The latest filing also claimed the continuing conservatorship is "voluntary" on Britney's part.
Britney Spears has broken her silence about the #FreeBritney movement created by fans concerned about the restraints of her father's ongoing conservatorship, insisting her devotees are right to be anxious.
The star's statement came in a court filing in which she nominated a trust company to take over her finances.
Only a handful of people were allowed into hearings, including Spears' mother as well as her temporary conservator Jodi Montgomery. With the #FreeBritney movement rallying behind her, she's attempted to regain some power within the restrictions of her conservatorship - most notably, to have her father Jamie removed as conservator of her personal and financial affairs.More news: Serena Williams to face Margarita Gasparyan in the US Open
Thursday's motion also includes what might be called a shout-out to the fans in the #FreeBritney movement, who have collectively called online for her release from court control and have consistently protested outside her court hearings. Jamie had previously stepped down as a conservator following a health emergency, leaving care manager Montgomery in his place.
Lawyers for Spears believe the motion will be "aggressively contested by James Spears" but state, "We are now at a point where the conservatorship must be changed substantially in order to reflect the major changes in her current lifestyle and her stated wishes".
"Britney herself is vehemently opposed to this effort by her father to keep her legal struggle hidden away in the closet as a family secret", says her attorney, Samuel D. Ingham III, in the new filing.
"Without in any way waiving her right to seek termination of this conservatorship in the future, she strongly prefers to have a qualified corporate fiduciary appointed to serve in this role", the documents read.More news: Dirk Nowitzki rejected Steve Nash’s overtures to become assistant coach with Brooklyn
"Such information would undoubtedly fuel widespread publicity and the ability to obtain access to her or her children, as evidenced by the publicity surrounding this conservatorship since its inception and numerous instances of harassment", his lawyer said.
The conservatorship has been in place since 2008, following Britney's much-publicised breakdown, and fans launched the #FreeBritney movement previous year, fearing the singer was being forced to do things against her will and aides were pretending to be her online to assure devotees that all was well.
After years of silence on the conservatorship, which Spears has agreed was necessary at first, she has suddenly begun to publicly express her wishes, though she has stopped short of declaring she wants it to end entirely.
Additionally, Spears, 38, has reportedly suggested that a trust company oversee her conservatorship, and it was recently revealed that her sister, Jamie Lynn, is overseeing the trust established by the musician for her sons.More news: 'The Batman:' Robert Pattinson Tests Positive for COVID-19