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In the latest update on Britney Spears, her court-appointed lawyer, Sam Ingham III, plans to step down from the pop icon’s case. Hopefully, the news affects the “Toxic” singer positively. Ingham still has not filed her petition to request to end the conservatorship, almost two weeks after her jaw-dropping testimony in probate court on June 23. Plus, Ingham’s yearly salary, paid by Spears, is more than the singer-songwriter receives in living expenses yearly.
Who is Britney’s lawyer?
On Feb 1, 2008, Judge Reva Goetz granted a conservatorship to Britney’s father, James “Jamie” Parnell Spears. He became co-conservator along with a court-appointed lawyer, Andrew Wallet. The judge also appointed Samuel Ingham III as Britney Spears’ probate lawyer and advocate for the singer.
According to Ingham’s Linked In account, he is a trained mediator in Los Angeles. He graduated from the University of California School of Law in 1975 and specialized in “Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law.” He also worked on the estate of radio personality Casey Kasem and media billionaire Sumner Redstone.
Although the law in California states that a conservatee has five days’ notice before a conservatorship goes into effect, Britney did not get this courtesy. The judge could ignore the policy if the conservatee is in “immediate and substantial harm.”
Judge Goetz granted the petition to waive Britney’s rights, so they did not have to inform her what was happening. Ingham remained Britney Spears’ legal advocate and lawyer from 2008 to 2021. According to TMZ, Britney’s lawyer plans to resign as early as July 6, 2021. He cited the pop icon’s court testimony on June 23 as one reason he plans to step down as her attorney.
How much does Britney Spears’ lawyer, Sam Ingham III, make?
Although Britney Spears’ lawyer is court-appointed, she still pays him a hefty salary. According to The New Yorker, Sam Ingham III, makes an annual salary of $520,000 as her probate attorney. However, he still did not file a petition to end Spears’ conservatorship. The pop icon begged him to file in the days following her testimony on June 23.
Spears’ attorney, Sam Ingham III, makes more than her weekly allowance
Although Britney Spears made fortunes throughout the 13-year conservatorship, she only sees $2,000 weekly. In court records obtained by the New York Times, the pop icon receives a weekly allowance of $2,000 no matter how much money she earned. Although Britney Spears’ net worth is nearly $60 million, she does not have a say in what happens to the money. According to the same article, Sam Ingham’s net worth could be nearly $3 million — the amount he has made since working as Britney Spears’ lawyer since 2008. Spears’ lawyer reportedly has other clients, so the amount could be higher. However, there are not currently public records reporting Ingham’s net worth in 2021.
Britney Spears’ Mom Describes Exactly How Jamie Spears Obtained the Conservatorship in Her Book
Britney Spears’ mom, Lynne Spears, was on board when the conservatorship was put in place in 2008; however, she no longer agrees with it. What changed? In her book, she detailed exactly how Britney’s father, Jamie Spears, obtained a conservatorship over their 25-year-old daughter — and why he did it.
Britney Spears mom, Lynne Spears with Britney Spears
Britney Spears’ mom did not speak to her daughter for several years
In 2008, Britney Spears and her mother, Lynne Spears, were not speaking. However, Lynne still visited her grandchildren when they were with their father, Kevin Federline. She also kept in close contact with Britney’s inner circle at the time. Lynne desperately wanted to repair her relationship with her daughter. However, there was one person in that circle who deeply concerned Lynne — Sam Lutfi.
“Sam came into my daughter’s life at a time when she was at her most vulnerable,” Lynne wrote in her 2008 memoir, Through the Storm. “Brokenhearted about losing custody of her precious boys, she was sad, floundering, ripe (if you ask me) for a predator to come along.”
Lynne describes her daughter as “defenseless and exposed” when she met Sam.
“Within a month or or so of meeting, Sam was in complete control of her life, labeling himself her friend, her manager, her life coach,” Lynne continued. “Everyone deferred to him — Britney’s business manager, her record company, her lawyers — they had no choice. He appointed himself as her gatekeeper, and there was no one he wanted to keep the gate close to more than Britney’s family.”
Lynne Spears felt she and Jamie Spears were saving their daughter with the conservatorship
In her memoir, Lynne explains that she and Britney’s father, Jamie Spears, wanted to free Britney from Sam’s clutches. Lynne believed that Sam was slipping drugs into Britney’s food and drinks. He was trying to control Britney and keep her away from her family. When she refused to give up her children one night, Lynne wrote it was because Sam lied and told her she had more time with them. One night Lynne was able to go to Britney’s house. She saw enough things to become even more concerned for her daughter.
“Because of all the horrible things Jackie and I saw and heard that night at Britney’s house, we had the ammunition to file for a restraining order against Sam,” Lynne explained. “First thing Monday morning, we were in court, presenting our deposition and petitioning the judge for a restraining order against Sam and for a temporary conservatorship for Jamie.”
The judge granted both that same day.
“Tears of relief and joy filled my eyes,” Lynne continued. “Thank you. Thank you. Sam was out. I could be Britney’s mother again, and Jamie could be her daddy.”
Lynne felt she was taking steps to heal her family by helping Jamie get the conservatorship. However, little did she know that she would need to help her daughter get free of her husband, Jamie, thirteen years later.
Britney Spears’ mom wants to take over her daughter’s conservatorship
According to documents obtained by The Blast, Britney’s mom filed legal documents on July 13, 2020, on behalf of the star. Although Britney and Lynne didn’t speak for many years, they reconciled several years ago.
Britney’s mother wants to have a role in her daughter’s finances, “specifically the trust which holds most of Britney’s multi-million dollar assets.”
The request was filed with the Los Angeles Superior Court for Lynne to be involved in any “special notice” of “all matters” having to do with the “SJB Revocable Trust.”
Lynne wants to be part of her daughter’s financial and personal affairs. It also sounds like she shares different views of the conservatorship than her husband.
Last Updated on 01/07/2022 by Agalychnis Callidryas