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Vanessa Bryant wants to sort Kobe Bryant’s trust urgently amid coronavirus setbacks

Vanessa Bryant has reportedly asked the court for help to get Kobe Bryant’s affairs in order after his death, due to the coronavirus outbreak holding things up.

She has been trying to sort Kobe’s trust so it includes their baby daughter Capri, but the court closures caused by the pandemic are allegedly holding things up. 

According to TMZ, Vanessa filed legal documents asking a judge to appoint a guardian ad litem for her daughters Bianka and Natalia as well as another for Capri. 

This is a routine requirement to be able to modify Kobe’s trust to include Capri, and the guardians are appointed by a judge to represent the independent interests of the children. 

The process was already underway but Vanessa has reportedly asked for it to be dealt with urgently as ‘due to court closures caused by the global pandemic’ it may not be possible to sort it for the foreseeable future if the courts close.

Capri, who is now nine months old, was born after Kobe last amended the trust, and he hadn’t yet changed it to include her when he was killed in a helicopter crash alongside his daughter Gianna in January.

Vanessa Bryant posts a family photo and tribute to Kobe and her daughter Gianna My girls and I want to thank the millions of people who?ve shown support and love during this horrific time. Thank you for all the prayers. We definitely need them. We are completely devastated by the sudden loss of my adoring husband, Kobe ? the amazing father of our children; and my beautiful, sweet Gianna ? a loving, thoughtful, and wonderful daughter, and amazing sister to Natalia, Bianka, and Capri. We are also devastated for the families who lost their loved ones on Sunday, and we share in their grief intimately. There aren?t enough words to describe our pain right now. I take comfort in knowing that Kobe and Gigi both knew that they were so deeply loved. We were so incredibly blessed to have them in our lives. I wish they were here with us forever. They were our beautiful blessings taken from us too soon. I?m not sure what our lives hold beyond today, and it?s impossible to imagine life without them. But we wake up each day, trying to keep pushing because Kobe, and our baby girl, Gigi, are shining on us to light the way. Our love for them is endless ? and that?s to say, immeasurable. I just wish I could hug them, kiss them and bless them. Have them here with us, forever. Thank you for sharing your joy, your grief and your support with us. We ask that you grant us the respect and privacy we will need to navigate this new reality. To honor our Team Mamba family, the Mamba Sports Foundation has set up the MambaOnThree Fund to help support the other families affected by this tragedy. To donate, please go to MambaOnThree.org. To further Kobe and Gianna?s legacy in youth sports, please visit MambaSportsFoundation.org. 29 Jan 2020 https://www.instagram.com/p/B77K8XWDY7O/

he pair and seven others were travelling in a helicopter which crashed near Calabasas, and there were no survivors of the tragedy.

According to documents obtained by TMZ Sports, Kobe had created the trust in 2003 to provide for Vanessa and his children, and had amended the trust each time one of their children was born, but they hadn’t yet included Capri when Kobe died.