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Dad wants to pick conservators for Lindsay Lohan

By Alan Duke, CNN
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STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Lohan's dad said he's filing for conservatorship to beat her mom to the punch
  • A judge could name two people to oversee the actress' money and lifestyle
  • Lindsay Lohan checked into substance abuse rehab on Monday

Los Angeles, California (CNN) -- Lindsay Lohan checked into substance abuse rehab this week, but her parents appear ready to fight over who will rehabilitate the actress' finances and social life.

Michael Lohan will meet with a lawyer Thursday to prepare to ask a Los Angeles judge to place his 24-year-old daughter under the supervision of two conservators.

The actress' father said he wanted to file conservatorship papers before his ex-wife, Dina Lohan, and his daughter's manager, Lou Taylor, file their own request to be appointed as conservators.

"Since Dina and Lou are going to try to be co-conservators, I had a choice of fighting it or petitioning for the purpose of appointing two conservators who don't have an interest in Lindsay's money, but rather her as a person and human being," Michael Lohan said.

Dina Lohan and Lou Taylor did not respond to CNN requests for comment.

Michael Lohan planned to meet with two people "who have nothing to do with Lindsay, me or Dina" about taking on the conservatorship roles.

One conservator would oversee her finances, while the other would control other aspects of her life, including what she eats and wears, where she lives and the people with whom she socializes.

"I just want Lindsay's life and career to be guided by people who are in it with their hearts, not their hands," Michael Lohan said.

Lindsay Lohan checked herself into a Southern California substance abuse rehab facility Monday, three days after a judge ordered her to jail without bail in the wake of a failed drug test. She spent just 14 hours in jail because another judge allowed her to post a bond Friday evening.

She spent 23 days in a court-ordered rehab program at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center last month, following 13 days in a Los Angeles County jail.

"Substance abuse is a disease, which unfortunately doesn't go away over night," Lohan wrote in a September 17 Twitter message. "I am working hard to overcome it and am taking positive steps."

Lohan was arrested twice in 2007 on charges of driving under the influence, and in the second incident, she was charged with cocaine possession.

The first arrest came after Lohan lost control of her Mercedes-Benz convertible and struck a curb in Beverly Hills, California.

Just two weeks after checking out of a Malibu, California, drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility, she was arrested again in July 2007 after a woman called Santa Monica, California, police, saying Lohan was trying to run her down with a car.

Lohan's acting career, which started at age 10 on a soap opera, took off on the big screen a year later, when she played identical twins in Disney's remake of "The Parent Trap."

CNN's Marc Balinsky and Brittany Kaplan contributed to this report.

 
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