Cheryl Walker, the mother of late actor Paul Walker, is filing for custody of his surviving daughter, Meadow Walker.

Paul Walker's Mom Wants Custody Of Meadow

On Tuesday, Cheryl Walker filed her petition to become 15-year-old Meadow Walker’s legal guardian. It’s been reported on multiple sites that a main reason why she’s seeking legal custody is due to Meadow's mother, Rebecca Soteros', alleged ongoing drinking problem. Cheryl claims she wants to protect her son’s multimillion-dollar estate, which was left in full to Meadow.

In Walker’s will, in which Meadow was listed as his sole beneficiary, he stated that he wanted his mother to be her “dedicated guardian.” Regardless of Soteros' drinking problem, the fact that she lived full-time in Hawaii made the provision sensible. Cheryl Walker resides in Los Angeles and had become an active party in helping the actor raise his daughter.

Hours before he died, Paul Walker had reportedly asked his mother to become Meadow’s legal guardian, according to TMZ. The busy actor had hired nannies to share in his parental duties, but had decided to ask his mother if she’d quit her nursing job in order to look after Meadow full-time. She had apparently agreed, so he’d begun contacting other family members to inform them.

Rebecca Soteros' Drinking Problem

Due to Soteros' alleged drinking problems – including a pair of DUIs – Walker had no intention of sending Meadow back to living with her mother. The drinking problem was apparently a point of contention between Paul Walker and Soteros for years, and the reason Meadow asked to come live with him in California, reported the New York Daily News.

Paul Walker died in a fiery car crash on Nov. 30, while a passenger in a Porsche Carrera GT driven by his close friend and business partner Roger Rodas. Rodas, who had been driving at speeds around 100 mph, died in the crash as well.

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