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Paul Walker's Mother Seeks Guardianship of the Actor's Daughter


Per the wish expressed in the late actor’s will, Paul Walker’s mother has filed a petition asking to be named legal guardian of the star’s 15-year-old daughter, Meadow Rain.

The papers, filed Tuesday in Los Angeles, say that “parental custody would be detrimental to the minor.” And they ask that Cheryl Ann Walker – not Meadow’s mom, Rebecca Jo Soteros – have custody.

Cheryl is “a loving and responsible person. She works as a registered nurse. She has raised her own four children,” the papers say. “The mother has a drinking problem. Petitioner will act as the guardian of the person and estate of the minor.”

Meadow, her mother and her grandmother all currently live together in L.A. The papers – Walker’s will was uncontested – say Meadow has been living with her grandmother since August 2012, following a year living with her father. Before that, Meadow grew up living with her mom in Hawaii.

A hearing on the guardianship petition is set for April 30.

Walker, who died Nov. 30 in a fiery car crash in Santa Clarita, Calif., named Meadow the sole income beneficiary of a trust worth over $16 million that she will eventually inherit, the papers say.

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The grandmother is not planning to adopt Meadow.

The Fast and the Furious actor was never married to Soteros. The two shared custody of Meadow over the years.