Kobe Bryant’s widow Vanessa pleads for quick action over multimillion trust as coronavirus sparks court closures – The Sun

KOBE BRYANT'S widow Vanessa has begged for quick action over her husbands multimillion-dollar trust as the coronavirus is closing courts.

Vanessa Bryant has reportedly filed legal documents asking a judge to appoint a guardian ad litem for her daughters Bianka and Natalia, with another for Capri.

The mom said "due to court closures caused by the global pandemic" there is uncertainty on how the court system will stay open and now counts this matter as urgent, TMZ reported.

It was also reported that a hearing is currently scheduled for next week to see if Vanessa's guardianship request will be approved.

This follows the news that Vanessa filed legal documents to add their nine-month-old daughter, Capri, to Kobe's trust.

The Blast reported that the 37-year-old mother insists it was always her late husband's intention to include the child, however, the trust had yet to be updated at the time of his unexpected death.

The last time the documents were modified was in 2017, shortly after the birth of the couple's third daughter, Bianka.

During the span of Kobe's illustrious 20-year career, the basket ball icon won five NBA championships and was an 18-time All-Star.

It is believed he was paid $323 million by the NBA, with sponsorship deals taking him into the $500 million territory.

According to the petition, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court Tuesday, Vanessa asked that the trust be amended so that it includes Capri, who was born after the document was last updated.

"The material purpose of the Trust is to provide a fund for Kobe's wife and daughters of Kobe and Vanessa for their support, care, and maintenance and, at the same time, to provide protection for the Trust's assets so that the assets will be available for the benefit of Kobe and Vanessa's daughters, equally, upon Vanessa's death," the document reads, as reported by The Blast.

As it stands now, Vanessa Bryant and her two daughters Natalia and Bianka can draw money from the trust.

But upon Vanessa Bryant's death, "the Bryant Trusts will be divided into two shares, not three," as Capri is not included.

TMZ reports that the request will likely be granted.

Capri is the youngest Bryant child after Natalia, 16, two-year-old Bianka, and the now deceased Gianna, 13.

The daughter, also known as Gigi, and her 44-year-old dad were both killed along with seven others when his helicopter crashed into a hillside in Calabasas, California, on January 26.

A report by the National Transportation Safety Board stated there weren't any signs of engine failure from the wreckage recovered from the crash site.

The pilot, Ara Zobayan, had nearly navigated the helicopter out of blinding clouds when it turned and plunged into the mountainside.

After the crash, Vanessa filed a wrongful death lawsuit, alleging that Zobayan was careless and negligent by flying in cloudy conditions and should have aborted the flight.

Bryant, who won five NBA championships, and was an 18-time All-Star, spent his entire 20-season career playing for the Los Angeles Lakers.

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