Spears’ Dad To Continue Legal Control

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September 30, 2010 | 6:55pm EST

A Los Angeles judge has ruled Britney Spears’ legal and business affairs will remain under the control of her father following a hearing into the pop star’s conservatorship.
The Toxic singer and her father Jamie Spears met with Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Reba Goetz on Thursday for a progress report relating to the order, which has been in place since the singer suffered a breakdown and was hospitalised on an involuntary psychiatric hold in 2008.

According to TMZ.com, the judge had discussed ending the conservatorship with the pop star’s lawyers at previous meetings, but has agreed that it’s best Jamie continues to act as his daughter’s legal guardian for the immediate future.

After the private meetings with Spears and her father, the judge told the court, “At this time all orders will remain in full force and effect.”

A court date to re-evaluate the possibility of Spears regaining control of her estate has yet to be announced.