03/20/2014 10:21 am ET Updated Mar 20, 2014

Paul Walker's Mom Seeks Guardianship Of Granddaughter Due To His Ex's Alcoholism

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Paul Walker's mother has filed for guardianship of the later actor's daughter, citing her biological mother's alcoholism.

Cheryl Ann Walker filed papers Tuesday, March 18, in Los Angeles Superior Court seeking custody of Walker's 15-year-old child, Meadow, according to TheWrap. In the filing, Cheryl Ann claims Meadow's mother, Rebecca Soteros, is unable to care for the teenager.

Meadow is set to inherit upwards of $16 million and it "will be necessary and convenient for Petitioner to be appointed as the guardian of the person and of the estate," Cheryl Ann states in documents obtained by E! News. Both Meadow and her mother currently live with Cheryl Ann, and, it is stated that "the mother has a drinking problem."

Cheryl Ann defends her position saying she has raised four kids, is a registered nurse and is a "loving and responsible person," E! News notes.

TMZ previously reported that Soteros has gotten two DUIs: one in 2003 and one in 2013. Due to her mom's alcohol problem, Meadow allegedly moved from Hawaii to live with the "Fast & Furious" star three years before he died.

Last month, Walker's father, Paul Walker III, filed his son's will with the court and requested Cheryl Ann be named guardian of Meadow. At the time, the 40-year-old's estate was said to be valued at $25 million, which Walker left entirely to his daughter.



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