Bobby Brown Files for Guardianship Over Bobbi Kristina Brown’s Estate: Report

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Bobby Brown reportedly filed for guardianship over his daughter Bobbi Kristina's estate as she remains in the hospital Paras Griffin/WireImage

Looking after his daughter in more ways than one. Bobby Brown has filed for guardianship over Bobbi Kristina Brown's estate, reports NBC affiliate 11Alive. The home is where Brown and the late Whitney Houston's child was found facedown and unconscious in a bathtub in January.

The new development comes just days after the R&B singer briefly left Bobbi Kristina's side to perform in Dallas on April 18. At the time, Brown said his daughter was "awake" and "no longer on life support," but later clarified his comments.

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Bobbi Kristina Brown Jim Spellman/WireImage

"Bobbi Kristina’s condition has changed since moving from Emory University Hospital and there has been improvement," Brown's lawyer Christopher Brown of Brown & Rosen LLC told Us Weekly in the statement. "Doctors have indicated that she will have a long life. However, Bobbi Kristina is presently embarking on a rehabilitation process and the quality of her life will not be known for years to come."

The singer added: "We thank everyone that supports Bobbi Kristina. And God is hearing our prayers."

Bobbi Kristina's maternal grandmother, however, recently said that there was "still not a great deal of hope" in her condition. "She's the same," Cissy Houston told WBLS FM 107.5. last month. "We've moved her to a place for rehabilitation. And you know, still not a great deal of hope. [We're] still praying."

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