December 15, 2009 11:11
Courtney Love loses custody of Frances Bean Cobain
17-year-old 'the most important thing in Love's life' according to singer's friends
Court papers published on US gossip website TMZ.com state that the 17-year-old is now being cared for by Kurt Cobain's mother Wendy O'Connor and his sister Kimberly Dawn Cobain.
The papers were filed by the Superior Court Of California on Friday (December 11). Under the order, O'Connor and Kimberley Dawn Cobain have been granted guardianship of Francis Bean on both a personal capacity and regarding her financial well-being.
However, the guardians do not have power over the trust fund established for Frances Bean after her father's death in 1994.
Love's friend and lawyer Keith Fink told TMZ.com that the singer knows O'Connor will take good care of her daughter.
"Courtney wants to say she loves her daughter and she's the most important thing in her life," Fink said.
Love previously lost custody of Frances Bean in 2003 after she was arrested on drug charges. She won custody back in 2005.
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