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Who Will Raise Meadow? Paul Walker’s Daughter At The Center Of Courtroom Battle -- Judge Appoints Investigator

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Mar. 27 2014, Published 4:45 p.m. ET

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Nearly four months after Paul Walker’s tragic death, his family is still squabbling over who will raise his fifteen-year-old daughter Meadow -- and control the $16 million trust she inherited from her father. has learned that today Walker’s mother, Cheryl, asked a Los Angeles judge to take a guardianship petition she had filed for Meadow off calendar, because the family is attempting to reach a custody agreement outside of a courtroom.

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Cheryl filed legal documents last week asking a judge to make her Meadow’s guardian, because, she alleged, Meadow’s mother Rebecca Soteros has a “drinking problem.” But now, the judge has formally appointed a court investigator to meet with Meadow, and the family, in the hopes they can resolve the situation on their own.

Meadow’s young life was thrown into a tailspin last November when her dad Paul died in a fiery crash on November 30 in Santa Clarita, California.

Fast and Furious

According to court documents previously obtained by Radar, Cheryl told the court that Meadow “needs a guardian in place so that the money she is entitled to,” at least $16 million in a trust left by the Fast & Furious star, “can be disbursed to the guardian,” namely Cheryl.

The documents insist that the funds given to Cheryl will be used “for the benefit of” Meadow, but it’s unclear exactly how that will be policed, or if the teen will take over control of the funds when she turns 18 in a few years.

In the meantime, Cheryl claims she is unsure whether Soteros will agree to the arrangement, although they are all currently living in the same house in La Canada, Calif.



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