Singer Britney Spears’ lawyer Mathew Rosengart has termed Jamie Spears’ petition to have the singer’s estate continue to pay his legal fees, “shameful.”

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“The request is shameful,” Rosengart said of Jamie’s petition in a statement provided to The Hollywood Reporter. “Mr. Spears reaped many millions of dollars from Britney as a conservator, while paying his lawyers millions more, all from Britney’s work and hard earned money.”

In court documents filed on December 15, Jamie petitioned the court to cover the costs of his legal representation, who are “participating in proceedings concerning Jamie’s ongoing fiduciary duties relating to winding up” the singer’s now-ended conservatorship.

“Prompt payment on account of Jamie’s attorneys’ fees is necessary to ensure the Conservatorship can be wound up quickly and efficiently to allow Britney to take control of her life as she and Jamie desire,” the petition states.

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As part of the stipulations of a conservatorship, the singer paid both her own and her father’s legal bills and fees any time she took him to court over the legal arrangement. That ended in September when Jamie filed to end his court conservatorship before he was suspended from his position as the pop singer’s conservator, a role that began in 2008.

Britney’s conservatorship was then officially terminated in November by an L.A. judge.

 “The conservatorship has been terminated and Mr. Spears was suspended ignominiously. Under the circumstances, his petition is not only legally meritless, it is an abomination. Britney poignantly testified about the pain her father caused her and this only adds to it. This is not what a father who loves his daughter does,” said Rosengart.

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The filings argue that “the fiduciary obligations Jamie owes did not end with his suspension or with the order terminating the Conservatorship” and that by not financially covering his legal representation, he would be subjected to “personal bankruptcy and ruin defending baseless claims.”

“No person would ever want to step into the role as conservator if a conservatee could force a conservator to personally pay substantial legal fees defending unfounded allegations,” the petition states.

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“Jamie should not be required to sacrifice his personal wellbeing defending his administration of the Estate where each of his actions have thus far been made with the counsel and approval of others in these proceedings including the Court,” the filing continues, reports The Hollywood Reporter.