Cher has recently filed a petition in Los Angeles Superior Court to become a temporary conservator overseeing her son's finances. In the petition, Cher states that her son, Elijah Blue Allman, has been struggling with mental health and substance abuse issues, which have made it difficult for him to manage his assets and potentially put his life at risk.
According to the petition, Elijah is entitled to regular payments from a trust fund. However, Cher expresses concerns that these funds may be immediately spent on drugs, leaving him with no assets to provide for himself. She believes that a court-ordered conservatorship is urgently needed to protect his well-being.
Elijah Allman, through his attorney, has stated that he is well and of sound mind and body. However, it is unclear whether he plans to oppose the petition or provide further comment on the matter.
Cher's petition explicitly seeks to keep control of Elijah's finances from his wife, Marieangela King, from whom he filed for divorce in 2021. Although they remain legally married, a filing from King in October mentioned that they had agreed to pause the divorce proceedings and work on their marriage, but she had not seen him in person for six months. Cher states that the couple's relationship has been marked by drug addiction and mental health crises, and she believes that King is not supportive of Elijah's recovery.
At this time, there has been no response from King's attorney or representatives for Cher regarding the petition.
Cher has two sons from her previous marriages, Chaz Bono and Elijah Allman, who is also known professionally as P. Exeter Blue. Conservatorships, also known as guardianships in some states, allow courts to grant control over a person's finances and life decisions to relatives or others when they are deemed unable to make such decisions for themselves.
The issue of conservatorships gained widespread attention through the highly publicized legal battle between Britney Spears and her father. What started as a temporary conservatorship over Spears' affairs turned into a years-long controversy.