There's a snag in Britney Spears' effort to remove her father from her conservatorship.
A judge denied a request to strip him of his control over his daughter. But this dates back to a months-old request by Spears' attorney and not her latest plea.
A judge can't rule on last week's hearing because the pop star hasn't filed a new petition to end the conservatorship.
During that hearing last week, Spears talked about the mental and physical abuse she's experienced as a result of the conservatorship.