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Octomom Prevails

January 10, 2010

A child actors’ advocacy group trying to have a guardian appointed to oversee the financial interests of octuplet mother Nadya Suleman was dealt another legal setback Friday when a state appeals court denied its request.

Suleman’s attorney Jeff Czech confirmed his client won her appeal to overturn a lower court’s ruling granting the appointment of a financial guardian.

“For now let me quote the court: This is an unprecedented, meritless effort by a stranger to a family to seek appointment of a guardian of the estates of the minor children,” Czech said.

Gloria Allred, who represents former child actor Paul Petersen, president of a Minor Consideration, which is seeking to become the financial guardian of Suleman’s 14 children, could not be immediately reached for comment.

Petersen’s organization wants to oversee the financial interests of the children because he believes Suleman has a conflict of interest regarding her contract with Eyeworks UK Group Ltd. that allows the octuplets and their six older siblings to be featured on a reality show.

Full Article and Source:
Octomom Prevails in Case Against Child Actor’s Group

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Octo-Guardianship?

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No Social Services Investigation for Nadya Suleman

August 28, 2009

A California appeals court has ruled that octuplets mom Nadya Suleman will not face an investigation by Child Protective Services.

Suleman’s attorney Jeff Czech says the Fourth District Court of Appeal ruled Wednesday to halt the investigation that was ordered by an Orange County Superior Court probate judge. The appeals court also ruled earlier this month that Suleman would not have to have a court-appointed guardian to oversee her children’s finances.

Paul Peterson, an advocate for the fair treatment of children in show business, had filed a petition requesting the appointment of an independent guardian. Suleman then filed a motion challenging his right to file the petition.

Czech says Suleman is relieved over the ruling.

Source:
No Social Services Investigation for Nadya Suleman

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Suleman Loses Court Battle

Suleman’s Hearing

A Day After Fox Show, Octuplet’s Mom Nadya Suleman in Court Over Money

Suleman Loses Court Battle

August 22, 2009
An Orange County judge ruled Friday that an advocacy group for child actors can move forward with its bid to get a guardian appointed to oversee the financial interests of Nadya Suleman’s children.

Superior Court Judge Gerald Johnston denied Suleman’s motion to dismiss the guardian petition submitted by former child actor Paul Petersen, president of A Minor Consideration.

Johnston did not comment on the merits of Petersen’s petition, but wrote that California law does not require someone to be an “interested person” or “enjoy any type of relationship with the minor or minors named in the petition.”

Johnston’s ruling states: “As the paramount concern in guardianships is the best interests of children, the Legislature has not restricted the class of individuals who may petition seeking to protect those interests.”

Full Article and Source:
Suleman Loses in Financial Guardian Ruling

More information:
Judge rules against “Octo-Mom” on child finances

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Suleman’s Hearing

Suleman’s Hearing

August 21, 2009
Octomom Nadya Suleman will try to convince a judge that a guardian isn’t needed to oversee the financial interests of her children.

Suleman filed a motion to dismiss an effort to appoint a guardian to oversee her children’s financial interests.

Orange County Superior Court Judge Gerald Johnston appointed lawyer Norbert Bunt to serve as guardian over the octuplets’ financial affairs. A state appellate court later stayed that decision, pending Thursday’s hearing.

Paul Petersen and Gloria Allred say Suleman has exploited her octuplets for financial gain. She has countered that the two are suing just to promote themselves.

Full Article and Source:
Octomom To Argue For Financial Oversight Of Kids

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A day after Fox show, octuplets’ mom Nadya Suleman in court over money

Constitution Applies to Famous People Too

August 13, 2009
Last week it was reported by the AP that Petersen/Allred’s case which was successful in the OC county superior court appointing a guardian ad litem had been overturned. Reuters and others jumped on the bandwagon to say it was only a temporary stay because her case to be heard on the 20th to dismiss the case altogether had not occurred yet.Well, turns out neither got it totally right.

The appeals court ruled that Suleman’s Constitutional rights had been violated. AND, here’s the most interesting part: On the 27th Petersen admitted he didn’t have the evidence needed to have the court appoint a fiduciary guardian at the time, which is the reason why they changed their request to have a GAL appointed to do the work they THOUGHT needed to be done.

What were their thoughts based on? INTERNET ARTICLES. Yes, you read correctly.

Paul Petersen with Gloria Allred in tow filed a petition to have a guardian appointed over the octuplets solely due to the “evidence” they had garnered off the Internet. They didn’t even take the time to obtain the authenticated contracts or “evidence”. Apparently they went in there (as the appeals judge wrote) thinking they needed to be listened to because they had “evidence” and the court just better listen to them.

Here is an article in layman’s terms:
http://www.metnews.com/articles/2009/8mom081209.htm

Here is the actual appeals court ruling:
http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/opinions/nonpub/G042399.PDF

Hows that for an appeals court ruling concerning a prominent case being handled by “the most famous female attorney in the country”? (per her own bio on her own website)

Yes folks, our Constitution applies even to those who the gossip outlets, the Internet, and even Gloria Allred and Paul Petersen have attempted to lynch.

