LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES: An LA judge removed Britney Spears' father Jamie from his controversial role as her guardian.
This led to the end of a long and bitter legal battle by the pop singer to reclaim control of her finances.
Judge Brenda Penny replaced Jamie Spears with a temporary conservator in the best interests of the singer.
A hearing meant to fully terminate the conservatorship is scheduled to be held at the end of the year.
Jamie Spears controlled his daughter's life for the past 13 years, under a controversial legal arrangement. Britney had described him as abusive and that he used her money against her will.
A New York Times documentary 'Controlling Britney Spears', alleged that Jamie Spears had surveillance devices secretly installed in his daughter's bedroom to record her conversations and even bugged her phone.
Another documentary titled 'Framing Britney Spears,' shed light on how the media vilified and mistreated her.
Her father took control of her finances after she had a public meltdown and due to substance abuse.