LOS ANGELES, CA – Cher’s bid for a conservatorship over her son Elijah Blue Allman’s estate has been denied by a Los Angeles court. The judge dismissed the petition on Jan. 29, citing “insufficient evidence” as the reason for the denial.
The 77-year-old singer filed the petition in December, expressing concerns about Elijah’s mental health and substance abuse issues. She alleged that he was set to receive assets from his trust, but she feared that the funds would be immediately spent on drugs, leaving him with no assets to provide for himself and putting his life at risk.
Cher’s attorney and representative have not commented on the court’s decision. The court papers obtained by E! News revealed that the judge denied the request without prejudice, leaving the option open for Cher to provide additional evidence and refile the petition.
Elijah, who is 47 years old, is the son of late musician Gregg Allman. Despite Cher’s concerns, the court has ruled against granting her a conservatorship over his estate.
The denial of Cher’s petition raises questions about the legal and ethical considerations surrounding conservatorship, especially when it comes to adult children with mental health and substance abuse issues. It also highlights the challenges that families face when trying to protect their loved ones while respecting their autonomy and rights.
Cher’s efforts to protect Elijah’s assets and well-being will likely continue, as the court’s decision does not preclude her from pursuing other legal avenues in the future.