Though a judge ruled last week that Britney Spears' father, Jamie Spears, and attorney Andrew Wallet will continue to control the singer's conservatorship, a leak campaign appears to be testing the waters for ending it.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Reva Goetz met in chambers separately with Spears, 28, and her father Thursday, according to the Los Angeles Times, and after saying in court she'd had "a very nice conversation" with the pop princess, Goetz nonetheless ruled the conservatorship would remain.
Monday, however, unnamed sources began telling RadarOnline.com that the conservatorship would end within three months. "Judge Goetz needed to meet with Britney and talk to her face-to-face, to see how she was doing," said the source.
Spears was placed under a conservatorship to care for her finances and other aspects of her life in February 2008, following several bizarre public incidents on her part, brief involuntary confinement at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute, and her losing custody of sons Sean Preston, 5, and Jayden James, 4, her children with ex-husband Kevin Federline.
But now, claims the source, "There will be a hearing for the conservatorship to end."
The next conservatorship hearing is scheduled for Oct. 14.