Looks like Britney Spears is about to be free at last.
After a hearing yesterday, a judge is gearing up to dissolve the conservatorship in place since February 2008, which puts all her decisions in her father's hands.
"Everyone involved believes she has the necessary proof that she is competent to be in charge of her affairs," says a source, and "she's more than ready."
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While the consensus appears to be that Spears has earned the chance to control her own life, will Fernando Flores' sexual harassment lawsuit impede this at all?
"One has nothing to do with the other," attorney Andrew Wallet, who's been overseeing Britney's financial affairs along with her dad Jamie Spears, tells E! News.
Spears' camp has thumbed its nose at the allegations, and is likely to countersue the ex-bodyguard. So don't expect that to hinder Brit's forthcoming freedom.