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Jackson Family War Over Michael's Will

7/21/2009 3:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Michael Jackson family Jackson family sources tell us there's a bitter dispute over who will call the shots in probating Michael Jackson's will.

Katherine Jackson has hired an attorney -- Londell McMillan -- and we're told it's a done deal that McMillan will challenge the co-executors Michael selected. We're told most of the brothers -- Randy the notable exception -- are angry that McMillan has asserted himself by challenging co-executors John Branca and John McClain, both long time advisers and friends of M.J.

Ultimately, we're told, Joe Jackson has asserted his influence over Katherine to hire McMillan. We're told Katherine is really being manipulated and doesn't even have real objections to Branca and McMillan.

Randy is coy on who Joe and McMillan want as executor in place of or in addition to Branca and McClain -- the family is worried Joe and McMillan will rack up legal fees and the estate will suffer. Pretty ironic, since Michael cut Joe out of the will and he gets zippo as a beneficiary.

It's all shaping up to be an ugly mess.


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hollywood    

BEHOLD!!!

1838 days ago
2.

That Poor Thing    

Between this mess and the football player that was killed by his mistress, I honestly just went out and purchased software to create a living trust and a will. It's disgraceful how people and family start to act up when you're barely cold yet.

1838 days ago
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hollywood    

Make it into a tv movie already

1838 days ago
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LillyandGish    

No matter what happens, we can't have Michael back. I say let Janet raise the children at Neverland. Bury Michael there so that he will be close to his kids. When they are old enough, turn Neverland into a museum. The children will be provided for financially and a portion of the proceeds can go to the charities that were important to Michael.

I love you Michael. R.I.P.

1838 days ago
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Look at all the WJ spermette cheerleaders on TMZ. WJ rahrahrah!    

Many families argue over estates. Nothing new.

1838 days ago
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tellitlikeitis    

Goody...Goody...Contest your dirty hearts away...
I can't wait to read about the Katherine and Joseph Jackson family applying for food stamps and public housing.

Dig deep Kate and Joe.....Michaels not going to be here to pay your legal fees! LOL

1838 days ago
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Look at all the WJ spermette cheerleaders on TMZ. WJ rahrahrah!    

With California's new budget (HAHA), the Jacksons won't be able to collect for very long, tellitlikeitis.

1838 days ago
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Maryl    

Can the judge hurry up and not allow this game continue? People understand that the faily want to protect MJ's assets but this seems more out of greed; and it seems that it is NOT from Katherine herself. someone else is behind this scheme.

This fiasco has to stop-THE FAMILY CANT EVEN DECIDE WHEN OR WHEN TO BURY POOR MICHAEL. : (

MJ will roll in his grave knowing that people are objecting to his final wishes-Can we let this man rest in peace and abide by the request he placed in his will???

Maybe the judge will allow the Katherine and her lawyers object or be notified of all things occurring within the trust-but let the business matters be taken care of through the people MJ appointed; I mean they are executors, they are not getting profits from this role, just to make decisions on behalf of the estate....

Get this over with already!

1838 days ago
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Paparazzo@frog.cc    

It's the Jackal Family. I hope these greedy bastards, especially that pimp Joe, loses everything!

1838 days ago
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holmes    

it's so obvious from the first--Joe is behind this and using his wife., Of course,he is. He wants to get hold of Michael's assets like that music catalogue. If Katherine gets this co-executor spot t hen she can give it to him upon her death. JOe gets hold of that estate-- it will be bankrupt in a few years. another reason they were dependant on MJ-- all their business dealings went south.

now,we see why MJ didn't have any of his family as executor. They cannot even agree on anything-- what more managing MjJs estate-- all Joe will do will be to veto anything Branca brings up.NOT GOOD!


Interesting part of about this Will-- it doesn't state when the Kids take it over. if they ever will even.

1838 days ago
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Look at all the WJ spermette cheerleaders on TMZ. WJ rahrahrah!    

Some California courts are actually on furloughs, with more courts to do the same. Backlogs have started and will only get worse as new budget requires furloughs until next June, Maryl.

Compared to other cases, this case really isn't that important or time sensitive.

1838 days ago
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ms    

I love you, I love you so much

1838 days ago
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Look at all the WJ spermette cheerleaders on TMZ. WJ rahrahrah!    

Will will not state when children can take over; trust most certain will. Most of trust hasn't been released to public for comsumption.

1838 days ago
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Chico    

Did anybody watch Larry King tonight? Yeah Joe Jackson was there, but I paid no attention to him. I did listen to Leonard Rowe, who was appointed to look after MJ's financial affairs while he was on tour. Rowe even stated that he had provided a copy of that contract to the LK show. Rowe stated that AEG wanted to make money so badly that they essentially killed MJ. Rowe believes that AEG booked MJ on 50 tours instead of 10. Rowe also believes that AEG realized what they had gotten themselves into once they figured out the extent of MJ's addiction, and they essentially fed drugs to MJ in the hope that MJ would overdose or just die, so they could collect the insurance money to cover what they knew would be a loss. Just wondering if anyone else found Rowe to be believable or not.

1838 days ago
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Look at all the WJ spermette cheerleaders on TMZ. WJ rahrahrah!    

MJ loves you so much, too, zz.

1838 days ago
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