Legendary comedian Carol Burnett is asking the court to allow her to raise her grandson due to her daughter’s substance abuse issues.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Carol and her husband Brian Miller have filed a petition for the appointment of a temporary guardian.
Carol is asking the court to grant her guardianship of her 13-year-old grandson. The actress wants to be able to provide him with temporary care, maintenance and support.
Dylan is the son of Carol’s daughter Erin Hamilton. The comedian says, “Throughout her adult life, and since Dylan’s birth, Erin has suffered from severe substance abuse and addiction issues. In the past 19 years, Erin has been in and out of rehabilitation centers and has been institutionalized a total of eight times for a minimum of 30 days each time.”
Carol says her daughter recently threatened to take her own life. Back in July, her family called LAPD to complete a wellness check on her.
The document states, “the LAPD placed Erin on a 51/50 hold for suicidality and drug use. Petitioners and Proposed Co-Guardians, Carol Burnett (“Carol”) and Brian Miller (“Brian,” collectively “Proposed Co-Guardians”), are informed and believe that Erin was taken to Olive View-UCLA Medical Center and then subsequently transferred to Chino Hills Hospital for further treatment. She was released on July 24, 2020.”
Dylan’s father recently checked himself into rehab and is unable to provide for his son.
Further, “Dylan’s living environment has long been unstable, unpredictable, and unhealthy for a child. This culminated in a Department of Children and Family Services (“DCFS”) investigation and juvenile dependency proceedings in 2018 and 2019.”
Carol says she was able to find an excellent boarding school for her grandson. The comedian says he has excelled and maintained great grades while enrolled.
The filing reads, “By contrast, Proposed Co-Guardians consistently put Dylan’s interests first. Carol is Dylan’s maternal grandmother and Brian is Carol’s husband of nearly twenty years. Although Brian is not Dylan’s biological grandfather, he has known Dylan for Dylan’s entire life and loves him like his grandson. Proposed Co-Guardians have always had a close relationship with Dylan and they have financially supported him for the entirety of his life. This financial support includes providing for his medical insurance, dental insurance, educational needs, as well as his basic living and housing expenses.”
Carol is asking the court to grant her temporary guardianship to allow her to handle her grandson’s affairs.