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Why is Michael's Mom Mounting Legal Challenge?

7/19/2009 11:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Michael Jackson's MomSources connected to Michael Jackson's family tell us some family members as well as lawyers for the estate are ticked off at some legal eagles who may be trying to start a legal war.

Attorneys Londell McMillan and Burt Levitch do not represent Michael's estate -- they represent Katherine Jackson personally. They filed legal papers Friday asking a judge to rule if Katherine can object to the appointment of the executors named in Michael's will and still collect the money her son left her.

Here's the issue. There's a "no contest" clause in the will, meaning anyone who files objections to the will automatically gets no money. McMillan and Levitch want to know if the "no contest" clause would apply if Katherine only objects to the executors Michael chose.

Here's what's bugging some family members and the lawyers representing the estate ... the will gives Katherine 40% of Michael's estate, so she can't be upset about that. The will names Katherine guardian for the children .. again, that's what she wants. And the named executors -- John Branca and John McClain -- are Michael's longtime, trusted advisors and friends.

So why would Katherine object to the will or the executors? A lot of people who are in the middle of it all feel Katherine is being manipulated and doesn't really understand the implications of mounting a legal challenge.

So why are McMillan and Levitch kicking up dust?

Stay tuned...


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616.

MAGGY    

I AM JUST WONDERING WHY KATHERINE IS SO WORRIED ABOUT THAT MUCH MONEY AT HER AGE? THAT IS MORE THAN SHE CAN POSSIBLY SPEND FOR THE REST OF HER LIFE? I AGREE WITH EVERYONE, SOMEONE IS BEHIND ALL OF THIS, AND ITS NOT KATHERINE!!!!

1727 days ago
617.

denise    

because joe is telling her what to do and he was always more important then her own children so thats why now here is what i want to know how is she getting a SOCIAL SECURITY CHECK WHEN THE REST OF THE WORLD MUST work for there few pennies a month they get and trust she is getting a nice check they need to give her nothing if she doesnt want her son left her and there is no reason for her to get money now she will recive a nice size check for the three children from the state because of the income michael had they will take care of them till they are 18 tell joe rout in hell

1727 days ago
618.

Liss    

Money, money, money... the parents, advisosr - it is about the money. if they carried about Michael , where were they when he need help.

His kids do not deserve to be alone, but they are alone because of his drug use. He chose drugs over his career and kids. Please do not make him a hero....

1726 days ago
619.

Liza    

A will is the wishes of the person who had it prepared by a legal staff, and is Not to be challenged, especially with that clause in it..The Greedyassed Jackson family has always used Michael and abused him...Yes, His mother allowed the abuse , so she was an en-abler to all the hell and torment Joe Jackson subjected his children to. She basically has control of 80% of all Michael spent his life making, and , now, she wants more? Vultures circling to see how much deeper they can pick his bones. Michael trusted these attorneys to handle his affairs, and his wishes,,If he had wanted Kathering or another Jackson family member on the panel, he would have specified that too..Anything that Katherine can get, Joe can too. Michael knew this, so...Jacksons back off and let the people do what they are supposed to do..I betmnone of the Jacksons can balance a checkbook! So, where is their expertise needed? My wish is this, those children were the most important treasure to Michael, he trusted Katherine to take care of them, right? He also gave her 40% of everything, so she needs to take care of those children and keep out of legal affairs that she has no idea how to manage...She and Joe never had anything, went bankrupt, Michael bailed them out, and now, she and all the other Jackson's and grandchildren are living in Michael's home, and he will always keep paying. Joe Jackson is behind everything Katherine says. Those children will be pressured same as Joe did to his kids,,and another group of lives will be ruined. They can never have any kind of 'normalcy', or childhood as long as the Jackson's are in control.

1713 days ago
620.

Liza    

One more post on this site...all of Michaels family is as much to blame as any doctor for his problems..And, for them All to say they never 'saw' him take drugs is ignorant..You don't have to 'see' it, to know it..Remember all the different drugs, different names that were found at Neverland?? And, if none of the family 'knew this' why are some saying they 'tried' to intervene and were pushed away? See, this is all BS, because if any of you cared at all about Michael (as the person), you would not have stopped until the problem was taken care of, right? But, its easy to not 'see' anything , because he was taking care of the 'family' financialy, and you sure didnt want that to stop, right? I know a little bit about addiction..my husband was an addict and was about dead, I took the 'tough love' method, and did Not back up, I did Not stop until he could function as a human again even with him pushing me away..If you really cared, as you all say you do, you would Not have stopped,,until Michael was well..This is a sickness, and it has to be cured, not pushed aside. My husband is well and a happy man now..and I certainly did not have the money the Jackson's have to handle this. Michael needed Love..and, he didnt get it from his family..

1713 days ago
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