When Britney Spears testified last June, she told a judge that her conservatives prevented her from marrying and having a baby.
Fast-forward has been around for almost three months, and the pop star has not only endured dramatic changes near the possible end of her conservatism, but she is newly engaged to her longtime boyfriend, actor Sam Asgary.
However, with the restrictions that come with a conservatism, can Spears make her own choice to marry? Legal experts say it all depends on whether he has been excluded from his conservatism. But like today, Spears can’t say, can’t flee to Vegas and tie the knot.
Under conservatism, the conservator has no right to make any agreements of his own. So, one thing when accepting an offer, marriage is another thing. There is no formal right with an engagement, but a marriage license must be approved by its conservatives.
Fox Rothschild partner attorney Sarah Ventz said, “Technically, she can’t sign a marriage license, but someone who specializes in conservatism and estate, but has never worked with Spears.” The Conservatives could probably annul the marriage if they didn’t sign it.
“Usually a Conservative will go to court and instruct them to sign on their behalf instead of making a decision on their own,” Wentz explained. With the recent changes in Spears’ case, the attorney added, “If they stop conservatism, maybe the problem is inconsistent, but I don’t think it can be said anytime soon.”
News of Spears’ engagement came just days after her father, Jamie Spears, ended his conservatism, signaling the beginning of the end of the long, drawn-out legal battle between the 13-year-old pop star. (Spears was first placed under conservatism in 200 Spe when his father requested a court order; he has been in charge of his estate ever since.)
Although Spears’ father requested that the conservatism be terminated, the singer’s legal team never asked the court to close it, and his attorney, Matthew Rosengart, only requested that his father be removed and suspended. However, regardless of her father’s motivation, Rosengert hailed the move as a “massive legal victory” for the star.
Spears’ next hearing is scheduled for September 29. Still, it remains to be seen what the court will decide – and when that decision may come.
If the judge closes the conservatism, Spears will have to marry without outside permission. But in June, during her first public testimony, star judge Brenda Penny said she wanted to get married and have a baby, but claimed she was not allowed to do so.
“I want to move forward and I want to make the real deal, I want to be able to get married and have a baby. I’ve just been told in the Conservatism, I can’t get married or have kids,” Spears testified. I have an IUD right now so I don’t get pregnant. I wanted to get an IUD out so I can start trying to have another baby. So basically, this conservatism is doing me more harm than good. “
Spears and Asgari announced their engagement on social media over the weekend.
“I can’t believe it !!!!!!” The singer wrote on Instagram this past Sunday that a video post showing her new engagement ring was adorned with a number of rings and heart emojis. On Monday, he re-posted to celebrate his news, writing that the proposal was “too late” and “certainly worth the wait.” Sharing his love for Asgari, Spears wrote, “I’m so thankful it’s crazy.”
The couple also called on those who were calling for a pre-marital agreement in light of the news of their marriage. Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer, for one, commented on Spears’ Instagram announcement, writing without hesitation: “Get him a signup signup.”
Asgari applauded the critics by posting a funny emoji on her Instagram store with the caption: “Thanks to everyone who cares about Prinup! Of course I get an iron-clad prenup for my jeep and shoe collection if she drops me off one day.
While Asgari can be fun, a premarital contract can actually be a serious legitimacy under a conservatism, experts say.
“It simply came to our notice then. Technically, he has no right to make any deals at all, ”Wentz said. “If conservatism is not stopped, I would say that the conservator must sign a pre-marital agreement on his behalf, and there is no way that they will not apply to the court for approval.
Although he has appealed for the repeal of conservatism, Spears’ father, Jamie, who is in charge of all his financial control, has been accused by the singer’s lawyer of “wasting” his daughter’s fortune and extorting money from her. In a situation where Jamie Spears was a conservative of the estate, though dubious, he would probably be interested in protecting her assets from any of the marriage partners as the custodian of her property.
“You have to ask for a keeper [a prenuptial agreement] To protect Brittany, ”Wentz added. “I also think that if she marries without one, they can annul the marriage due to lack of capacity and then discuss a pre-preparation to allow the marriage to proceed.”
Spears and Asgari have been together since 2016 and she said they met on the set of her music video for “Slumber Party”.
During Spears’ legal battle, Asgari was a vocal supporter of his girlfriend – now his fiance – posting on his social media about the #FreeBritney movement.