Britney Spears is delaying her wedding due to a legal matter, it has been reported.
The 30-year-old singer got engaged to fiancé Jason Trawick late last year and was said to be busy preparing her nuptials.
But her lawyers apparently want the lawsuit her former manager Sam Lutfi filed against her to be settled before she walks down the aisle.
RadarOnline reports that a date for the trial has been set for September 11 this year and is expected to last for up to two weeks.
Because Britney is currently under a conservatorship she has so far escaped being called as a witness in the on-going case. But if she marries Jason that may change.
Sam is suing the Hit Me Baby One More Time singer for breach of contract and accusing her parents of libel and defamation.
"Lawyers for Britney's conservatorship have been successful in keeping her from being deposed in the Lutfi litigation," a source close to the situation told the site.
"She could get married under the conservatorship, but the judge would have to sign off on it. If that were to happen, lawyers repping Lutfi would absolutely go into court and argue that if Britney were able to get married, she should be able to be deposed. There is no way Team Spears is going to let that happen.
"The wedding will most likely be a very low key affair, and could take place in Britney's hometown in Louisiana, at her mansion in Kentwood. Jason is fully embracing having the wedding in Louisiana.
"Britney has hired a wedding planner and is letting the pro handle all the details. Unless a settlement is reached with Lutfi before the trial date, the wedding will take place after the lawsuit is resolved.
"Britney and Jason aren't in a rush to get married, they are enjoying being engaged....Britney already feels like she is married to him, and trusts him."
The couple have been together for two years although they knew each other for much longer because Jason was her agent before they became a couple.
This will be Britney's third marriage after her first to childhood sweetheart Jason Alexander was annulled in 2004 after 55 hours and her two-year marriage to back-up dancer Kevin Federline ended in 2006 but produced two children; Sean Preston and Jayden James.
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