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Katherine and Kids Need Money -- STAT!

7/23/2009 2:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Lawyers for Michael Jackson's estate, along with Katherine Jackson's lawyer, went to court this morning, seeking temporary financial allowances -- and Katherine claims she needs the money to live.

The matter was put off until August 3, when lawyers will all appear in court.

UPDATE: 2:29 PM PT:
Lawyers for the estate wrote in a written declaration, "We are informed that Mrs. Jackson was also financially dependent upon Michael Jackson and that other than extremely modest social security benefits, Mrs. Jackson has no independent means of support."

The declaration continues: "Michael Jackson died 4 weeks ago. Therefore, there is an urgent need for the Special Administrators to be authorized to pay family allowance for the benefits of Minor Children in order to ensure that the Minor Children's needs for maintenance and support are met."

The document also says other than social security benefits which the kids have not yet received, they are totally dependent on the estate for their care and support.


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301.

missblyden    

In response to Katherine is Greedy: Any American that paid into the SS system can collect, rich or poor. Also for the disabled there is SSI.

1916 days ago
302.

missblyden    

Some people seem judgemental and speculating on a family they do not know personally. There would be no Michael Jackson without Katherine. She is his mother, she gave him life. Parents are not responsible for decisions their children make after they grow up. What happened to respect for the elderly? Despite Michael's problems he was obeying the bible command to honor your father and mother. Michael's estate is responsible to support his children after his death.

Michael gave his money to any charity or organization he chose, just like anyone else. He worked very hard . Anyone one can make false statements against the JW religion it does not matter. Those in the organization know the depths they will go to, to help many people around the world spiritually, charitably and in disasters. We get a regular accounting of funds and are asked for approval before certain expenditures are done. How many other religions can say that?

Our goal is the goods news of the coming of God's kingdom as the answer to mankind's problem. Not fleecing the JW members for dishonest gain. Why because we all fear the true God Jehovah. And know he would hold us accountable without a doubt. We have no paid clergy, and no clergy class at all. All the worldwide work is done on voluntary time and contributions and it continues to grow. It will not end until Jehovah says well done.

This statement is made with utmost respect to readers to give clarity to interested ones.

1916 days ago
303.

Hilton is a Loser    

There is no way in heck she can be broke. Just the annual property taxes on that home in Encino has be at least $12,000 a year and then you add up all of the other monthly expenses it takes to live and that would completely blow through ANY Social Security she might be receiving. The max amount that SS pays out is about $26,000 a year plus cost of living allowances each year with averages maybe 2% increase. I smell something fishy

1916 days ago
304.

Di    

So freaking sad!! Poor michael steal being a meal ticket. Grandma shame on you , you money hungry woman. I hope Debbie Rowe gets these kids. So they can have a normal life of sorts and not money hungry family members.

1916 days ago
305.

kade    

Why doesn't Katherine just sell family photos or access to the kids? Some tabloid would pay millions for an interview and exclusive photos. There are plenty of ways to profit off of Jackson w/o begging the courts.

Seems to me that Jacko's mom is just playing for sympathy, especially when the family starts suing all the doctors for medical malpractice. Juries are a lot more likely to give money to a poor grandmother and orphans with no money than they are giving a big judgement to heirs to a half a billion dollar fortune.

1916 days ago
306.

SASSYNJAZZY    

LET ME GUESS ALL THESE HATEFUL DEVILS COMPLAINING ABOUT A MAN LOVING HIS MOTHER ARE WHITE PEOPLE, WHAT A SURPRISE, ANOTHER WHITE MAN LOOKING FOR A BLACK MAN TO ABANDON HIS FAMILY. WOW GO FIGURE..... GET THE F*CK OUT OF THESE PEOPLES POCKETS AND GET A LIFE!!!

1916 days ago
307.

alan    

The Jacksons broke? LOL ...look at where they live...cars, houses etc. Janet has enough money to keep them all happy for years! You don't think Joe still has money coming in from the Jackson dynasty...right!

1915 days ago
308.

Weight Loss Pills    

what a sad news...... even a great singer gets problems in life.

1915 days ago
309.

Faith    

Think it is interesting that Joe is not supporting Katherine. What is up with that????? I suppose MJ loved helping his mom out, but why are people so greedy when someone passes on. The will states it is not to be contested if everyone gets what MJ wanted them to have, so why stir the pot and end up loseing out.....
Can't understand how anyone in the family can sit there and say MJ did not have a drug problem. I realize that they loved MJ, but why covr up somethat that was to blatant. All one had to do was look at him.
Oh well, life goes on.

1915 days ago
310.

Mary    

How is Katherine getting SS benefits, Doesn't SS figure in other monies coming in to a household such as Katherine's money from Michael when doling out cash benefits? Why isn't Joe supporting her? Why are the older grandchildren not working and supporting his Grandma, and more importantly, why aren't the Jackson boys, who are living with Katherine, not supporting her? It sounds like the whole bunch was living off Michael, except Rebbie and Janet. I think Michael didn't want to be around his family, for good reason...They were/are leeches, always begging for money.....In my opinion the children don't need to live in the Jackson environment...When they are older, it will be their decision where to live, and who they want to be around..
For now I think they would be better off with Debbie.

1914 days ago
311.

patty    

the jackson family sounds very greedy to me...and jermaine is the greediest of the bunch!! So sad to think that these poor children will be marketed by these money hungry people.

What happen to grandparents taking care of grandkids out of love...not a payment. The whole situation is ugly....well they do say people get greedy after someone dies. The jackson family will go down in history as the greediest.

1860 days ago
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