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Cher argues it's a ‘life and death situation’ as judge declines request to place son in immediate conservatorship
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Cher argues it's a ‘life and death situation’ as judge declines request to place son in immediate conservatorship

A judge adjourned the case to allow attorneys representing Elijah Blue Allman time to prepare

A judge has declined a request from Cher for immediate conservatorship over her son's finances.

Elijah Blue Allman, 47, appeared in a court in Los Angeles on Friday (January 5) for a hearing on a temporary conservatorship, with attorneys present representing Cher, 77.

Cher's attorneys claimed that she needed to take immediate control of her son's finances, arguing that it was a 'life and death situation'.

In the court documents obtained by People, the filing claimed the singer had become concerned that any money given to her son would be spent on drugs, and a conservatorship is 'urgently needed [...] to protect Elijah’s property from loss or injury'.

It alleged that he is 'currently unable to manage his assets due to severe mental health and substance abuse issues'.

The filing alleged that Cher was concerned about the wellbeing of her son and that he would not be left with any money to support himself.

Cher filed a suit for a temporary conservatorship over her son.
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It said: "Elijah is entitled to regular distributions from the Trust, but given his ongoing mental health and substance abuse issues, [Cher] is concerned that any funds distributed to Elijah will be immediately spent on drugs, leaving Elijah with no assets to provide for himself and putting Elijah’s life at risk."

It added: "We need the ability today to retrieve the monies on behalf of Mr. Allman to make sure the money is guarded."

The filing concluded that Cher had reportedly 'worked tirelessly to get Elijah into treatment and get him the help he needs'.

However, the request for a temporary conservatorship was not granted by the court on Friday as Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Jessica A. Uzcategui ruled that attorneys representing Allman required more time to prepare as the documents had only been filed the day before.

She adjourned the case until a further hearing on January 29.

Allman also asked the judge to release a court appointed attorney as he had found his own counsel.

The request was adjourned until January 29.
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The 47-year-old attended court with his wife Marieangela King, 36, and claimed that 'no reason exists for the appointment of a conservator' as 'there is simply no emergency that requires it'.

As per the court documents, he added: “I am reconciling with my wife so that we can work on our relationship now that I have found a path to sobriety.

“While I understand that my mother, the proposed conservator, believes she is looking out for my best interests and I appreciate her love and support, I do not need her unsolicited help or support at this time."

Friday's hearing was for a temporary conservatorship order. A hearing for a permanent order is scheduled for March 6.

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