Whitney Houston's Family Asks Court to Modify Will to Protect Bobbi Kristina

Houston's mom and sister-in-law are concerned the 19-year-old is a "highly visible target for those who would exert undue influence over her inheritance"

Bobbi Kristina's family just wants what's best for her, even if it means altering her mother's will.

The daughter of the late Whitney Houston is the sole beneficiary of the singer's estate, but Houston's mother, Cissy, and sister-in-law/business manager, Marion, are concerned that the current rollout of her inheritance is not in her best interest. The two women filed a petition on Sept. 25, at the Fulton County Superior Court in Atlanta to change the payouts of the will in order to protect Kristina from those who may take advantage of her, E! News reports.

Cissy and Marion are executors of Houston's estate, and their petition asks to allow them to restructure the amounts of money Bobbi Kristina receives through her inheritance. Their concern is that the current distribution schedule would "defeat or substantially impair" the purpose of the trust, which according to E! is "providing her continued support and welfare."

The papers don't specify who exactly they are concerned will try to take advantage of Whitney's daughter, but they do say that the women believe the 19-year-old is a "highly visible target for those who would exert undue influence over her inheritance and/or to seek to benefit from [her] resources and celebrity." The current will, which was written in 1993 and has never been updated, stipulates that Bobbi Kristina will receive 10 percent of her inheritance at age 21, another one-sixth at age 25 and the full amount at age 30. And, according to Forbes, Houston's estate could be worth at least $20 million.

No hearing date has been scheduled at this time, but we hope that whatever decision is made is in Bobbi Kristina's best interest.

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