Britney's father, Jamie Spears, has been her conservator since 2008, and he became sole conservator this year after attorney Andrew Wallet resigned from his co-conservatorship in March.
Only the few left inside know what the three said in the courtroom that was closed to public and media shortly after the hearing began.
Britney Spears on Wednesday was granted a temporary restraining order against Osama "Sam" Lufti, her former friend and manager. The children were born extremely close together and Britney's ex-husband, Kevin Federline, has custody of the boys. The insider added that Britney asked for certain freedoms under her conservatorship, but the judge didn't grant that request.
Lynne isn't the only family member sticking by Britney's side.
When the doors re-opened, the courtroom was empty, and Penny has issued no ruling or statement on Spears' case.
The court appearance was one of the Toxic star's first outings since she completed mental health treatment in a wellness centre.
Lynne Spears is demanding more access to information about the singer's conservatorship, which is now overseen by Britney's ailing father, Jamie.
Rarely is it used for people as functional as Spears, who despite further problems-she has said in interviews that she struggles with bipolar disorder-has seen her career continue to thrive.
We're told a discussion was had amongst Spears' advisors, including her father Jamie Spears, about whether she was healthy enough to take up such an enormous responsibility.
It is not known if Britney will attend the hearing.
Her parents' situations along with the departure from the case of the lawyer who long served as Jamie Spears' co-executor seemed to suggest significant changes might be coming in the legal arrangement.
Claus Hjelmbak, Britney Spears, Alli Simms and Sam Lufti pose for a picture on the red carpet at The ScandinavianStyle Mansion in Bel Air, Calif, on December 1, 2007.
"All is well", Spears said in the Instagram video.
A judge ordered the 44-year-old Lutfi to stay at least 200 yards from Spears and her family.