Citing worries about her son Elijah Blue Allman’s recent difficulties with substance usage, Cher has filed a petition for conservatorship. According to court filings that PEOPLE was able to access, the 77-year-old singer and actress is requesting exclusive custody over Elijah’s estate, claiming that he is “substantially unable to manage his financial resources.”
The court filings stress how urgently a conservator must be appointed to protect Elijah’s assets because he is now dealing with serious mental health and drug misuse problems. The complaint claims that even though Elijah is scheduled to receive assets from a trust by year’s end, his property is at risk due to his poor money management. According to the statement, Marieangela King, his estranged wife, is unfit for the position because of their shared history of drug abuse and mental health issues.
Cher is requesting conservatorship to preserve Elijah’s assets and safeguard his well-being because she is worried that money given to him would be used for drug usage. The document emphasizes Cher’s tireless attempts to get Elijah medical attention and her dedication to his well-being.
The petition states that because of Elijah’s present health issues, both mental and physical, Cher has not been able to talk to him about his wishes for a temporary conservator. When PEOPLE asked Cher for a statement, her agent did not reply. January 5, 2024, is the date of the hearing for the temporary order, and March 6, 2024, is the date of the hearing for the permanent order.
Cher responded to rumors in October regarding her son’s predicament, refuting claims that she hired somebody to take him away from a New York City hotel room in November 2022. Cher emphasized her role as a mother attempting to support her child through challenges while confirming that the private family matter was connected to Elijah’s addiction concerns.
Cher is unwavering in her dedication to her kids in spite of their disagreements and King’s accusations; she recognizes the difficulties of parenting and says she works hard to support them.