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Michael Jackson's Estate in Court

6/29/2009 3:04 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Michael JacksonInitial papers have been filed with the court to probate Michael Jackson's estate. But it seems Jackson's mom and dad don't know Jackson had a will.

The petition was filed by Michael's parents, Joe and Katherine Jackson. But here's the thing. The papers say Jackson died "intestate" -- that means, without a will.

But we've learned Jackson's long-time lawyer, John Branca, who just came back on board 3 weeks ago, has a will Jackson signed that he intends to file within 30 days.

The petition asks that Katherine be named as administrator of the will ... meaning she wants to call the shots.

The papers say Debbie Rowe will be served with notice of a hearing.

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hollywood    

I really wish Janet would get control. She seems the only one really trustworthy...
She's the only one who doesn't need his money.

1878 days ago
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sleeper    

More trash from TMZ

1878 days ago
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Domino    

Let him rest.

1878 days ago
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oh yaaaaaaaaaaa    

wow, Joe chomping at the bite eh? son not even buried yet..omg..greed greed greed

1878 days ago
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Paula    

WOW is right,. He has not even had a funeral yet, Poor Michael!!

1878 days ago
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Anita    

I hope Michael's lousy abusive parents winnd up with zilch!!!!1

1878 days ago
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Fifteen    

SEVENTH

1878 days ago
8.

Still in Shock    

Here we go............

There is already a rush on the will---SURPRISE....NOT!!!

1878 days ago
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ThrillerJackson    

Sadly this is going to be ugly. Too bad.

http://www.thriller-michael-jackson.com

1878 days ago
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Mark    

If there is any justice his estate will be worthless by the time the bills are paid. In fact maybe that was his plan all along. We thought he was terrible with money and materialistic.. Maybe he wwas brilliant with money and managed to live a lavish lifestyle and ensure that when he left this world his dad would get absolutely nothing except 3 more mouths to feed! :)

1878 days ago
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tellitlikeitis    

Joseph and Katherine Jackson are BOTH vultures.....and the rest of Michaels siblings are their spawn.
Vultures....the whole f'ing pack of them.....except maybe Germaine.

1878 days ago
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helena handbasket    

It makes me sick that his family is already plotting at how to get their hands on whatever funds he had left.... my GOD... let the man have his memorial and be properly buried before you worry about the cash! Everytime someone has passed in my family, we don't even THINK about the legalities, wills, ect... UNTIL AFTER the services... sometimes weeks after the services! It's called MOURNING. Old Joe even hit the red carpet last night for the BET awards! His family... particularly his father, make me ill.

1878 days ago
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noyankhere    

4. wow, Joe chomping at the bite eh? son not even buried yet..omg..greed greed greed

Posted at 2:14PM on Jun 29th 2009 by me

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couldnt have said it better that man put the "gree" into GREED. they just couldnt wait to bury their son i hope jackson wrote his parents out of his will. because we all know that the fight for the children is linked to what,? MONEY. afterall, the children didnt have much contact with the jacksons it was more their NANNY GRACE who brought them up of course this new will is going to be fireworks cos i have a feeling THAT MICHEAL JACKSON has put GRACE in charge of his kids. IF THATS THE CASE.. get ready FOR A FIGHT THAT WILL KEEP TMZ AND THE REST OF THE PRESS IN CLOVER FOR MONTHS TO COME... LETS BULLY!!

1878 days ago
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London not England    

WHAT MONEY????
ALL HE HAD OF ANY VALUE WAS HIS OWN MUSIC LIBRARY 9IF HE EVEN HAD THE RIGHTS TO IT...) AND THE BEATLES CATALOGUE OF MUSIC...AND THAT WAS MORTGAGED TO THE HILT..
I WONDER IF SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY BOUGHT THE RIGHTS TO ALL MICHAEL JACKSON'S MUSIC.....?
I STILL CANNOT BELIEVE THAT THOSE MORONS IN THE BEATLES LET THAT GO....
WACKO JACKO WASN'T TOO WACKO TO LET THAT PRIME INVESTMENT SLIP THU HIS FINGERS LIKE PAUL...I GUESS SIR PAUL WAS TOO BUSY LETTING THAT ONE-LEGGED BITCH BLEED HIM DRY...OOOPS.....DROPPED THE BALL ON THAT ONE PAUL!

1878 days ago
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Joe    

Enough of The Jacksons. Britney has got to be up to something. I know Lindsay's all tarted up and begging for camera time in Vegas. The guy was a full time junkie whose best work was long gone. And for me, his best work was not that important.

1878 days ago
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