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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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31.

Anita    

Those kids may not have had much of a relationship with the grandparents either. Michael apparently kept his distance from his family.

The courts won't rush this - and they won't be pushed around by the Jacksons either.
I have confidence that the judge will make a decision that's best for the kids, NOT what's best for the Jackson's wallet.

1852 days ago
32.

Still in Shock    

19. 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.

Posted at 2:21PM on Jun 29th 2009 by Joe
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Is this Mr. Joe Jackson???? If ya can't stand the heat...get yo a@@ out of the kitchen!!!
Who gives a Flying F about Twitney and No-Loh...you greedy old geezer!

1852 days ago
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I Will Take Being Born White Any Day - Thats Worth Much More To Me, #6    

Lawyer's fee for drawing up and probating this will: A bazillion United States dollers. Go figure. All that narcotic probably had The Demerol Doofus really on top of things.

1852 days ago
34.

welc ome    

For someone without money, Michael was doing just fine. NO BIOLOGICAL LINK TO THE JACKSONS WITH THOSE KIDS. NOW WE KNOW WHY. HA HA HA HA HA Michael has the last laugh. Those roachy jacksons sure got to court fast didn't they. OMG they are just sickening. Second uncalled for autopsy, not even buried yet and the kids already are seeing this. YOUR FREE RIDE IS OVER , LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL.
RIP MICHEAL- YOU MAY HAVE BEEN IMMATURE , SELF DESTRUCTIVE BUT YOU SMART ENOUGH NOT TO HAVE ANY NATURAL CHILDREN. LOL LOL LOL LOL

1852 days ago
35.

Hopeful    

Couldn't they bury him first and grief?

Maybe they're acting quick so things don't get out of control.

1852 days ago
36.

noyankhere    

can the crazy nutjob micheal jackson groupies please desist trying to direct opinion on these boards... this is not about micheal jackson or his music its about the moves his greedy parents are making to get hold of an estate that is potentially going to be worth billions in the future.. micheal is supposed to have recorded 100 songs as a nest egg for his kids in the future and his back catalogue is there ready to make much millions of dollars around the world.. tell me, with this type of numbers why wouldnt the greedy vultures circle their prey?.

1852 days ago
37.

Kaybee    

O.K. It seems you idiots have forgotten that Michael admitted to sleeping naked in bed with young boys and himself said he "showed his love" to children. Love must have been his pet name for his penis? This was a televised interview on British T.V. Have you all forgotten this??? The "man" was a child molester, a drug addict and an all around freak of nature.

1852 days ago
38.

noyankhere    

. I hope Michael gives everything to the children. His father showed no remorse at the BET awards interview....Joe deserves nothing! All he wanted to talk about was his control of the Jackson estate and his new "Ranch Records" business.

Posted at 2:28PM on Jun 29th 2009 by tonybe123

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am glad that people can see joe jackson for the greedy punk that he is... sod his Ranch Records.. people should boycott the artists on there that man is a trip.!

1852 days ago
39.

CW    

Joe is still plugging his record company. I saw the interview, he was NOT asked any question about the record company. He was asked about Michael. This man is gross. No wonder Michael hated him so much. Go away Joe.

1852 days ago
40.

RedBeard    

What is it about some people that make them start worshiping celebrities with weird personalities as deities?

He was not 'too good' for this world. He was a very talented individual that was abused as a child and though he reached unrivaled success the damage from his childhood led him to make poorer and poorer decisions about his life. Was he a child molester? Only he and the kids know the truth. He was certainly guilty of inappropriate (look up the word before you start yelling) behavior with kids.

It appears that he isolated himself so much that his financial and personal realities spun out of control so much so that it sounds like he was left with almost nothing. Which is too bad because those kids are going to need a ton of therapy when they discover what the real world is like,

He was a very troubled man who's death is probably going to cause a lot of lawsuits and accusations by people who never acted in his best interests.

Also, if you use all caps, I'm imagining you yelling your posts at the cat as the brain-damaged result of a drunken high-speed moped ride on Mulholland that you probably are. There are rules for caps. They should be enforced at gunpoint.

1852 days ago
41.

Kaybee    

OMG IS A FREAK
OMG IS A FREAK
CAN YOU HEAR ME LAUGHING
CAN YOU HEAR ME LAUGHING..........

1852 days ago
42.

hollywood    

StillFunny
If you were to say "you loved your family"... wow, I'm going to assume that you have incestious relations with them... right? as that has to be what you meant right?
Unless you were in the house with Michael and the kids.. and have information first hand, shut up w/ your judgement.
(I actually have direct information about how slimey the 2nd accuser & his father was.. how they tried to lie, cheat, steal money away from another celebrity before they set their sights on the big $$- Michael)

1852 days ago
43.

Sharona    

13. 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.

Posted at 2:19PM on Jun 29th 2009 by helena handbasket


I AGREE WITH YOU! ALTHOUGH I THINK IT WAS IMPORTANT TO DO THE CUSTODY HEARING..THIS OTHER STUFF IS NOT APPROPRIATE...THEY HAVEN'T EVEN PLANNED HIS FUNERAL YET..

1852 days ago
44.

jaye    

You mean Joe Jackson will call the shots. When has Katherine ever 'called the shots.' Where was SHE when Michael was being beaten as he claims???? Joe Jackson is already the spokesperson and he is going to do anything about it? Poor kids.

1852 days ago
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Kaybee    

Hey hollywood. I'm not talking about the 2nd one. I believe that nothing happened there. However, MJ had alarms, locks, etc. when he was in his room, naked in the bed with young boys........................It is obvious YOU believe this is appropriate behavior, so one can only assess that you also sleep naked with young boys. Do you show them YOUR love? I'll bet you had love showed to you too huh? I hope you don't have children...........especially little boys, since you think it is o.k. for grown men to sleep naked in bed with young boys, while behind locked doors, with alarm systems to keep others out....................

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