Cher has submitted a request to serve as a temporary guardian for her son’s finances. She claims that her 47-year-old son’s mental health and substance abuse issues have rendered him incapable of handling his own assets, and could possibly endanger his well-being.
The renowned singer and actor, who has won both an Oscar and a Grammy, filed a petition on Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court. This petition would grant her temporary control over the financial matters of her son, Elijah Blue Allman..
According to Cher’s petition, Elijah Allman has a right to receive regular payments from a trust fund. However, due to his ongoing struggles with mental health and substance abuse, Cher is worried that any money given to him will be quickly used for drugs. This would leave Elijah without any assets to support himself and could potentially put his life in danger.
Chaz Bono, who is 54 years old, is the child of the late Sonny Bono. Elijah Allman, also known as P. Exeter Blue, used to be a singer and guitarist in the band Deadsy.
Conservatorships, known in some states as guardianships, allow courts to give relatives or others control over a person’s money and, at times, their life decisions after they are deemed not competent to make such decisions for themselves.
The matter gained widespread attention when what started off as a temporary guardianship for Britney Spears turned into a lengthy legal battle with her father.