That's what lawyers and others connected with the Britney Spears conservatorship case are saying as they work toward the goal of ending the control her dad, Jamie, has had over her personal and professional decisions since early 2008.
But can - and more importantly should - Britney be freed?
Jamie Spears wants to wait until her tour ended before making any such move, and even then, he wants to do it only when and if the time is right.
There have been several lengthy meetings recently between Spears' lawyers and the court commissioner in the commissioner's chambers recently.
Jamie and the lawyers will not and cannot make a binding decision to end the Britney conservatorship. They will weigh in, but the individual with all the influence is the "capacity expert" - a psychiatrist who was appointed by the court.
The capacity expert will do a thorough evaluation of Britney Spears psychologically and of the case in general and submit it to the commissioner.
We're told one of the fears Jamie has ... Sam Lutfi, who he thinks is still a threat to Britney if she lets him back in her life. He's got that right.
There are actually two conservatorships, or two components to Jamie's control. He runs Britney Spears the person and Britney, the cash cow.
The business conservatorship will likely continue indefinitely. The issue on the table is whether to end the conservatorship over Britney herself.
Should Britney Spears be allowed to roam free? Or is the risk of a return to her past pink-wigged, British-accent, no-pants self just too great?