Bobby Brown will now have the ability to make decisions regarding daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown’s care and medical needs. A court on Friday granted the R&B singer and Bobbi Kristina’s aunt Pat Houston co-guardianship of the 22-year-old, who has been on life support in a medically induced coma since being found unconscious in her bathtub in January.
“We are delighted to inform the public that the court has appointed Bobby Brown and Pat Houston as co-guardians of Bobbi Kristina Brown,” read a statement issued by Pat and grandmother Cissy Houston and Bobby Brown’s attorneys, according to People magazine. "Both Mr. Brown and Ms. Houston are jointly responsible for decisions related to Krissi’s care and medical needs."
Though Bobby Brown was made his daughter’s co-legal guardian, he will not be made a conservator on her estate. Therefore, he will not have access to her estimated $20 million estate -- bequeathed to Bobbi Kristina by mother Whitney Houston. While Bobbi Kristina remains alive, the power of conservator has been left to court-appointed attorney Bedelia Hargrove, ABC News reported.
In the event of Bobbi Kristina's death, according to her will, her estate would be handed down to Cissy Houston, Pat Houston and uncle Gary Houston. Pat is reportedly the executor of the will.
The fate of Bobbi Kristina’s estate had been a point of contention amongst her family. A source close to the family recently revealed that Cissy Houston would “fight to the grave” to keep control of the estate out of Bobby Brown’s hands.
Sources close to Bobby Brown have denied that the singer is trying to take control of his daughter’s inheritance, maintaining that he “only wants what is best for [his daughter].”
Bobbi Kristina remains at Atlanta's DeKalb Medical facility, where she was taken off life support in late April.