Bobbi Kristina Inheritance: Too Much, Too Soon?

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Bobbi Kristina Brown may soon be a very rich young woman.

But not if her family has anything to say about it.

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Following the death of her mother, Whitney Houston, this teenager stands to inherit around $20 million. Time to party it up with boyfriend Nick Gordon, right?

Not so fast.

According to TMZ, Cissy Houston and Pat Houston - Whitney's mother and sister-in-law - have filed a request to modify the late singer's will because they don't believe Bobbi should receive the entire estate at once.

Sources quote the relatives as believing such an influx of money would be "too much, too soon" for Bobbi, who has battle substance abuse problems over the years.

The family wants to "protect [Bobbi Kristina] from herself," says an insider, as the legal documents assert this 19-year old "is a highly visible target for those who would exert undue influence over her inheritance."

As Whitney Houston's sole heir, Bobbi will take in 10% of her mother's fortune when she turns 21; around 10% more when she turns 25; and the rest at 30.

It's unclear at the moment how Cissy and Pat's plan would alter this arrangement.

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