Financial guardian sought for Calif. octuplets

July 27, 2009 11:55:32 AM PDT
Child actor advocates want an Orange County court to appoint a guardian to oversee the estate of Nadya Suleman's octuplets.

The move comes as a reality show is slated to start filming Suleman and her 14 children, all under age 8, on Sept. 1.

At a hearing Monday, a judge is expected to hear a petition filed by lawyer Gloria Allred on behalf of Paul Petersen, a former Disney Mouseketeer who heads the group A Minor Consideration.

Petersen says he wants a guardian to ensure labor laws are followed and money the babies earn is kept safe.

Suleman's lawyer has said previously the family has hired an entertainment lawyer and established a trust for the children.

The world's longest-surviving octuplets, six boys and two girls, were born Jan. 26.

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