A judge has ordered that Scott Weiland’s estate pay $4,000 a month to the children of the late rock star, who died in 2015.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Daniel Juarez on Monday granted a petition for a family allowance filed by Mary Weiland, the singer’s first wife and the mother of their boy, now 17 years old, and their girl, who is currently 15.
Each child will received the allowance until he or she turns 18. They each also will no longer receive payments if they die, become legally “emancipated” or the estate is terminated.
Court documents filed by Mary Weiland’s attorney state that the Weiland estate has a value of about $1.6 million with an average annual royalties income of almost $265,000.
The estate has a $645,5000 debt to City National Bank and is negotiating for a resolution of an unnamed “significant federal creditor” claim for $700,000, according to Mary Weiland’s court papers.
Weiland was the lead singer for Stone Temple Pilots and was also a member of Velvet Revolver. He was found dead on his tour bus of a drug overdose in December 2015 in Bloomington, Minnesota, before he and his band, the Wildabouts, were scheduled to perform. He was 48.