, for which her daughter has also continuously — and generously — paid Lynne Spears’s utilities, telephone services, insurance, property taxes, landscaping, pool work, pest control, repairs, and maintenance, totaling approximately $1.7 million,” Rosengart added.
On January 19, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny denied a request to create a reserve of funds from Britney Spears’ former conservatorship that would be used to pay attorney fees for Jamie Spears and Lynne Spears, and to her former attorney Samuel D. Ingham, III.