Casey Kasem: Judge Rejects Conservatorship


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Casey Kasem has been in the news a lot lately, not only for his battle with Parikinson's disease, but also for the battle between his wife and kids.

It was previously reported that Kasem's wife, Jean Kasem, was keeping his children away from him. Kasem's three eldest children, from a previous marriage, Mike, Julie, and Kerri, staged a protest outside of their father's Los Angeles home in October, hoping they would get through to Jean and she would allow them to visit.

“My dad is very sick, and we have been completely shut off from him for the last three months,” Kerri said last month. “There is no money issue here, we just want to see our dad. We love him, and everyone knows his kids and grandkids are a source of joy for him.”

Soon after the protest, Julie started seeking a temporary conservatorship for her father. However, as of Tuesday, the judged ruled against it. "He's receiving either good to excellent care," Superior Court Judge, Lesley C. Green, stated. "I find no good cause for a temporary conservatorship."

While Kasem's children are happy to hear that their father is being well taken care of, they are still trying to pursue some kind of arraignment where they can visit their father...hopefully in time for the holidays.

"We're not looking to provide a piecemeal solution, we're looking to bring peace to this matter," said Jean's attorney Marshall Grossman. Kasem has voiced that he would like to see his children, therefore the attorneys are working to find the best possible solution for all parties.

"As my clients haven't had the opportunity to see their father for some months now, they were happy to learn through investigation of the court appointed expert and the probate investigator that their father was being physically well taken care of," said Julie's lawyer, Andrew Katzenstein. He continued, "Also they were happy that the judge focused her attention on the important issue of visitation. Mr. Kasem has a long strong and loving relationship with his adult children and we are continuing to try and reach resolution with the other side so visits can begin again."

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