Spears' Dad Returning Control to Britney
Four years after meltdown, Britney ready to regain her life
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 23, 2012 4:00 AM CST
Britney Spears performs during a free outdoor concert at the Revolution Monument in Mexico City, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011.   (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

(Newser) – Four years after Britney Spears spiraled out of control, her father is happy with her progress and wants to end his control over her finances and life this year, perhaps as early as February, reports the Daily Mail. Jamie Spears was named conservator in 2008, after the singer suffered from very high-profile meltdowns. But now, with her life back on track and engaged to be married for the third time, Britney's father thinks it is time she resumes control over her life.

Jamie reportedly wants to drop his conservatorship over Britney in time for her Hawaii wedding on Valentine's Day. "Britney now recognizes that if her father hadn't stepped in and taken action that he had, well ... Britney is now crediting Jamie for saving her life," said one source.