The conservatorship over Britney is likely to end within three months, a source close to the situation tells RadarOnline.com.
"Britney has made tremendous progress in the past three to four months. She seems to be firmly in control again," the source said.
Britney met with judge Reva Goetz privately on Thursday to discuss the state of the conservatorship.
"Judge Goetz needed to meet with Britney and talk to her face-to-face, to see how she was doing," said the source.
"It's one thing to read medical reports about her, but the in-person meeting was very important.
According to Radar, Britney's court-appointed attorney, Sam Imgham was "the only other person in chambers during the 35-minute meeting."
"Judge Goetz also met with Britney's father, Jamie separately, as well as with Brit's therapist," continued the source.
It is Goetz's decision if and when to end the conservatorship is to end, but the source insists three months.
Another source credits dad Jamie as her savior, saying: ""Jamie put his life on hold to save his daughter. He knew he had to step up in order to save her. Jamie and Britney have had their fair share of fights, but now they have a very strong father-daughter bond."
"Britney recognizes the sacrifices her dad has made."
People close to Britney are nervous revert to her old ways once the conservatorship ends.
"No one wants Britney to fall prey to the people that were in her life during the time when her problems overwhelmed her," said the source.
"Britney's inner circle now is very close, and trusted."
"The other man that has played a tremendous role in her life is her boyfriend, and former manager, Jason Trawick. Britney truly loves and trusts him. Jason stood by her even when they weren't dating and he's wonderful with her sons and they adore him."
The conservatorship over Britney herself is likely to end. The conservatorship over her finances is likely to end later.
"There will be a hearing for the conservatorship to end. This won't be done in secret," the source told RadarOnline.com. "There is nothing to hide, everyone just wants to be cautious that it's the right time, and all signs seem to indicate that it is."
The next conservatorship hearing is scheduled for October 14.
Good luck, Brit!