The Britney Spears conservatorship saga has nearly reached its fifth year anniversary. We all remember her shaved head, public meltdowns, and wild paparazzi photographs. Her career, her relationship with her children, and even her life were all spinning dangerously out of control.
Compare that to her life now, five years later. Thirty-one-year-old Britney looks a great deal different from twenty-six-year-old Britney. She was just paid $15 million for one season’s work as a judge on the X Factor. Was she the best judge around? That’s debatable. There were reports that Simon Cowell wouldn’t have her back for another season, but it was Britney’s decision to leave X-Factor.
Britney Spears conservatorship video
Either way, there’s no debate that Britney seemed … well, very normal. She was mature, composed, even graceful at times. She mentored teenage singers. She held herself together and gave constructive feedback. Britney was reportedly re-energized by the experience and is ready to start releasing new music and touring again.
What thirty-one-year-old Britney doesn’t look like is someone who Read more…
A few weeks into the new year, how many of your New Year’s resolutions have already fallen by the wayside? Exercise more. Eat less. Spend more quality time with family.
Well it’s not too late to tackle a very important resolution that up to two-thirds of adults in our country ignore — estate planning. That’s right, it’s the topic no one likes to think about, but everyone knows they should take care of … wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and more.
It doesn’t have to be intimidating! In fact, celebrity stories are a great way to break the ice to remind everyone of what they need to do.
So, with the help of some recent stories in the news, here are Trial & Heirs: New Years Estate Planning Resolutions for 2012. (We just gave an interview discussing some of these stories, which you can watch here).
The Estate Of Etta James
1. Plan Now and Don’t Procrastinate.
R&B legend Etta James was 72 when she passed away last week, Read more…
Danielle and Andy Mayoras, co-authors of Trial & Heirs: Famous Fortune Fights!, share their Trial & Heirs Estate Planning Resolutions for 2012 with FOX 2 News.
Trial & Heirs: Estate Planning Resolutions for 2012: MyFoxDETROIT.com
As Britney Spears nears her 30th birthday in a few months, she is in the midst of a world tour, has a successful new album, and tells Glamour Magazine that she is happy and “in a really good place right now.” There’s even talk of her regaining at least partial custody of her children. Quite a turnaround from the public lows she hit just three years ago! And who does she thank for it? Her father, James Spears.
In fact, according to a friend of hers, Britney Spears credits her father for saving her life. How did he do it when she was so close to the edge — bald head and all — just a few short years ago?
James Spears has been Britney’s conservator since 2008. This means he was appointed by a judge to make all of Britney’s legal decisions, financial and otherwise, since that time.
Most people who are familiar with conservators (or guardians, as they are called in many states) think of them as being Read more…
Danielle and Andy discuss the latest in the Charlie Sheen drama. Is he a celebrity gone wild in need of a conservatorship…or something more? Click the title above to view their video discussing Charlie Sheen.
It seems that conservatorships may become a new trend to help wild and out-of-control celebrities in Hollywood.
It sure helped Britney Spears. After her escapades of a hairless head, posing for the paparazzi with no panties, and excessive partying and drinking, her father, James Spears, filed for conservatorship. This allowed him to become her legal decision-maker and help turn her life and career around.
Then came talk of a conservatorship for Lindsay Lohan. She’s had multiple DUI arrests and been sentenced to jail time and rehab, more than once. Most recently, she’s facing a possible felony sentence for allegedly lifting a diamond necklace from a jewelry store.
A few months ago, Lindsay bristled at the reports that her father was attempting to file for conservatorship over her. Michael Lohan did not end up filing the court case, but with this latest criminal trouble, can another attempt be far off?
Most recently, Martin Sheen and his wife are said to be considering filing for conservatorship for Charlie Sheen. With the recent Read more…