Britney Spears’ case has shown why guardianship laws need to change | Nina A Kohn

Assigning someone the legal power to make decisions for a vulnerable adult should always be a last resort

Around the world, fans of pop star Britney Spears celebrated her father’s announcement last week that he would resign as her conservator. This development is welcome news for Spears and her supporters, dubbed the #FreeBritney movement. But it will not end Spears’ conservatorship, which has prevented her from making decisions about her own life since it was established shortly after she had a mental breakdown in 2008. Nor will it prevent others from finding themselves in similar situations. That will require changing the [...]

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