Cher seeks conservatorship for son Elijah Blue Allman, citing severe substance abuse and mental health challenges in court documents.

Who is Elijah Blue Allman?

Elijah Blue Allman, a musician and the son of two music legends, Cher and Gregg Allman, got married to Marieangela King in December 2013. The couple is currently undergoing divorce proceedings.

Cher, the iconic singer, has filed for conservatorship over her son, Elijah Blue Allman, as revealed in court documents obtained by USA TODAY. The filing, submitted to the Los Angeles Superior Court, alleges that Elijah, the son of Cher and the late musician Gregg Allman, is “significantly incapable of handling his financial resources” due to severe mental health and substance abuse issues.

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According to the court documents, Cher expressed concerns that Elijah, entitled to distributions from a trust established by his late father, might misuse the funds, posing a risk to his life. Two of Elijah’s siblings have nominated Cher as the conservator.

The legal filing outlines Cher’s efforts to secure treatment for Elijah, emphasizing her dedication to his well-being. It also highlights the estranged relationship between Elijah and his wife, Marieangela King. Cher claims that King is unsupportive of Elijah’s recovery, actively hindering his efforts to seek help.

In response to the conservatorship petition, a hearing for a temporary order is scheduled for January 5, 2024, with a subsequent hearing for a permanent order set for March 6, 2024.

This legal move follows previous developments where Cher rejected allegations of orchestrating her son’s abduction. King had claimed that individuals hired by Cher took Elijah and cited concerns about his well-being.

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Cher’s recent legal actions underscore the complexities faced by families dealing with substance abuse and mental health crises. The legal proceedings aim to address Elijah’s welfare amidst ongoing challenges, emphasizing the gravity of the situation and the need for intervention.