Colin Farrell and his ex Kim Bordenave filed for a conservatorship of their 17-year-old son.
The actor, 44, and the mannequin, 49, submitted the paperwork on Monday to request to have the ability to legally handle their son James Farrell’s wants as soon as he turns 18, per courtroom paperwork obtained by Web page Six on Wednesday. James will have fun his birthday on Sept. 12.
James has Angelman syndrome, “a genetic dysfunction which causes developmental delays and disabilities and impacts the nervous system,” in response to the courtroom papers.
The paperwork notice that James is “nonverbal, has points with his fantastic motor abilities and can’t present for his personal well being and well-being.”
Because of this, Farrell and Bordenave requested the courtroom for energy to entry James’ confidential data, to have the ability to grant or withhold medical consent and to make selections about their son’s relationships on his behalf.
Whereas the paperwork notes that James “lacks the capability to precise his choice over who he would wish to function his conservator(s),” it’s understood that “he would select [his parents] as co-conservators.”
Farrell and Bordenave are as a result of seem in courtroom on Sept. 27 for a listening to. James’ physician submitted a kind to the courtroom stating that the teenager is unable to attend hearings for the foreseeable future as a result of of his medical situation.
Farrell has detailed his son’s prognosis earlier than, together with throughout a 2017 interview on the “Right now” present.
“The struggles of a baby with particular wants could be so brutal that they’ll tear on the very material of your coronary heart, however the love shared and the pure power and heroism noticed is the needle and thread that mends all tears,” he mentioned on the time.
The “In Bruges” star additionally has an 11-year-old son, Henry, with ex Alicja Bachleda-Curuś.