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LOS ANGELES – The court-appointed attorney representing Britney Spears on Tuesday filed papers asking that he be allowed to step down from the pop singer’s conservatorship case.

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Samuel Ingham III, who has represented Spears, 39, since 2008, filed papers in Los Angeles County Superior Court, NPR reported.

“Samuel D. Ingham III hereby resigns as court-appointed counsel for Britney Jean Spears, conservatee, effective upon the appointment of new court-appointed counsel,” the court filing states.

Ingham was appointed as Spears’ counsel when a Los Angeles court granted conservatorship powers to the singer’s father and an estate lawyer, The New York Times reported. At the time there were concerns about the singer’s mental health and substance abuse issues, the newspaper reported. Spears, who was hospitalized in 2008, was found to be incapable of hiring her own counsel, according to the Times.

Ingham’s filing comes nearly a week after a California judge denied Spears’ request to have her father removed from the financial aspects of her conservatorship.

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Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny signed the order denying the request, which was first filed Ingham in November 2020, NPR reported.

At a hearing on June 23, Spears criticized the conservatorship and claimed she had been forced to perform, remain on birth control and take debilitating medication.

“I’m traumatized, I’m not happy,” Spears, told a Los Angeles Superior Court judge. “I can’t sleep. I’m so angry, It’s insane.”

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The singer also raised questions about Ingham’s advocacy on her behalf and said she wanted to hire a lawyer of her own, the Times reported.

“I didn’t know I could petition the conservatorship to be ended,” Spears said in court. “I’m sorry for my ignorance, but I honestly didn’t know that.

“My attorney says I can’t — it’s not good, I can’t let the public know anything they did to me. “He told me I should keep it to myself, really.”

Ingham did not respond to requests for comment from Variety and the Times on Tuesday.

Ingham’s resignation comes a day after Spears’ longtime manager, Larry Rudolph, resigned as her manager, People reported. Rudolph cited Spears, desire to retire from singing as the reason for his resignation. the magazine reported.

In his filing, Ingham asked the court to assign a new lawyer to Spears but did not give his reasons for withdrawing, the Times reported.

Jamie Spears, 68, oversees his daughter’s fortune, worth nearly $60 million, along with a wealth management firm Britney Spears requested, the Times reported. A professional conservator took over her personal care on an ongoing, temporary basis in 2019, the newspaper reported.

Last week, Bessemer Trust, the estate-management company that Spears requested replace her father as conservator of her finances, filed documents withdrawing from the case, according to The Associated Press.

The next hearing in Britney Spears’ conservatorship case is scheduled for July 14, NPR reported.