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Courtney Love

Loses Legal Control

of Daughter

12/14/2009 4:26 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Courtney Love no longer has legal control of her daughter. TMZ has learned a legal guardian has been appointed to care for 17-year-old Frances Bean Cobain.

Courtney Love Loses Legal Control of Daughter
Guardianships of this nature are frequently established when the parent is not capable of taking care of their children.

The guardians appointed by the court are Wendy O'Connor, Kurt Cobain's mom, and Kimberly Dawn Cobain, Kurt's sister.

The guardianship was established on Friday. Courtney Love was not in court.

The guardianship is for both Frances Bean personally and her financial well-being.

The guardians do not have power over the trust established after Kurt Cobain's death.

The guardianship was established after a fairly long period of unstable conduct by Courtney Love. The court proceedings, however, are sealed.

UPDATE: TMZ just spoke with Courtney's friend and lawyer, Keith Fink, who says, "Courtney wants to say she loves her daughter and she's the most important thing in her life." As for the guardianship, Fink says Courtney knows her grandma will take care of Frances Bean.

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1.

bronco    

the queen of the golddigging HOs - this one a killer. FIRST!

1740 days ago
2.

Dave    

What a Fnck Up!
Crackhead.

1740 days ago
3.

Jennifer Bouldack    

Ummm, Frances is 17. Isn't that like closing the barn door after the horses get out?

1740 days ago
4.

Steve    

Some people shouldn't be allowed to procreate...

1740 days ago
5.

UGGGGHHH    

COURTNEY CAN'T TAKE CARE IF HERSELF NEVER MIND HER CHILD. THE CHILD NOW IN GOOD HANDS WITH GRAMMY...

1740 days ago
6.

timmsa    

not sure when she will be 18 but once that happens then she will be in control of her own well being and her finances.
this was a waste of time and money.

1740 days ago
7.

UGGGGHHH    

ment to say she can't take care of herself

1740 days ago
8.

Jen    

Wow....it only took 17 years now. Great job on the part of DCF, etc.

Why wait so long? Through Courtney's drug problems, her assaults on people, her online ramblings where she can't even type a coherent sentence?

1740 days ago
9.

Yolanda Nixon    

Kurt's mother has mental problems and his sister is a lesbian. I guess they are better candidates than Courtney though...

1740 days ago
10.

Bonnie    

Missing from this report? The wishes of the teenager. This is part of the problem. See http://www.ElkinsTaskForce.org. Way too many so-called, "Guardians" are charging huge fees to the County or a trust, (Better if it's a trust) and the individual "guarded" is kept muzzled. But it's great for those in the industry. P.S. It's also out of control for elder care, too.

But am not commenting on Courtney Love's case specifically as am unaware of the specifics. Like most posters. However, the problem of legal gouging is known to many. Read California Lawyer's "Guardians for Profit." The judge bought the home of a women who was being "guarded."

1740 days ago
11.

Whamo    

ley of6 Courtny, she a purfxtly Ok Mowm>?*&%$@#

1740 days ago
12.

bjb    

Yo Harvey...the docs won't download!

1740 days ago
13.

.:Loki 4Ever:.    

I can't help it, I still love Courtney Love and Hole :)

1740 days ago
14.

Walter    

Courtney is the one who needs a guardian. Her daughter has it all together. The daughter should apply for emancipation.

1740 days ago
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SANTAFEJACK    

It just boggles the mind that an addict of such long-standing as Courtney Love has been "responsible" for the upbringing of a child. I agree that getting a guardian at 17 seems grossly late in the game, but suspect that Mom has been behaving even worse than usual. And the powers that be decided they just couldn't let things go on another day. Hopefully, the daughter is not too screwed up, and that the trust has sufficient funds for her to get therapy.

1740 days ago
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