Britney Spears will remain under the conservatorship of her father JAMIE until the end of the year (08), a court has ruled.
The pop star was placed in her father's care in February (08), following her hospitalisation in January (08) for an alleged bipolar disorder.
According to the new court ruling, Spears' estate and finances will remain under Jamie's control until 31 December (08).
Los Angeles Superior Court Commissioner Reva Goetz confirmed after Thursday's (31Jul08) hearing: "Ms. Spears is reluctantly agreeing to extend the temporary (conservatorship)."
The Toxic hitmaker has enjoyed a string of personal successes since her father was awarded control over his troubled daughter's estate - including extended access to her sons with ex-husband Kevin Federline, Sean Preston, two, and Jayden James, 17 months.
Federline's attorney Mark Vincent Kaplan has also praised Jamie's involvement in the case, insisting the reunion "couldn't have happened without" his assistance.
Kaplan added of his positive influence on the singer: "We're just very positive about it. Having her dad stabilizing everything is a good thing."
A status hearing has been set for 28 October (08).