12/23/2009 AT 3:10 PM ET
Frances Bean Cobain is protected against her mother Courtney Love by a temporary restraining order – but why?
Although attorneys have revealed few details in the case, court documents released Wednesday speak generally of “personal problems in the family” and more specifically of “domestic violence.”
There’s no elaboration, and these disclosures came in a motion to seal documents in the case in which the court has stripped Love of legal control of her 17-year-old daughter with the late Kurt Cobain and appointed the teen’s grandmother and aunt as temporary guardians.
Since the case was made public, Love, 45, has posted a number of bizarre and rambling messages on her Facebook page, but her attorney has insisted the singer has not suffered a drug relapse and that the case “is simply about Frances preferring to live with her grandmother.”
According to the new court papers, lawyers for the guardians – Cobain’s mother Wendy O’Connor and his sister Kimberly Dawn Cobain – argue the case should proceed in private to protect Frances.
“The merits of this motion cannot be fully argued here without disclosing the contents of the documents to be sealed,” the papers say.