This is incredibly brave!
[Image via Ivan Nikolov/Andres Otero/WENN.]
This looks like it's going to get ugly.
One of the things that's happening now because of his sudden demise is a legal battle between the actor's mom and his daughter Meadow's mom over who gets custody of Paul's 15-year-old daughter.
Meadow has been living with the grandmother Cheryl Walker since August 3rd, and it seems to have definitely been Paul's wish that she raise the teen in case anything happened to him. Meadow's mom Rebecca Soteros had also been living in California with the daughter and her mother-in-law since Paul's death on November 30th.
But when Cheryl Walker went to court last week and filed to become Meadow's legal guardian — well, all hell broke loose.
Rebecca swept Meadow away with her to live with a friend a mile away from Cheryl Walker. Cheryl has apparently gone to court TODAY to try and become Meadow's temporary guardian, but Rebecca does not plan to go gently into that good night.
The reason Meadow left her mother to live with Paul Walker two years ago is because of the mother's drinking problems. Rebecca's had two DUIs, and the drinking apparently was getting out of control.
Cheryl Walker apparently has evidence that Rebecca is still off the wagon, and hopes to use that to win the guardianship case.
It won't be easy though. Usually parents are given guardianship even if they're not the best fit for a child.
Whatever happens — we just hope it's in Meadow's best interests. She's gone through so much, and the last thing she needs right now is more chaos in her life.
[Image via WENN.]