Cher's Request for Temporary Conservatorship Over Son Elijah Blue Allman Denied a Second Time

But the case is far from over as the judge will still consider a long-term conservatorship at a hearing in March.

Cher's quest to serve as a temporary conservator over her son has once again been denied in court.

According to The Associated Press, the judge rejected the singer's bid on Monday, saying a conservatorship over 47-year-old Elijah Blue Allman was not urgently needed. Cher has maintained her son needs a conservator because large payments from the trust established by his late farther, the musician Gregg Allman, were pending and that kind of money will put Allman in danger due to past mental health and substance abuse issues.

During a hearing Monday, the outlet reports Allman was in court with his attorneys. ET has independently confirmed that Cher attended the hearing via Zoom but did not speak during the proceedings. For the second time in her bid to establish a conservatorship over Allman, Cher has argued that having access to a large amount of money could lead him back down a dark path filled with drugs, and thus put his life in danger.

During a Jan. 5 hearing, the judge said she was not convinced and ruled a temporary conservatorship was not needed at this time. Cher's attorneys then made another bid, this time stating Cher did not seek to directly control her son's finances and that she would be happy to have a court-appointed fiduciary manage her son's money.

Allman's attorneys had previously argued that a conservatorship is not necessary. They had also argued Cher is "unfit to serve" as his conservator. In court documents, Allman acknowledged his addiction struggles, but he's now in treatment and, as a result, more than three months sober. 

If a conservatorship is needed, Allman stated in court documents, he'd prefer that role go to his wife, Marieangela King, whom he's no longer estranged from after he filed to dismiss his divorce case earlier this month.

"Given that I no longer have an active dissolution case, I believe that my wife would have priority to be appointed conservator, if necessary, but I do not need that either," Allman said in court documents (via USA Today). "Under no circumstances am I comfortable having my mom as my conservator even if that was necessary." 

While Cher's request for a conservatorship over her son was denied again in court, the issue is far from over. Per the Associated Press, the judge has said she will still consider a larger, long-term conservatorship at a hearing slated for March.