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Settlement Near in Jackson Custody Case

7/17/2009 4:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

We're told lawyers for Debbie Rowe and Katherine Jackson are working out a custody settlement and the discussions are amicable. One source connected with the case tells us, "It should be settled very soon."

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As for what they're discussing, our sources say the custody of the children -- not money -- is the issue on the table, but that it looks pretty clear Katherine Jackson will end up with custody, assuming the judge goes along. As for what Debbie Rowe wants ... we're told she too is interested in making sure the children are okay.

We're told Rowe is still collecting money from an agreement she and Michael struck several years ago, around the time of the child molestation trial. That agreement was drafted so it will survive Michael's death.

As for additional money, we're told Rowe is not requesting that. In fact, our sources say lawyers for Jackson's estate have not even been consulted about the discussions between lawyers for Katherine and Debbie. If there were any issue of additional monies, the estate lawyers would have been consulted.


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whazzup    

WHAZZUP DOUBLE FIRST LOSERS

1820 days ago
2.

OhReally    

I think Paris is most hurt from all of this.

Blanket looks confused and Prince looks like he doesn't even care, he wants the camera LOL

1820 days ago
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Alibaba    

Glad to know DR is doing the right thing. Although I don't think Katherine or any of the Jackson's are the right people to raise these children.

1820 days ago
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i'm just saying    

Just proves what I been saying. Maybe Debbie does want whats best for the children.

1820 days ago
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.:Loki 4Ever:.    

They are JUST children... I pray that the family IS doing what is best for them. Debbie shouldn't even have a say in what goes on... she was paid off years ago.

1820 days ago
6.

Mikey    

Looks like Joe Jackson gets to go another round.

1820 days ago
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tattooed white trash...    

Keep on posting children TMZ..you guys are in the same exact leage as Perez Hilton...when are you gonna start calling them nasty names??

1820 days ago
8.

First whores!    

First!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1820 days ago
9.

LakersFan    

The only good news regarding this story so far.

1820 days ago
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Music4Teens.com    

I knew it! It's all about the money. Now the (2) kids have have to face the fact that their mother is nothing but a HO.

1820 days ago
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.:Loki 4Ever:.    

the children dont even know Debbie, and I doubt they want to. I think they want to live with Janet. At least with the Jacksons they are surrounded with what they know, and tons of family, cousins, etc..

1820 days ago
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I Will Take Being Born White Any Day - Thats Worth Much More To Me, #6    

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1820 days ago
13.

Gina    

I would love to see the national media and gossip mags apologize for trashing Debbie, but we know that will never happen.

1820 days ago
14.

gary    

What a fluff buncha BS

1820 days ago
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shan    

okay! someone explain it to me because i'm missing something...

if debbie is okay with Katherine having the kids and she doesn't want any money then why was she taking the case to court? i mean, i know there's legal measures but why the request for temp. custody if she's cool with katherine having the kids.

i don't get it.

1820 days ago
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