Bobby Brown wants guardianship over daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown’s estate. The singer officially filed the paperwork to be given the rights to the estate, WXIA reports.
Bobbi Kristina was found unconscious in a bathtub on Jan. 31 and placed in a medically induced coma. The 22-year-old was recently taken off life support and can breathe on her own, but she remains unresponsive.
Her father already makes decisions about her medical care. Taking guardianship of the estate will allow Bobby, 46, to control Bobbi Kristina’s personal assets, including money and property. Bobbi Kristina’s assets include the $20 million estate she inherited from her mother, Whitney Houston, after her death in 2012. Her grandmother, Cissy Houston, and uncles, are next in line to inherit the estate.
The decision comes just days after Cissy, 81, indicated that her granddaughter Bobbi Kristina’s condition might never improve. “Meeting with the doctors and understanding that she can live in this condition for a lifetime truly saddens me,” Houston told TMZ. “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.”
Bobbi Kristina’s father is also likely “understanding that she can live in this condition for a lifetime.” Filing for guardianship of her estate would seem to indicate that he doesn’t believe his daughter will be able to control her assets in the near future.