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Debbie Rowe --

She Gets Custody if She Wants

6/26/2009 12:52 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Debbie RoweDebbie Rowe is poised to take full custody of the two children she bore for Michael Jackson.

It has been widely reported Debbie Rowe gave up her parental rights to Paris and Michael Jr. That is not true.

During the custody fight that Rowe had with Jackson in 2005, she attempted to give up her parental rights, saying Michael was the greatest father ever. Retired Judge Stephen Lachs, who presided over the hearing, initially ruled her rights were terminated ... but then Lachs reversed his decision.

Here's what happened. We spoke with Lance Spiegel, the lawyer who repped Jackson at the time. Spiegel says under the law, the Department of Children and Family Services must conduct a parental fitness investigation before parental rights are terminated and that didn't happen with Rowe.

So Rowe has never given up any of her parental rights. As a result, under California law, Rowe is now presumed to be the person who will get custody. The only way Rowe can be denied custody is if a court determines it would be "detrimental to the children."


As for whether Rowe will ask for custody .... our sources say you can bet on it. We're told if Rowe gets custody she will get "a huge amount of child support from Jackson's estate."




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376.

Mz Brat MAytee    

he was an innocent man.

his close friend Uri Gellar hypnotised him and asked him if he did anything to those children and michael said no.
there is no way on this earth can you lie whilst in a trance.
all you horrible judgemental people need to keep your nasty opinions to yourselves because you are destroying michaels childrens lives.
if that was your children having to hear all those utterly disgusting stuff, you would be disgusted.

have some god damn respect and leave michael to rest in peace and let the family mourn and greive without the press interfering and printing horrific and untrue stories in the news papers.

to all the jackson family and michaels children, we in britain send our thoughts and prayers to you all.
michael was a very special person who touched our lives.

god rest his soul. xx

1854 days ago
377.

riley    

Debbie Rowe getting custody, no matter how much of a waste she is, would still be less traumatic that sentencing those poor kids to live with that crowd of freaks and losers that comprise the rest of the Jackson family.

1854 days ago
378.

pinkpixel    

I just read it was Macauly Caulkin's "duck butter" that was used to make Paris. The article said Mac refused to testify for Jackson unless the parentage of Jackson's kids was not brought up.

1854 days ago
379.

Per    

Janet should get the kids and keep the nanny! That sounds like the most reasonable solution to this!

1854 days ago
380.

Tia    

She couldn't be any worse than any of the Jackson's, it would be just awful if the kids were to live with Michael's father or any of that loony bunch.

1854 days ago
381.

j    

The Mother has not been involved with these children... She was a paid incubator. That does not constitute a "mother" in my eyes. Lets pray that these children find some peace and happiness and some normalcy. My heart goes out to them!

1854 days ago
382.

wirhol    

ok,.........

Just as long as the children are looked after, are happy and get to keep the happy memories of their Father that is all that matters....

do no speak ill of the dead, it WILL bite you on the bum!

love and peace

x

1854 days ago
383.

who gives a shit    

I think Debbie was in it for the money when she had them. She is their bio mom and she has to be better than Joe Jackson getting his hands on them. And "blanket" who the hell names their child blanket? Feel sorry for these kids but with Debbie they will get a more nomal (whatever that is anymore) upbringing. They won't have to wear masks all the time! Sad, very sad!!

1854 days ago
384.

Per    

Janet should get the kids. Her or one of the siblings.

And KEEP the nanny who helped raise those kids for most of their lives!

1854 days ago
385.

jaye    

How can his Estate be worth a damn when he was eyeball in debt? Poor Blanket, what will become of him? The kids do not need to be separated.

1854 days ago
386.

becky boop    

It doesn't matter who gets the kids .. anyone who got them would be in it for the money. ALSO, they are not Michaels biological kids.. they're some white man's.

1854 days ago
387.

Paula    

No she should not have the children if she wanted to sign over her rights after 3 years of marriage cause she thought MJ would be the better parent , what would change her mind now $$$$$ After all the children don't even know her and they would have to be seperated from there brother, that is totally not fair they lose there dad and now lose the only family connection they have, Im sure if the courts would look into the whole family that the children know, they could come up with suitable arrangments to make the kids life as normal as possible with people that would love them not for the money put for the love of a child!!!

1854 days ago
388.

chalkoutline    

Debbie Rowe is a poor excuse of a mother. Those kids were bought and paid for and she never wanted anything to do with them. Those kids know that already. And what about the third one? Are they going to separate them just because the "parents" were all selfish, greedy douchbags?

1854 days ago
389.

Biscit    

She only wants those kids cause its a big pay day for her. She dosen't have there best intentions and the kids shouldnt be seperated from one another. When was the last time she saw them? The Jackson should keep custdy of the children.

1854 days ago
390.

NEWSWORTHY    

THE KIDS NEED TO STAY IN THE JACKSON FAMILY. THEIR MOTHERS HAVE NOT BEEN PRESENT ALL THIS TIME. THEY DO NOT NEED TO BE THROWN IN TO A NEW SITUATION AFTER LOSING THEIR DAD. THIS WOULD ONLY ADD TO THEIR TURMOIL.

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