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Jackson Showdown in Court Today

7/6/2009 2:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Jackson Showdown in Court Today Today we'll know if Katherine Jackson will fight over Michael Jackson's will -- or at least we'll know if her lawyer plans a fight.

We've learned lawyers for John Branca and John McClain -- the two men named co-executors in Michael Jackson's will -- will ask the judge to put them in charge of the estate, at least until the will is formally presented in court.

But here's the wild card -- last week, before the will was filed, Katherine Jackson's lawyer, Londell McMillan, went to court and got the judge to temporarily make Katherine the administrator of the estate. That power expires today.

The question -- will McMillan object to putting Branca and McClain in control of the estate? Jermaine Jackson has said he wants everyone to respect Michael's wishes. Sources tell us Jermaine's feelings are shared by the other siblings, but McMillan may have a different agenda. We're told many members of Michael's family are upset with McMillan and believe he's grandstanding. Lawyers for the named co-executors are bracing for a fight.

Ironically, the will names Katherine the guardian of Michael's children.

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WHOOT    

WHOOT

1882 days ago
2.

Pizza    

Yes!!! 1st LOL LOL LOL

1882 days ago
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Harvey's Mom    

2nd....booooooooooo

1882 days ago
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ly9512    

GO KATHERINE! (As long as you aren't living with Joe anymore..)

1882 days ago
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blair    

as long as joe is not there i`m fine

1882 days ago
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Hussie    

However, regardless of what the will says, the Courts will ALWAYS consider the surviving biological parent...And if, by chance, the children weren't biologically Jacksons, his will is moot...The only grounds there would be if paternity was declared by the courts which, to my knowledge, it was not...
Face it, it's looking more and more like they are "loaner" children that Michael was allowed to enjoy while he was alive...Now that he's dead, any "rights" to the children died with him if he isn't the biological father...
WSY Harvey Levin?...

1882 days ago
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KittyMitty    

Katherine is going to die too!
It is the circle of life! She will not live forever!
Joe on the other hand has jerk luck, the old fu*k will live till he has become a mummy!
All the poison Joe has created is dying a slow death, the infighting, all the family divisions, and I do not care how wonderful and "close" of a family the "Jackson's" are, money has been and will continue to be the rust in the family which will undermine the structure.

I hope "Micheal's" death wakes up all the entertainers in the world and rather than celebrate his life, celebrate everyone's life without prescription and illegal drugs,that to live life clean and sober does not mean a boring life, it means you love your family.

1882 days ago
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Madeleine    

This is ridiculous that poor Katherine has to be in court the day before she buries her son. This all could have been avoided if dumbass Branca had come forward sooner with the will!

1882 days ago
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M    

Its ridiculous that they put Katherine through this the day before her son's funeral..the lady must be going through so much and the respectful thing to do is at least let the funeral take place before all the legal wrangling drama begins

1882 days ago
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BROOKE SHIELDS BACKSTABBED KIEFER FOR FREE DESIGNER CLOTHES    

KNOW FACT, THE LESS THAN POP STATUS PRINCE,,,,,HAS ALWAYS BEEN JEALOUS OF MICHAEL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NOW HE HAS THE CHANCE TO GRAB MJ'S SONGS, LIKE HE STOLE EVERY HIT, HE EVER HAD!!!!! KNOWN FACT P COULDN'T WRITE HIS WAY OUT OF A PAPER BAG. SO WHAT HE PLAYS GUITAR. MJ GAVE P HIS START IN SHOW BUSINESS, HE WAS ALWAYS JEALOUS MJ TURNED DOWN ANY JOINT SONG IDEA WITH P. MICHAEL DIDN'T CARE FOR THE USER, P TURNED IN TO.

LONDELL MCMILLIN IS PRINCES ATTORNEY, INTENTIONALLY SENT BY PRINCE TO SNEAK AROUND AND CREEP INTO MICHAELS ASSETS!!!!!!
TO SEE WHAT HE CAN GET HIS GRUBBY LITTLE HANDS ON!!!!!

HES SLIMEY, HIS HITS WERE ALL BY WRITERS HE SCREWED OVER!!!!!!! HE COULDN'T WRITE HIS WAY OUT OF A PAPER BAG, IT COMMON KNOWLEGDE AFTER HE STOLE OTHER WRITERS SONGS, HE'D SEND LONDELL AFTER THEM TO SIGN AGREEMENTS, TO NOT TELL THEY WROTE IT.
P KEPT ALL THE MONEY, NEVER PAID THE ONES WHO GOT HIM TO THE TOP,A DIME.

LONDELL IS P'S LEGAL-HENCHMAN

1882 days ago
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ilovetheshowmadmen    

wwjjd?


what would jessie jackson do????

1882 days ago
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patti    

get a grip out there world people, i liked micheal's music and am sad he has passed on but the children are the most important ones here. the legal wrangling is going to do them in. now it is said paris always wanted a mom, what say you katherine. nothing against katherine but why cant everyone get along for the sake of the kids and debbie and katherine work something out for the sake of kids. give debbie a chance and let her step up to the plate. mj machine did indeed keep her away and rescheduling a visit was a nitemare for her to keep her away. everyone else has to work out sharing kids do the kids some justice and work at giving the kids all they can be given for them. just put the monies away and work for the kids best adjustments. money is a necessary evil but the root of all evil. this world is going tohell in a handbasket because no one cares about others just themselves. the kids may like debbie if given a chance to know her a little. she is after all their mother. why would she offer to do dna testing and psychological testing. give the woman a chance and pray for the kids well being. the others are adults, act like it. honestly what a disaster in the making.....................................

1882 days ago
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patti    

and another thing what the heck do we need jesse jackson involved here. all he wants is to get his face in the mess and al sharpton too. cmon guys dont you have anything else to do. you two need to fight over who is going to be involved in the service. mj became a muslim for goodness sake. you two are not muslim preachers. go back to your rock and crawl back under it and let the jackson family bury the son. this is so rediculous. this is so overboard. can we report some real news. this is getting old. i can see first 24-49 hours. now we are reporting some 13 y.ol fainted. where are her parents. this is why kids are running loose and get into trouble no parental supervision.

1882 days ago
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Andrea    

I would like Grace to be with the children. As it is know she and Michael Jackson had a strong relationship (some reports say she was his secret girlfriend) and Michael's children use to call her mom. Too bad his will is from 2001, I am sure if he had re-done his will he would put her in charge of taking care of the kids. I think he didn't thought he would die so early.

1882 days ago
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David    

That isn't Irony, just as the song "Isn't it Ironic" never deals with irony. But, the fact that "Isn't it Ironic" lists mulitiple coincidences and such and never deals with Irony is itself Ironic.

1882 days ago
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