Lynne had accompanied her ex to court when he first filed for and obtained the legal arrangement in February 2008, following Britney’s 5150 involuntary psychiatric hold.
That month, Britney left a hospital early after undergoing mental health treatment for a week. In a joint statement, Jamie and Lynne said they were “extremely disappointed” to learn of her release, adding, “We are deeply concerned about our daughter’s safety and vulnerability and we believe her life is presently at risk. There are conservatorship orders in place created to protect our daughter that are being blatantly disregarded.”
In May 2019, after Britney underwent mental health treatment—and two months after Britney’s co-conservator Andrew Wallet resigned, leaving Jamie as the singer’s sole conservator for more than a year, Lynne filed a request asking to be informed of all matters pertaining to her daughter.
She and her younger daughter, Jamie Lynn Spears, also flew to Los Angeles, where Britney lives, “to try and figure out what’s really going on,” a source told E! News at the time.
In July, a month after the singer’s bombshell court testimony, her mother filed a declaration in support of her daughter and the star’s request to remove Jamie as conservator of her estate. Lynne wrote, “I became involved in this conservatorship during what I will term a ‘time of crisis’ that began at the end of 2018 and continued into 2019.”
She added in her filing that she got involved because she didn’t think the conservatorship was in Britney’s best interests and that the singer’s feelings toward her father have “dwindled to nothing but fear and hatred” of him because of his “complete control” over her.