Britney Spears's Conservatorship Has Been Officially Terminated

"This is a monumental day for Britney Spears."

After 13 years, Britney Spears is finally free of her conservatorship. After a summer of headline-making legal battles, Los Angeles County judge Brenda Penny ruled to end Spears's conservatorship, effective immediately.

"The court finds and determines that the conservatorship of the person and the estate is no longer required therefore effective today, the conservatorship of the person and estate of Britney Jean Spears is hereby terminated," Judge Penny said in court on Friday afternoon, People reports. Spears did not appear in person at the courthouse.

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At the end of September, Spears's father, Jamie, was suspended as her conservator. Britney's legal team stated that it would continue to fight and filed a 110-page petition requesting to depose Jamie, citing concerns that he "illegally placed recording devices in her bedroom," a fact that surfaced after a New York Times report.

"As of today, effective immediately, the conservatorship has been terminated as to both the person and the estate," attorney Mathew Rosengart said outside the courthouse today, CNN reports. "This is a monumental day for Britney Spears."

Moments after the news broke, Spears's fiancé, Sam Asghari posted the word "freedom" to his Instagram grid.

"History was made today. Britney is Free!" he wrote.

For fans concerned about Spears's well-being, CNN adds that there will be a "safety net" established for her finances and personal care.

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