- Family plans to settle matters in private
- Meadow’s mom dealing with drink problem
Thursday, April 17, 2014
PAUL Walker‘s mother is backing down.
Cheryl Ann Walker, 60, has requested a dismissal of her petition for guardianship of the late actor’s 15-year-old daughter, Meadow Rain.
Cheryl had sought to be named guardian over her son’s estate and his daughter but has abandoned that bid, according to dismissal papers obtained by People magazine.
Chery’s attorney, Bela Lugosi, previously told reporters that the family, including Meadow’s biological mother, Rebecca Soteros, wanted to resolve the matter out of court.
A hearing had been scheduled for April 30, but a judge had already dismissed Cheryl Ann’s petition for temporary guardianship over Meadow following her son’s tragic death in a car crash last November.
Papers seeking guardianship, which were filed in March, claimed that “parental custody would be detrimental to the minor” because of an alleged drinking problem.
Soteros agreed to go to rehab in order to regain custody of her daughter.
Back in March, it was claimed Paul told his mom he was too busy to properly care for his teenage daughter — and asked her to become the girl’s legal guardian.
Paul approached Cheryl, sources said, on November 30th (the day he died) and asked her to retire from her nursing job to take care of Meadow full-time, according to TMZ.
Paul had been overwhelmed with his work schedule and couldn’t juggle that with his parental responsibilities. In August — 3 months before he died — Meadow moved in with Cheryl, who was working full time.
Paul hired a series of nannies to care for Meadow when Cheryl was on the job, but none of them worked out.
On the morning of his death, Paul called Cheryl and said he had given up on the nanny search and wanted her to be a full-time, stay-at-home grandma. Cheryl agreed, and the movie then called other family members to inform them of his decision.
Meadow’s biological mom has a serious drinking problem and Paul never considered her an option.
Meadow had been living with her mom until 2011, when she moved in with Paul.
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