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Paul Walker

Will Had BIG Mistake

But In Death It All Works Out

2/5/2014 11:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Paul Walker's will was poorly drafted ... making it SEEM like he wanted his mom to wrestle parental control of his daughter from his baby mama--  yet in a strange twist of events, the will now reflects exactly what Paul would have wanted.

Paul's will was drafted back in 2001 ... and it makes his mother Cheryl the legal guardian of Meadow. It reeks of a family feud because there's no mention of Meadow's mother Rebecca Soteros.  

The guardianship clause doesn't make sense ... because at the time the will was drafted Meadow lived with her mom in Hawaii .... and sources close to Paul say he was happy with the arrangement when he signed the will

Now the twist of fate.  Three years ago Meadow moved to Southern California to live with her dad and Rebecca stayed in Hawaii.  Meadow wants to continue living in So. Cal. and Rebecca is fine with it ... she will continue to live in the Aloha state.

So now it makes complete sense for Paul's mom Cheryl to become the guardian of Meadow. 

As TMZ first reported ... Paul's father -- executor of the will -- has petitioned the court to make Paul's mom guardian of Meadow.   Cheryl will also be the trustee of Paul's $25 million estate -- which will eventually go outright to Meadow.

So ... Father did know best.

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BLUE UGLY 💩    

He left everything to me

70 days ago
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Ih8Taxes    

So her mother stays in Hawaii? No way I would want to be separated from my daughter while just a child. Not even in Hawaii.

70 days ago
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PureRadiance    

So it's all goooooooood!

70 days ago
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zombie    

As usual, TMZ trying to make a scandal out of nothing.

70 days ago
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HngBlkBtm    

It's all good. Meadow is a beautiful child and if his parents raise her to be like Paul she will be highly loved and respected by all.

70 days ago
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Clytemnestra     

It makes sense to me and Paul obviously had faith in his parents to do right by his daughter. I'll make you a bet there will be no squabbling in court over the will or the estate. Paul seemed to be a straight arrow guy...a seeming rarity in Hollywood. It makes his death that much more tragic.

70 days ago
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Kenneth R    

Wow, happy mother and daughter got it worked out, but what about his girl friend he started dating when she was 16. Are there any common law entitlement to see that she too is taken care of. I wonder if she will get anything

70 days ago
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AlwaysAskQuestions    

She should be suspicious of when and WHO added that mystery clause. If his will was left in the hands of his dad or in his home, safety deposit, with a friend, etc. and was not kept by an attorney, any illegal change could have been made by the mom and dad and hard to prove.

70 days ago
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Misfitttt    

A down to earth whokesome family who arent about greed and want the best for his daughter.. Respect!

70 days ago
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INTHEZONE    

i told you so

70 days ago
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Jim    

But WAIT, TMZ... Yesterday you were saying the family was going to "feud"... Great reporting! NOT!

70 days ago
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greeneyedjeepgirl    

Who wrote this a 5 year old?!?!?! That "lawyer" needs to learn how to spell.

70 days ago
13.

static    

That's what happens when you use Legal Zoom instead of a real lawyer.

70 days ago
14.

ShanesGirl    

I wonder how much Phillip Seymour Hoffman was worth considering he frittered away money on a drug habit? TMZ...can u find that out somehow?

70 days ago
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SouthernDude    

Yip Pretty Boy was a Child molester....34 an she was 16....she should sue his estate

70 days ago
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