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Britney Spears and Jason Trawick have been bound in the eyes of the law -- and they're not even married yet! The pop star's fiance was approved by a Los Angeles judge on Wednesday to act as Spears' co-conservator.
That means that Trawick and Spears' father Jamie will share the legal authority over Spears' general well-being, including decision-making about food, clothing and medical care. And apparently Spears, 30, made the request to have Trawick, 40, take on the co-conservatorship, and not the other way around. It's also important to note that Trawick will not control Spears' multimillion-dollar fortune in any way (that duty to Brit's father and an attorney).
"Jamie's thrilled," Trawick's attorney Geraldine Wyle told reporters following the hearing, according to People. "It's all in the family."
Spears' father has acted as her conservator since her psychological breakdown four years ago. Considering her magnificent comeback since then, it seems like a conservatorship is something that it's good for Spears to be involved in, and it's telling that she trusts Trawick enough to have him share that responsibility.
A source tells People that the conservatorship is mostly in name only, and that Spears has enjoyed -- and will continue to enjoy -- "plenty of personal freedom." The conservatorship will end only after her doctors advise a judge that Spears is healthy enough to handle her own affairs and doesn't need the assistance of others.
Spears and Trawick announced their engagement on Dec. 16, and the pop star couldn't contain her excitement when posting abut it on Twitter.
"OMG. Last night Jason surprised me with the one gift I've been waiting for," she tweeted. "Can't wait to show you! SO SO SO excited!"