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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

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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Has anyone asked the daughter what she wants?? She is old enough to make her own decisions!! It isn't about the grandmother or the mom!!

162 days ago


Who the hell are any of you to judge his mother ...he named her guardian of his daughter for a reason and she came to live with him her mother obviously didn't put up a fight over the years but now that she will inherit his money she wants to play the part

162 days ago


Paul Walker's daughter got the entire estate even if it's only worth $16 million which is shocking considering how many movies Walker made. The Fast & Furious collection had to have been worth at least $5 million a movie to him. Anyway I'm sure controlling the money is the whole motivator.

162 days ago


I've never understood why wills can be contested. The whole purpose of a will is fulfilling the final wishes. What's their purpose if the courts can modify someone's last wishes at random?

162 days ago


His daughter is 15 years old. She should be the one who makes the decision.

162 days ago


may i raise her?

162 days ago


It's always about the money.

162 days ago


This is one of those time when it may not Just be about the $. The mother is a repeat DUI offender, the child chose to live with dad at the age of 12 - not normally the age a child changes custodial parent without reason. The grandmother has both of them living with her, she is just seeking legal control, she's not ostracized the mother from the child. Lastly, it was what dad wanted. Wonder if mom has countered?

162 days ago


I had a sister in law who was a registered nurse and two children. She drank herself to death. The mother is fooling herself.

162 days ago


good job grandma rip paul walker

162 days ago


I really feel bad for Meadow's mom. She was only about 15/16 when Paul and she got pregnant. Of course she has issues. She was technically raped. They never married and Paul wanted nothing to do with the baby for years until he became rich & famous from what I read. I mean... she needs to get help for herself and for her daughter. Meadow seems like a sweet girl. I wish her lots of happiness and a bright future. I hope Paul's mom can get custody of her, but they need to help Rebecca out also.

162 days ago


Maybe Paul's 16 year old girlfriend can take custody.

162 days ago


you look beautiful

162 days ago

William Foresman    

Yeah, slander mom to get the money and the child

162 days ago


IWG = I Want Grandchild = I Want Gelt (Yiddish word for money)

162 days ago
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