Rebecca Soteros Will Go to Rehab to Regain Custody of Her Daughter: Source

Paul Walker

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updated 03/31/2014 AT 12:40 PM ET

originally published 03/31/2014 AT 2:00 PM ET

An agreement over the guardianship of Paul Walker’s teenage daughter, Meadow Rain, has been reached pending Rebecca Soteros going to rehab, PEOPLE confirms.

A source tells PEOPLE that the 15-year-old, who has been staying with the late actor’s mother, Cheryl Walker, will live with her mother, Soteros, if she successfully completes a rehab program.

Both parties have agreed that Soteros will regain custody of Meadow – an arrangement that both mother and daughter want, the source says – following treatment for her issues with alcohol, which include two DUIs.

According to TMZ, Meadow – who has been living with her grandmother since August – will stay with the Walker family while Soteros is in rehab.

Speculation of a custody battle began to brew after Walker’s mother filed papers seeking to become the legal guardian of her granddaughter and the $25 million estate she inherited, following his death in a car crash in November.

TMZ and E! were the first to report the agreement.


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