Colin Farrell has filed for conservatorship of his 17-year-old son, James Farrell, who has been diagnosed with Angelman Syndrome.
According to the court petition obtained by E! News, Colin and model Kim Bordenave, who is James’ mother, are requesting to be co-conservators of his person in a limited conservatorship. The legal arrangement allows the conservators to manage the personal needs, including medical decisions, of someone who is unable to care for themselves.
The petition, dated Monday, May 10, explains that James has Angelman Syndrome, described in the document as “a genetic disorder which causes developmental delays and disabilities and affects the nervous system.”
The Batman actor’s legal team notes that James “is nonverbal and has issues with his fine motor skills, making him unable to properly care for his own physical health and well-being and requiring him to need assistance in preparing food, eating, bathing, and clothing himself.”
Therefore, Colin and Kim are seeking the power to decide where James lives, access confidential records, withhold or grant marriage, withhold or grant medical consent, make decisions about his education and control his social or sexual relationships.