The "3" songstress showed up for her closed hearing at a Los Angeles courthouse on Friday.
Experts tell People magazine that the commissioner wanting to check in with Brit is a standard procedure.
"The commissioner just wants to see with her own eyes how Britney is doing, and to get a feel for whether Britney fully understands what's going on in her case," says L.A. probate lawyer Jeffrey S. Cohen, who is not involved in the case.
The starlet will not be allowed full control of her life and affairs until the court feels she's ready to care for herself and her children. The court will also take doctors' opinions into consideration.