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.
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.