Glory be to our Constitution.

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Is Hammond or Isn’t He?

Appeals Court Sides With Octomom

August 8, 2009
An appeals court has sided with octuplets’ mother Nadya Suleman in her legal battle with a former child star over whether Suleman’s 14 children should have an independent guardian to protect their finances.

The 4th District Court of Appeal stayed a lower court ruling siding with former Disney Mouseketeer Paul Petersen, who had taken Suleman to court over the issue. Last month, an Orange County judge agreed to appoint a guardian to examine the finances of the children.

Petersen, who is now an advocate for children in the entertainment industry, had alleged that video shot of Suleman’s children violates a law aimed at protecting child entertainers from overwork. The suit seeks to create an independent trust for the children. Suleman said there was no need for a guardian.

Full Article and Source:
Octuplets’ mother wins child labor case on appeal

More information:
Appeals court overturns Suleman octuplets guardian

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Guardianship – Nadya Suleman

Is Hammond or Isn’t He?

August 1, 2009
Conflicting reports by KFOX TV:

Famed Hollywood Attorney Gloria Allred wanted El Paso attorney Terry Hammond to serve as guardian for Nadya Suleman’s eight children.

“Monday in an Orange County, Calif., courtroom, a hearing was held granting Hammond guardianship of the children.”

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Judge Appoints El Paso Attorney As Financial Guardian Of Nadya Suleman’s Octuplets

Attorney Terry Hammond, who’s also executive director of the National Guardianship Association, has been nominated to serve as a financial guardian for Nadya Suleman’s eight babies.

“Hammond has not been appointed to that role by the judge in the case.”

Monday, the judge appointed a separate independent counsel to look into the children’s financial interests before deciding whether to appoint a permanent guardian something Suleman’s attorneys said is not needed.

Source:
El Paso Attorney Nominated As Octomom’s Financial Advisor

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Judge Appoints Financial Guardian

Hammond To Serve As Guardian

Allred Nominates NGA Director

>Is Hammond or Isn’t He?

August 1, 2009

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Conflicting reports by KFOX TV:

Famed Hollywood Attorney Gloria Allred wanted El Paso attorney Terry Hammond to serve as guardian for Nadya Suleman’s eight children.

“Monday in an Orange County, Calif., courtroom, a hearing was held granting Hammond guardianship of the children.”

Source:
Judge Appoints El Paso Attorney As Financial Guardian Of Nadya Suleman’s Octuplets

Attorney Terry Hammond, who’s also executive director of the National Guardianship Association, has been nominated to serve as a financial guardian for Nadya Suleman’s eight babies.

“Hammond has not been appointed to that role by the judge in the case.”

Monday, the judge appointed a separate independent counsel to look into the children’s financial interests before deciding whether to appoint a permanent guardian something Suleman’s attorneys said is not needed.

Source:
El Paso Attorney Nominated As Octomom’s Financial Advisor

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Judge Appoints Financial Guardian

Hammond To Serve As Guardian

Allred Nominates NGA Director

Judge Considering Permanent Guardian

July 31, 2009
Nadya “Octomom” Suleman signed a contract in May with production company Eyeworks for her family to star in a reality show. Production on the show has begun, but Suleman’s 14 children are currently being kept off camera while work permit issues are considered.

Meanwhile, an Orange County judge is considering whether a permanent financial guardian should be appointed to oversee the children’s earnings from the show (reportedly $250,000 over the next three years) and ensure that they are not exploited.

On Monday, a California judge appointed a lawyer to temporarily oversee the estate of the octuplets.

Suleman’s lawyer said a hearing on guardianship is scheduled for Aug. 31 and that Suleman has a motion to dismiss the guardianship order set to be heard on Aug. 20“The appointment of a guardian most assuredly will affect the ability of Nadya to contract with a production company.”

Full Article and Source:
‘Octomom’ Nadya Suleman’s upcoming reality show now in production, lawyer says

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Suleman Guardianship

>Judge Considering Permanent Guardian

July 31, 2009

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Nadya “Octomom” Suleman signed a contract in May with production company Eyeworks for her family to star in a reality show. Production on the show has begun, but Suleman’s 14 children are currently being kept off camera while work permit issues are considered.

Meanwhile, an Orange County judge is considering whether a permanent financial guardian should be appointed to oversee the children’s earnings from the show (reportedly $250,000 over the next three years) and ensure that they are not exploited.

On Monday, a California judge appointed a lawyer to temporarily oversee the estate of the octuplets.

Suleman’s lawyer said a hearing on guardianship is scheduled for Aug. 31 and that Suleman has a motion to dismiss the guardianship order set to be heard on Aug. 20“The appointment of a guardian most assuredly will affect the ability of Nadya to contract with a production company.”

Full Article and Source:
‘Octomom’ Nadya Suleman’s upcoming reality show now in production, lawyer says

See also:
Suleman Guardianship