SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A California appeals court has ruled in favor of octuplets mother Nadya Suleman, denying a call for an independent guardian to monitor her children’s finances.
In an opinion filed Friday, the 4th District Court of Appeal in Santa Ana called the petition an “unprecedented, meritless effort by a stranger” and directed an Orange County probate court to vacate its order for an investigation into the family’s finances.
Paul Petersen, an advocate for children in the entertainment industry, argued that Suleman’s children were vulnerable and that an independent guardian should be appointed to look after their financial interests.
The appeals court said the probate judge erred because Petersen failed to show that Suleman was engaging in financial misconduct.
Information from: Los Angeles Times, http://www.latimes.com