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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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31.

LakersFan    

They deserve an allowance and yes I'm sure Katherine has money to support herself but it's also important to make sure they are working towards providing financial support for the kids and her because if she doesn't ask for it now they might think she doesn't really need it. Whether she has money or not the fact is they are entitled to receive it.

1728 days ago
32.

Creeder    

Whatever she gets it won't be enough and JOE will be back in court asking for more. I hope they have a judge that has a firm hand so those kids have something left when they are 18.

1728 days ago
33.

First whores!    

Babygirl be to slow. I'm first ho!

1728 days ago
34.

Shady    

Enough already !! How many people don't already live with Katherine ????????

Debbie get your kid's !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1728 days ago
35.

not unique    

I wonder if the judge tosses them out on their butts for contesting the will if they'd sue him stating he read too many tabloids and therefore, his decision was unsound? hahahahahhaha

1728 days ago
36.

tellitlikeitis    

WHAT???

You Jackson bunch (Matriarch/Patriarch) can't even feed Michaels children for 2 weeks......? After he's kept you all fat, housed, clothed and dripping with jewelry all these years?

I'm gonna puke again. Excuse me.

1728 days ago
37.

Jane    

Good God.... LIke she needs an allowance, I promise you she was set up just fine, both parent got rich off all those kids (The Jackson 5, The Jacksons, Janet, Michael, LaToya, Randy, et al... It should wait until all the estate is settled. That's the kid's money not the Jackson's. Betcha Joe told her to do it and like the "good wife" she's just doing what she's being told to do. GROW A BACKBONE CATHERINE!

1728 days ago
38.

Lauren    

A letter to Debbie Rowe,
Debbie, Debbie, Debbie! What is there to say to you about this entire situation?
1st-What kind of mother sits back and leaves her children in a situation where Joe Jackson would even have a chance at being around them. You really care nothing for you children. I can understand you leaving them with their father but now their father is dead and you need to step up to the plate and do right by them, unless it is all about the money for you.

2nd-Living with Katherine and your children are other children who are not only cousins but brothers and sisiter. what kind of back woods b.s. is that? Why would you leave your children in a house where they are living with people who are sleeping with one brother and having kids and then sleeping with another brother and having kids?

3rd-These people are going to brainwash these children into giving them their money when they turn 18. All these Jackson's want is to spen every last dime of Michael's money and leave your children pennyless. Are you o.k. with that? Michael's money belongs to his children and not his greedy family. The kids are his next of kin and they should live reap the fruits of their father's labour not his greedy family

Debbie, if you do not go after your children you are a no good piece of trash and you deserve what happens to you. Be a woman, step up and save these children from the Circus that is the Jackson family.

1728 days ago
39.

meme    

are all the jackson men such losers that their momma has to take care of their children? jeesh, what a bunch of leeches.

1728 days ago
40.

BROOKE SHIELDS BACKSTABBED KIEFER FOR FREE DESIGNER CLOTHES    

NEED ANOTHER PAIR OF GUCCI SUNGLASSES YOU OLD BARRA-CUDDA??????
DON'T LET HER HAVE A PENNY!!!! THOSE KIDS DIDN'T ASK FOR MONEY!!! JUST ANOTHER WAY FOR HER TO TAKE IT FROM THEM!!!!!

1728 days ago
41.

sue    

well in my own opinion mj did work very hard to provide for his kids and whomever else he could within the family relm..its the vultures that took what he worked so hard for away from him --- his kids still deserve the lifestyle they were used to when he was here to provide it for them..THEY CETAINLY DIDNT DO WITHOUT...AND HE WOULDNT WANT THEM TO LIVE ANY DIFFERENT THAN WHAT HE HAD PROVIDED .AND WITH ALL THE MONATARY THEY GOT THE MOST IMPORTANT THING WAS FROM MJ HIS LOVE FOR THEM ALL..

1728 days ago
42.

Chico    

Whois.....I forgot about the money that Joe has made doing all of these ridiculous and mortifying interviews after MJ's death. That's a very good point. Why can't they use some of that money? 1/2 million dollars....but maybe stingy Joe won't give it up. Or perhaps he's already invested it with all of his ex-con felon associates. You would think that at some point, Katherine would have finally have had enough of Joe and tell him to go take a hike.

1728 days ago
43.

meme    

is there a point to having a will. MJ's states if someone contests it, they're OUT but apparently that's not the case at all. very sad. this stupid family can't even honor the man's will.

1728 days ago
44.

Sidney    

Of course she should get money to take care of herself and the kids, which is just what MJ did made sure of when he was alive. She's 80 years old and he always looked after her because - hello - she was his mother. His will shows that he wanted both her and his kids to want for nothing. All the real men I know feel exactly the same way when it comes to taking care of their mothers and their children.

1728 days ago
45.

wntrwrlk    

It's all about money and each day more and more comes out about why Katherine really wants the kids. Michael supported his family all his life; that is why he doesn't have any money left. When he died they lost their meal ticket so now they are scrambling trying to figure out how they are going to pay their bills. They see Michael's kids are their saving grace and will exploit those kids to no end. You can't just blame Joe Jackson for the way they were brought up; Katherine has been enjoying the comforts of money all these years also. I say is she contiues to demand more and more from the will she should be taken completely out of it. Debbie, I know you want what's best for your children. At this point, what is best is to get them away from the Jackson family because they will do nothing but use those kids for everything they have. Hey Tito, Jermain, Marlin, Randy, LaToya - go out and get yourselves jobs instead of being blood sucking leeches. The only smart one is Janet. She has made a name and career for herself and has the money to prove it.

As for the love child at the funeral. Has anyone thought that this may be Janet's child from her marriage to El DeBarge. Remember, she was pregnant but then all the talk about the baby disappeared. Maybe he's hers and that is why he looks like the other Jackson children. HMMM - Food for thought.

1728 days ago
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