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As successful child stars who became self-destructive young women, Lindsay Lohan, 24, and Britney Spears, 28, have quite a few things in common. Soon, they may have one more: In the wake of her failed drug tests, Lohan and her estate may be placed in a conservatorship. Spears has been in a conservatorship overseen by her father since 2008, during which her career has thrived. Could such an arrangement help Lohan get back on track?
When a person is placed under conservatorship, a conservator is given control of their estate, and possibly even aspects of their personal life -- whatever the judge believes that the person is incapable of handling themselves. Spears' father, for example, is in charge of her finances, can approve or shoot down contracts, has access to her medical records, hires security guards, and can control who visits her at home or in the hospital. This arrangement came after Spears' infamous period of unstable behavior (head-shaving, driving erratically with kids in the car) and multiple hospitalizations.
Like Spears in 2008, Lohan appears to have reached rock bottom. A conservatorship could be helpful for her. However, there's one big problem: Have you seen Lindsay Lohan's parents? Given the option of fame-seeking Dina Lohan, who likes to go clubbing with her daughter and book her on reality shows, or ex-con Michael Lohan, with his massive temper and unstable life... who would you choose? We'd say neither.
Surprisingly, Michael Lohan actually agrees with us. Lindsay's father has announced his intention to file conservatorship papers, but rather than become the conservator himself, he wants to give the job to two neutral parties "who have nothing to do with me, Lindsay or Dina." His plan is to have one person control Lindsay's finances, while the other monitors her everyday habits, friends, and social life. And whatever happens, he doesn't want his ex-wife Dina, or Lindsay's manager Lou Taylor, involved.
"I just want Lindsay's life and career to be guided by people who are in it with their hearts, not their hands," Michael told the press.
We're not sure that Michael Lohan has ever been the voice of reason before, but in this case, we think he is. If Lindsay can get a conservatorship that works in her best interest, she could thrive like Britney (who, coincidentally, revealed on Thursday that she would be remaining under conservatorship). Obviously, the whole thing depends on who's in charge. Hmm... does Britney's dad have any free time?
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