Bobby Brown is now the legal co-guardian of his comatose daughter, but a Georgia judge shot down his petition to control her personal finances.
After a hearing this week, Judge Jeryl Debra Rosh decided to split the guardianship between Brown and aunt Pat Houston and then appoint an unidentified third party as conservator.
“We are appreciative of the manner in which Judge Jeryl Debra Rosh handled this matter,” both sides said in a formal joint statement after the decision, according to WXIA-TV.
Meanwhile Pat Houston, who was Whitney Houston’s sister-in-law and manager, remains executor of the multimillion-dollar trust that the late “Bodyguard” star created with daughter Bobbi Kristina as her sole heir.
The trust has not yet paid Bobbi Kristina the vast majority of her inheritance due to age triggers in her mom’s will and other factors.
The only child of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown was found facedown and unresponsive in a bathtub at her Atlanta-area residence on Jan. 31.
Whitney Houston’s mom Cissy Houston reacted with a rare statement hours later saying that while her granddaughter had stabilized, she’s not expected to regain consciousness.
“I have just returned from visiting my granddaughter Bobbi Kristina in the hospital, and while she is no longer in a medically induced coma, she has a tracheotomy and according to the doctors she has global and irreversible brain damage and remains unresponsive,” Cissy said in the statement obtained by The News.
“Meeting with the doctors and understanding that she can live in this condition for a lifetime truly saddens me,” the Houston family matriarch said.