The Florida case burst into the media with allegations that Goodman was intending to adopt his girlfriend not to create a parent-child relationship but rather to permit her to receive one-third of a trust fund immediately since she is over 35. The trust funds for Goodman’s two children reportedly contain more than $200 million.
One year later, we update you on this case. In March a Florida court revoked the adoption of Goodman’s girlfriend saying it was simply a scheme to obtain millions of dollars to assist in his legal fees.
The money in question is in a trust that was arranged for Goodman’s children and former wife. Goodman was found guilty of DUI manslaughter, vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of his 2010 traffic accident in which a 23-year-old was killed in 2012. He was granted a new trial on May 3, 2013.
While adult adoptions are legal, they are meant to provide the same security that child adoption is… establishing a healthy, legal parent-child relationship.
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