A day after the broadcast of documentary in which she said she "screwed up," octomom Nadya Suleman will return to court.
Suleman is trying to convince an Orange County judge to dismiss an effort to appoint a guardian to oversee the financial interests of her children. Her attorney, Jeff Czech, is expected to argue that Paul Petersen, president of A Minor Consideration and a cast member of the old TV series "The Donna Reed Show," lacks legal standing in the case.
Petersen, who is represented by Los Angeles civil rights attorney Gloria Allred, wants an independent person appointed guardian because he believes Suleman has a conflict of interest regarding her contract with Eyeworks UK Group Ltd. in connection with a reality show.
The court appearance will come after FOX broadcast a documentary about Suleman's life since she gave birth. In the documentary, Suleman said, "I screwed up my life. I screwed up my kids' lives... What was I thinking?"
A Minor Consideration, which advocates for child actors, won the first round July 27 in Orange County Probate Court.
At the time, Orange County Superior Court Judge Gerald Johnston appointed lawyer Norbert Bunt to serve as guardian over the octuplets' financial affairs. But a state appellate court later stayed the decision, pending today's hearing.
Peterson and Allred say Suleman has exploited her octuplets for financial gain. She has countered that the two are suing just to promote themselves.
In addition to the octuplets she delivered in January, Suleman has six other children, who were also the product of in-vitro fertilization treatment. The 34-year-old Suleman and her 14 children live in La Habra.