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Paul Walker's Mom

My Granddaughter's Mom's an Alcoholic

I Want Guardianship

3/19/2014 5:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Paul Walker
's mother just filed court documents asking for guardianship of Paul's 15-year-old daughter ... because the real mom has a serious drinking problem.

Cheryl Walker claims in her docs -- obtained by TMZ -- Meadow and her mom, Rebecca Soteros, are already living with her but Rebecca can't care for her daughter because of her alcoholism.

As we previously reported ... Rebecca has 2 DUIs -- one in 2003 and another last year.  We're told Meadow moved from Hawaii -- where Rebecca lived -- to live with Paul 3 years before he died because of her mom's problems with alcohol.

Cheryl says she's more than qualified -- she's raised 4 kids, she's a registered nurse and is a loving person.

Paul had said in his will he wanted his mom to be Meadow's guardian ... so this is clearly in line with what he wanted.

One other note ... the legal docs say Paul's estate is worth $16 MILLION ... a lot less than previously filed legal docs estimating his worth at around $25 mil.

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46.

Jacob    

Meadow's mother, Paul's mother, no matter who takes custody, I just hope the judge keeps a close eye on the money.

218 days ago
47.

Diana    

Since when does someone get to will away a parent's rights? If this is allowed to stand, it will be a really bad precedent. The woman was good enough to make a baby with, but not good enough to raise one? What a creep. And grandma is just greedy.

218 days ago
48.

jjgg5    

She wants to take a child away from her mother? Obviously, her son never wanted to have done this. Grandma wants the money. Pathetic.

218 days ago
49.

ccc    

Who gets custody gets control of the money.

218 days ago
50.

Cookie35    

Let's see of grandma is real... The court give her meadow, then have someone else control her expenses, then let's see who wants meadow! (Not being mean) just the grandma seems like she wants to take it all...

218 days ago
51.

elm    

So the kid's parents both had driving issues. At least one is still alive and didn't recklessly and negligently kill themselves by mistake.

218 days ago
52.

CremeBrulee    

Was her conception a baby mama trap or was it planned? I know most TMZ posters ththink PW is God, but it appears he was a fan of bad life choices.

218 days ago
53.

Leonard Pollack    

Most of Hollywood is full of addicts of either alcohol or drugs. So what's new.

218 days ago
54.

Melissa    

Guess what people? The daughter is of legal age to decide where she wants to live. So all these comments about her mother having to be the one to raise her means crap. If the daughter decides she wants to stay with her grandmother she can. Like I said she is of legal age to make that decision.

218 days ago
55.

Jessi    

It's funny seeing some people say it's about the money. Far from it actually. If these people really knew anything, then they'd know that Paul gave his family money over the years and even paid for his nieces and nephews' future college educations.

Cheryl is not hurting for money. She lives very comfortably, but hey, believing the negative crap is better I suppose.

218 days ago
56.

Madelaine J    

I think Paul would be sad this is being made so public. I hope it is solved quickly and to the best interest of the daughter.

218 days ago
57.

Jeannie    

40% estate taxes is really unfair as the original amount is net which has already been taxed. It's also quite reasonable for the grandmother to keep guardianship as meadow lives with her and has been for the past few years when Paul was away shooting.

218 days ago
58.

Fugitive351    

I agree that for some reason or another we manage to honor celebs that O.D or act wreckless..... but the bottom line here is that the mother couldn't handle their kid appropriately from the gidde up, so....... I think G-Ma should take care of the situation........ THAT AINT ABOUT MONEY..... its whats best for the kid, not to say as soon as she turns 17 that dont sue G-Ma for own parental rights and the cash..... So Hollywood Gos!!!!!

218 days ago
59.

shakedoggy    

pawl was an alcoolic as well witch greatly contributid 2 his dearth.

218 days ago
60.

carymom    

Has anyone asked the daughter what she wants?? She is old enough to make her own decisions!!

218 days ago
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