"This is not about him taking her money," says a Brown source

By Jeff Nelson
April 27, 2015 08:00 PM
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While his daughter remains unresponsive in an Atlanta-area facility, Bobby Brown has filed for control over Bobbi Kristina Brown’s estate, reports NBC Atlanta affiliate 11Alive.

Though Brown, 46, is Bobbi Kristina’s closest living relative and makes decisions regarding her health, he is not the executor of her estate. Her grandmother, Cissy Houston, and her uncle and aunt Gary and Pat Houston administer the $20 million trust that was left to Bobbi Kristina when her mother, Whitney Houston, died.

“Bobby is Krissy’s father. He only wants what’s best for her,” a Brown source tells PEOPLE. “This is not about him taking her money – he has money of his own. This is about making sure that she will have the best care for as long as she needs The truth is that he wants to get her the best care she can possibly get, that’s all.”

Details surrounding Brown’s latest move are slim, but a lawyer for Bobbi Kristina’s grandmother reportedly released a statement to the local news station, saying:

“This is a family matter involving sensitive information. We hope to resolve this in a manner that is respectful of Bobbi Kristina’s sensitive health information. The Houston family has always looked out for the best interest of Bobbi Kristina Brown. The family has done so all of her life and will continue to do so. We trust that others have the same objective.”

Houston and Brown’s daughter, 22, was first found unresponsive in a bathtub on Jan. 31 and was put in a medically induced coma before being transferred to a long-term care facility last month, and source told PEOPLE last week her condition “has not changed.”

After Brown told a crowd Bobbi Kristina “is awake” on April 18, Houston responded, telling PEOPLE in a statement:

“I have just returned from visiting my granddaughter Bobbi Kristina in the hospital, and while she is no longer in a medically induced coma, she has a tracheotomy, and according to the doctors she has global and irreversible brain damage and remains unresponsive Meeting with the doctors and understanding that she can live in this condition for a lifetime truly saddens me.”

Reporting by STEVE HELLING

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