LOS ANGELES – Cher’s request for conservatorship over her son Elijah Blue Allman was not immediately approved by a judge, who ruled that there was insufficient time for Allman and his attorneys to review the filed documents. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Jessica A. Uzcategui made the decision on Friday, stating that the court required the documents to be submitted at least five days before the hearing. Allman, who is opposing the petition, was also granted the right to choose his own legal representation.
One of Allman’s attorneys, Avi Levy, expressed his client’s satisfaction with the court’s recognition of his rights. Allman is pleased to have “his preferred counsel” and the opportunity to review confidential information that he had been denied access to. Levy added that Allman looks forward to the next hearing where he can oppose the petition on its merits.
Cher filed the conservatorship petition, claiming that her son suffers from severe mental health and substance abuse issues that render him incapable of managing his financial assets. The next hearing for the petition is scheduled for January 29. No comment has been received from Cher’s representatives.
In response to Cher’s allegations, Allman objected to the conservatorship and stated that his mother is “unfit to serve” in that role. Court records indicate that Allman has sought treatment for addiction and regularly attends Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. He also asserted that even if conservatorship was necessary, he would not be comfortable with his mother holding that position.
Allman’s wife, Marieangela King, supported his objections and expressed her concerns over the conservatorship, calling it “deeply disturbing.” She emphasized that she has been excluded from decision-making regarding her husband’s medical treatment.
Recently, Allman requested to end his divorce proceedings against King after two years, stating that he was reconciling with his wife and focusing on their relationship now that he has found a path to sobriety. The case was dismissed without prejudice with the consent of King’s attorney.
Cher’s allegations against King in relation to her son’s recovery were also addressed in the filing. Cher claimed that King is not supportive of Allman’s recovery and has interfered with his treatment. Cher’s attorneys argued that appointing King as conservator would lead to the immediate loss of Allman’s assets for self-destructive purposes.
In summary, Cher’s request for conservatorship over Elijah Blue Allman was not immediately granted. The court ruled that there was insufficient time for Allman and his attorneys to review the filed documents. Allman objected to the conservatorship, claiming that his mother is unfit for the role. He also requested to end his divorce proceedings against his wife, stating his commitment to reconciliation and sobriety. The next hearing for the conservatorship petition is scheduled for January 29.