It's barely daybreak in California, but it's a good bet Jamie Spears will be back in court very soon, asking the Commissioner overseeing Britney Spears' continuing legal struggle to put some weight behind his conservatorship.
In layman's terms, Jamie technically has control of his daughter's estate while she receives treatment. And he's looking for some legal backup.
Britney was released by UCLA Medical Center yesterday after a week. Jamie and Lynne Spears, Britney's divorced parents, issued these remarks:
"As parents of an adult child in the throws (sic) of a mental health crisis, we were extremely disappointed this morning to learn that over the recommendation of her treating psychiatrist, our daughter, Britney Spears, was released from the hospital that could best care for her and keep her safe. We are deeply concerned about our daughter's safety and vulnerability and we believe her life is presently at risk. There are conservatorship orders in place created to protect our daughter that are being blatantly disregarded. We ask only that the court's orders be enforced so that a tragedy may be averted."
TRANSLATION: Per a court order, Jamie Spears may reject visitors and make financial decisions (as well as medical decisions) on Britney Spears' behalf. He believes the legal system is not doing its part in enforcing this authority.
According to TMZ, which cites legal experts, it's common for a conservator to ask for an order requiring police to enforce his/her instructions.
Jamie is quite frustrated, no doubt, that Britney hung out with Filipi Teixeira and rendezvoused with her paparazzi beau within hours of her discharge.
As if nothing ever happened, Britney Spears and Adnan Ghalib met up at her home away from home, the Beverly Hills Hotel, before visiting her lawyer.
In his estimation, Jamie Spears could call the Beverly Hills Police and ask them to remove visitors he deems inappropriate from Britney's presence.
Sam Lutfi, her friend and "manager," is already barred from seeing or contacting Spears in any fashion thanks to a restraining order.
If the court agrees to enforce his authority, you could see cops jump in and tell Britney she can't buy/do anything without Jamie Spears' consent.
That would go over really well. Stay tuned.