Britney Spears' co-conservator Jodi Montgomery HAS reportedly asked a judge to approve fees of more than $221,090.
According to court documents obtained by TMZ on Friday, the six-figure sum is for work 'she did for Britney's conservatorship from Nov. 1, 2019 to the end of February 2021.'
In addition to the payment, Montgomery, 53, wants the 'court to approve an additional $65,465 to cover the cost for her personal lawyer.'
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Expensive: Britney Spears' co-conservator Jodi Montgomery reportedly asked a judge to approve fees of more than $221,090 on Friday, according to TMZ
On Thursday, Spears' father Jamie fought his co-conservator's request for security, a day after she said she'd help Britney get her own lawyer who can end the complex legal arrangement that he controls.
Jamie is the only one involved in the proceedings who hasn't asked the judge to let Britney appoint her own attorney, nor has he commented on Britney's emotional testimony on June 23 that he is controlling her against her will.
He shares conservatorship over Britney's life with Montgomery - a professional conservator who was appointed in 2019. Jamie is in charge of Britney's finances whereas Jodi is in charge of her personal and medical decisions.
Jodi, on Wednesday, asked the judge to let Britney appoint her own attorney as she'd requested, after the resignation of Sam Ingham, the court appointed lawyer who had represented her from 2008.
Jodi and Britney remain on good terms, according to texts she provided to the court which show Britney asking her to help her and remain in her role as Conservator of the Person so that together, they can take on Jamie and untangle the complex legal arrangement.
But in her request, she also asked the judge to compel Jamie to grant her $50,000-a-month to pay for 24/7 security.
Fighting to regain control: Britney (pictured in 2019) has spent the past 13 years under a conservatorship, which she called 'abusive' last month in court
Jodi said she needs it because since the case has attracted so much attention in recent weeks and months, she is receiving regular, violent threats.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Jamie, in court papers on Thursday, contested it.
He said that they all get death threats and have for years so Jodi should make her own arrangements to protect herself, and not request that Britney's estate pay for it.
'Mr Spears is very concerned about the situation that has been developing for many months and the dangerous rhetoric that has been circulating for quite some time regarding the Conservatorship.
'Mr Spears is aware of the increasing number of threatening communications, social media posts directed to various individuals involved in the Conservatorship, apparently including Ms Montgomery now.
'Mr. Spears, himself, has been the subject of innumerable and ongoing threats as well - not just recently, but for years.
So Mr. Spears understands well the challenges inherent in the position he holds and the work he performs on behalf of his daughter,' his attorney said.
He argued that he 'does not believe' her request for 24/7 security - which she said would cost $25,490 for two weeks so more than $50,000 a month, if it lasts that long - is 'reasonable', 'necessary' or a 'proper expense'.
These texts between Britney Spears and Jodi Montgomery reveal the singer's request to her to help her find a new attorney who will then file papers to terminate the conservatorship. They were submitted to the court on Wednesday by Jodi as proof that she is trying to help the singer
'The relief she requests...is too vague and open-ended and improperly and inexplicably seeks to shift the burden of ensuring her safety to Mr. Spears.'
In her request on Wednesday, Jodi said Britney should not be held to the same standard now as she was in 2008, when the Conservatorship was put in place after she suffered a mental health breakdown.
She is not stepping down - doing so would not end the conservatorship, but open the court up to appointing someone else - and instead says she'll help Britney by letting her get her own lawyer, who can then file the paperwork needed to end the legal saga.
In documents filed on Wednesday afternoon, her attorney said: 'After 13 years of court-appointed counsel, Ms Spears wants to select her own counsel.
'In addition to her very public comments, Ms Spears has told Ms. Montgomery privately that she wants to select her own counsel and has asked Ms. Montgomery, as her Conservator of the person, to help her in the selection process.
Britney's mother Lynne has also asked the judge to let her appoint her own attorney. She is shown in 2012 with Jamie at a lawsuit hearing against Sam Lufti
'While Ms. Montgomery is always driven to help Ms. Spears in whatever way she can, there is no question that Ms Montgomery's input on Ms. Spears counsel is beyond her powers and is inappropriate in light of Ms. Spears recent criticisms of her conservatorship.
'Nonetheless, she has heard her words and wants to honor her wishes. she believes it is urgent and important for her to bring this issue to the court.'
If Britney appoints her own attorney and they file a request to terminate the Conservatorship, it will be down to the judge - Brenda Penny - to either grant it or not.
Britney told the court on June 23 that she wasn't aware she could