In court documents obtained by Us Weekly, Lynne has made the bold move to object Jamie's $890,000 in legal fees from the law firm Holland & Knight that have been accumulating since October 2020.
According to the documents, which were filed on Monday, Britney Spears' mom believes the amount of money her ex-husband's attorneys requested is "procedurally and substantively improper.”
Lynne also stated that she feels the law firm's services were not “performed in good faith for the benefit” of the 39-year-old Oops!...I Did It Again singer. She argues that because of that, Jamie's lawyers do not deserve their “utterly excessive” compensation.
Lynne demands the court review the billing and $224,000 of that money -- which was set aside for press communication -- be "immediately repaid" to her daughter's estate.
“[Lynne] vehemently objects to the inclusion of services related to ‘Media Matters:’ the national media tour that Mr. Spears’ counsel has embarked upon,” the objection reads. Lynne argues that most of the firm's work was “unnecessary” and "directly contrary to [Britney’s] wish for privacy” throughout her ongoing conservatorship case.
The documents also state, “The Conservatee’s life has been under a media microscope, and the last thing she wishes, desires, or derives any benefit from is her Conservator’s attorney spending [her] money to promote herself in the same media that scrutinizes everything that happens to [Britney]."
Lynne alleges that Holland & Knight billed 628 hours of work when only 385 hours had been approved and claims Jamie's law firm cost “$200,000 more than all of other law firms combined for whom fee applications were filed, largely for similar work done” during the exact same four-month period.
Lynne's filing comes just weeks after Britney Spears' lawyer, Samuel D. Ingham III, submitted a petition to the Los Angeles Superior Court asking for Jodi Montgomery to take over Jamie's role as sole conservatorship of the Grammy-winning singer.
A hearing in the case is scheduled for April 27.