Nevada fans of the late Whitney Houston or Bobby Brown are most likely aware that their daughter, Bobbi Kristina, was found in the bathtub at her home in January. She was unresponsive and remained hospitalized until sometime in March when she was moved to a rehabilitation center. The 22-year-old’s grandmother says that she suffered irreversible brain damage in the incident. Due to her medical status, her father filed a petition for guardianship of his daughter on April 24.
Recently, the court ordered that Brown and Houston’s sister-in-law, Pat Houston, will serve as co-guardians of Bobbi Kristina and will handle her medical needs and care together. Time in court that day was well spent since the two were able to work out an agreement regarding the co-guardianship. An attorney was appointed as her conservator to handle her financial affairs. The attorney is also responsible for her assets, any legal claims and her likeness.
At this point, it is not known whether Bobbi Kristina can make a full recovery. Therefore, she may always need someone to care for her. Many parents in Nevada would gladly make that sacrifice for their children as well.
Taking care of an adult child who does not have the capacity to make decisions regarding his or her finances or medical care is a labor of love for many parents. Establishing a guardianship allows parents to obtain sensitive information from medical providers, creditors and lenders, if any, as needed. This information can then be used to make the best choices possible on behalf of their child.
Source: ABC News, “Bobby Brown Granted Co-Guardianship of Bobbi Kristina“, Lesley Messer, May 8, 2015