britney-jason-cship-230.jpgBritney Spears and Jason Trawick announced their engagement yesterday, and while the lovebirds are obviously thrilled to take their relationship to the next level, things could get complicated when it's time to walk down the aisle.

Remember, Britney has been in a conservatorship since 2008 (her father Jamie and attorney Andrew Wallet are co-conservators), and even though she's made remarkable strides since her meltdown several years back, Jason is legally bound to ask Jamie for permission to marry Britney. After all the years they've been together, we can't imagine Jamie doesn't approve of Britney's partner, but he makes all financial, medical and career decisions on his daughter's behalf, so it's almost like Jason will be marrying Jamie too!

While this all seems pretty standard for a conservatorship, we have to wonder what would happen if both Britney and Jason requested that he be made conservator. After all, he's proven himself to be quite stable over the years, so we're curious as to how Jamie would react if Jason challenged him for control over Britney's life.

A conservators' hearing is scheduled for January 19, but we're told that it's simply an allowance of fees and a motion to seal court records, and it has nothing to do with Britney's changed relationship status.