BRITNEY Spears' father Jamie's lawyers have accused her mom Lynne of "exploiting" the star's "pain and trauma" with her 2008 memoir.
Jamie's legal team lashed out after Lynne objected to the "excessive" $890,000 attorney fees he was requesting in Britney's conservatorship case.
Jamie's law firm Holland & Knight hit out at Lynne in court documents obtained by People this week.
"While the Conservator and his counsel have been very cautious, limited, and thoughtful in dealing with the media (a far cry from any 'national media tour')," they wrote.
"Lynne Spears is the one who exploited her daughter's pain and trauma for personal profit by publishing a book about the Conservatee."
Lynne talked about Britney's 2007 meltdown – in which she shaved her head and attacked photographers – in her book Through the Storm: A Real Story of Fame and Family in a Tabloid World.
The filing went on: "Despite having zero involvement in her daughter's conservatorship until very recently, Lynne Spears is asserting claims as if she were a party directly involved in the litigation (which she is not).
Jamie's lawyers claimedLynne, 65, is not "acting in the best interests" of Britney and has "no knowledge" about the fees related to the case.
"Lynne Spears' math of dividing the total fees by four (to calculate fees per issue) is ridiculous," the document alleged.
They claimed Jamie's fees were to help defend his reputation as a "loving, caring father who has nothing to hide" and who "has been loyal and fiercely loving toward his daughter".
Earlier this month, Lynne took issue with the almost $900,000 her ex spent with H&K – which was racked up while Britney attempted to remove him as co-conservator of her estate.
She claimed they are "utterly excessive" and "serve no benefit" to Britney, asking that at least $224,000 be repaid to the singer's estate.
Jamie, 68, and Lynne, were married from 1976 until 2002.
In addition to Britney, they share 30-year-old daughter Jamie Lynn and 44-year-old son Bryan.
Back in March, Britney asked a judge to permanently end Jamie's control over her $60m fortune and personal life.
The singer's attorney filed for Jodi Montgomery to officially replace her father as the permanent conservator over Britney's personal matters.
Britney also asked her father to resign from his role overseeing her personal life
The legal documents also state the Toxic singer reserves the right to eventually request an end to the conservatorship completely.
Under the terms of the long-running conservatorship, Britney isn't allowed to drive or go out by herself, or make any significant personal or financial decisions.
While sources have said Britney's life "would drastically change for the better" if Jamie is removed, his lawyer Vivian Thoreen previously claimed the conservatorship "saved" the singer's life.
"I understand that every story needs a villain," the attorney said. "But people have it so wrong here."
"This is a story about a fiercely loving, dedicated and loyal father who rescued his daughter from a life threatening situation.
"People were harming her and they were exploiting her. Jamie saved Britney's life," she told Good Morning America's Amy Robach.
Amid the legal drama, Britney appears to want to move on with her life.
The singer reportedly has plans to marry her boyfriend, Sam Asghari, have more children and return to singing.
She is the mother to sons Sean, 15, and Jayden, 14, with ex-husband Kevin Federline, 43.
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