Cher Petitions to Become Temporary Conservator for Son's Finances
Cher files a petition in court to oversee her son's finances temporarily due to his struggles with mental health and addiction.
Cher's Petition for Temporary Conservatorship
Cher has filed a petition in Los Angeles Superior Court to become a temporary conservator for her son, Elijah Blue Allman's, finances. She states that his mental health issues and addiction make him unable to manage his assets and potentially put his life at risk.
Elijah Blue Allman, 47, is entitled to regular payments from a trust fund, but Cher is concerned that the funds will be spent on drugs instead of providing for his well-being.
A court-ordered conservatorship is urgently needed, according to Cher's filing. A hearing on the matter has been scheduled for January.
Opposition and Background
Elijah Allman, through his attorney, stated that he is well and capable of managing his own finances. It is unclear whether he plans to oppose Cher's petition.
Cher's petition explicitly seeks to keep control of Elijah's finances from his wife, Marieangela King.
Cher's filing highlights the couple's tumultuous relationship marked by drug addiction and mental health crises, suggesting that King is not supportive of Elijah's recovery.
Conservatorships and Britney Spears' Case
Conservatorships, also known as guardianships, grant control over a person's money and life decisions when they are deemed incompetent. The issue gained media attention during Britney Spears' prolonged legal battle with her father over her conservatorship.
Cher, who has two sons from her marriages, Chaz Bono and Elijah Allman, is seeking temporary control to ensure her son's well-being.