"Jamie is adamant that stepping down as conservator does not mean giving up on Britney," a business associate of his told The Sun. "He still wants what is best for her, he always has."
"He insists that the world doesn't know the true precarious nature of her health and he is terrified that his daughter could suffer a repeat of the sad and terrifying meltdown that led her into trouble in the first place," the source said.
According to the source, medication and therapy have been key to the "Toxic" singer's stability over the past decade. "So Jamie is worried about what comes next, he's worried she will slip into the same cycle of destruction as before," the insider explained.
The source said that Jamie is concerned that the 39-year-old could slip back into addiction and end up harming herself. "He sees independent medical and psychiatric care as vital for Britney's future, he will not just walk away from her life just because he is not part of the Conservatorship," the source said.
According to court documents obtained by The Sun, Jamie said that his actions during Britney's conservatorship "saved" her from "disaster." "If the public knew all the facts of Ms. Spears' personal life, not only her highs but also her lows, all of the addiction and mental health issues that she has struggled with, and all of the challenges of the Conservatorship, they would praise Mr. Spears for the job he has done, not vilify him," his attorney Vivien Thoreen wrote in the filing.
Jamie alleged that the blonde beauty's personal conservator Jodi Montgomery contacted him on July 9 and said she was concerned about Britney's mental health, according to court documents obtained by OK!.
"Ms. Montgomery explained that my daughter was not timely or properly taking her medications, was not listening to the recommendations of her medical team, and refused to even see some of her doctors," the documents filed earlier this month read. "Ms. Montgomery said she was very worried about the direction my daughter was heading in and directly asked for my help to address these issues."
"Ms. Montgomery acknowledged that many of my daughter’s statements at the last hearing were not true and attributed her statements to the fact that my daughter is 'mentally sick,'" the documents claimed.
Britney previously told the court that the conservatorship was cruel. She also said that she did not want to be evaluated in order to remove Jamie from the conservatorship because she has "serious abandonment issues."
The "Womanizer" singer said that she had an IUD that she could not get removed and was put on lithium. Britney said that she wanted to get married but her "conservator won't let her."
After Britney's court-appointed attorney, Samuel Ingham, stepped down in July, she chose Mathew Rosengart to represent her. Earlier this month, Jamie agreed to step down.
"There are, in fact, no actual grounds for suspending or removing Mr. Spears as the Conservator of the Estate ... and it is highly debatable whether a change in conservator at this time would be in Ms. Spears' best interests," Jamie's attorney said in documents filed earlier this month. "Nevertheless, even as Mr. Spears is the unremitting target of unjustified attacks, he does not believe that a public battle with his daughter over his continuing service as her conservator would be in her best interests."
Britney could reportedly appear in court on September 29.