In San Diego, there are many conservatorship cases. These are heard in the San Diego Probate Court. In the case of Britney Spears, since she lives in Los Angeles, her case is heard in the Los Angeles Probate Court. This case highlights the need for an experienced and competent attorney in the area of conservatorship. Our law firm of Law Office of Scott C. Soady, A Professional Corporation, LLP, can assist with this. Please e mail or call us to set up a complimentary and confidential appointment.
In a recent article in People, the issue of attorney fees and costs was discussed. In addition, the conservatorship is reported until July 31, 2008. In Probate Court, there can be many hearings and necessary pleadings. The attorney fee and cost award was $58,000. In addition, the Court ordered a payment of $2,500 for the father of Britney Spears as the conservator and also that she cannot leave California without permission from the Court or her father.
Conservatorship cases can be very complicated and this case is an illustration of the costs, fees and powers which a Court has over a person who is declared unfit to care for themselves.