​In recent months, Britney herself has spoken out, criticizing her father's role in her life. | 22 Words

The subject of Britney Spears' controversial conservatorship has been a hot topic in recent years. But today, the "Free Britney" activists finally got the news they'd been waiting for...

For more than thirteen years, Britney's life and finances have been controlled by her father, Jamie.

Conservatorships are typically reserved for older or more vulnerable people - but Britney has been working, touring, and making music all while not being allowed to make major life decisions for herself.

The total control Jamie held over his daughter's life has been widely protested by Britney fans and the subject of several high-profile documentaries.

In recent months, Britney herself has spoken out, criticizing her father's role in her life.

She also appointed a new lawyer, Mathew Rosengart, in moves to remove her father as her conservator.

"Britney Spears deserves to wake up tomorrow without her father as her conservator," he argued in court this Wednesday.

A hearing has been set for the 12th of November to determine the future of the arrangement.

"I believe in those files we will find evidence of his corruption — and worse," Rosengart promised. "And the ramifications are going to be more severe than just civil litigation against Mr. Spears based upon my present understanding of what happened here."

This marks a huge step forward in Britney's ongoing quest for freedom and independence.

"She was so young when she got into the entertainment business. She had so many people making so many choices and decisions for her very early on in her life. Does she have any mental illness, we will never know because those documents are and should be sealed. To hear her speaking how she's felt over the last 13 years is scary. I cannot even begin to imagine being an adult and mother and having others make my decisions for me and my children. I wish the absolute best for her and her kids," wrote one fan.

"Great news! Now end the conservatorship altogether. Let this grown woman live her life as she sees fit!" another agreed.

The news comes after the singer recently got engaged to her long-term boyfriend-turned-fiance, Sam Asghari.

We wish the very best for Britney and are hopeful the hearing on November 12th will mark the beginning of the end of this horrific period of her life.