Britney Spears’s father is taking an extra step in bonding with his future son-in-law.
Jamie Spears is asking a court to add Jason Trawick as a co-conservator over his pop star daughter, a source confirms to PEOPLE.
Trawick will only have shared legal control over Spears’s general well being – not her finances, according to the source. In general, a conservator can make decisions over a person’s food, clothing and medical care. But Spears has plenty of personal freedom and the conservatorship is just a formality, another source previously told PEOPLE.
“This is a very unusual situation, because generally you don’t see conservatees get married,” says Jeffrey S. Cohen, an L.A. probate attorney not involved with the case. “This could be a sign that the couple’s wedding is around the corner.”
Adds Cohen: “This is probably a comprise between Britney, her father and Trawick to get the marriage off on the right foot. Obviously, her future husband needs to have a say in her well being.”
Jamie Spears has held legal control over his daughter and her multimillion-dollar fortune since Feb. 2008 after the singer suffered a psychological breakdown.
The conservatorship will be lifted only after a judge is convinced, on the advice of Spears’s doctors, that she’s healthy enough to manage her own affairs.
Jamie Spears has held legal control over his daughter and her multimillion-dollar fortune since Feb. 2008 when things started going downhill for the celeb. Now Trawick will be added into the mix, but he will only have control over her well-being, not her finances. Jeffrey S. Cohen, an L.A. probate attorney (who’s not involved with the case directly) told People, “This could be a sign that the couple’s wedding is around the corner.”
However, sources tell E! News that the wedding will not be any time soon and is not even in the planning stages yet.
As long as it’s just over her “well being” and not her money then it’s fine, because legally speaking it’s the same legal rights her husband would have.