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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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46.

tellitlikeitis    

Michaels Voice.......what a pathetic way to capitalize on Michaels memory....
you should fit right in with the money grubbing Jackson clan.

Why don't you change your name.....YOU SICK IMPOSTER POSTER.

1817 days ago
47.

JoJo Dancer    

Of course they need an allowancel This isn't anything unusual you dumb asses. If one of your loved ones dies and you get their kids, you're going to be running to cash their social security check and get any money you can from the will to take care of those kids.

Remember, Katherine is also taking care of other kids. These people live a certain lifestyle. If they are going to keep the kids at that lifestyle: Michael had to pay Grace, pay a chef, pay instructors for home schooling, clothing and entertainment. Now if you don't care if the kids keep the same standards of living then they can go to public school, sign up for school lunch and shop at K-Mart.

If the money you earned can't be used to take care of your kids and family then what the hell is the purpose of earning it?

1817 days ago
48.

Mullins    

The more I think about O-Bee maybe being Michaels child- even though he looks like him and dances almost like him- I do not believe now he is his child - because - If he was Michaels child - I do not think Michael would have left him out of his will if he was his child.

1817 days ago
49.

opi    

MONEY, MONEY, MONEY is all they care about! I've never heard of such a greedy family whose relative JUST DIED.

1817 days ago
50.

photos?    


1) We don't know what Debbie is going to do in court. We shouldn't judge her yet since she is being smart and not running to tmz like the Jackson family. We all know they are feeding them leaks for public opinion.
She may very well be playing it smart and will show her hand in court. Maybe it's true she is going for custody and that's why they are trying to play up the Rebbie idea.

2) Same with Branca. We don't see him running his mouth so he is playing it smart and will do good in court- where it counts.
The Jackson's are running around like fools running their mouths to tmz, all over tv and grasping at everything and anything.

1817 days ago
51.

meme    

WHY CAN'T THE JACKSON MEN TAKE CARE OF THEIR OWN DAMN CHILDREN? WHY IS 80 YEAR OLD GRANDMA DOING IT?

1817 days ago
52.

wtf    

I think Janet is the only one with money. I had read she was worth 150 million. I don't think any of the brothers are doing well. One of them stocks shelves at a store for a living.

I feel bad for Joe. Don't forget statistics are high for black men to abandon their children. He worked 2 jobs to support those kids. I think people also forget the generation that Joe grew up in which was it was accepted/expected for you to hit your kids. Especailly anyone involved with a church. (Spare the rod spoil the child) Remember even school teachers were allowed to hit children. I don't think he was beating on his kids. He was disciplining them in a way and at a time that it was acceptable behavior.

People always want someone to hate on. MJ is gone now so the attention turns to Joe.

1817 days ago
53.

Fools Rush In    

There is nothing wrong with the stated heirs asking for temporary support while the estate is being initialized. They are minor children and an elderly mother, both of which MJ took care of normally. Regardless of what she does or does not have in the bank, it's not a terrible thing to keep a cushion there, just in case. The smart person does not live paycheck to paycheck, as it were. I doubt she has forgotten her days of living on a budget so tight one could barely breathe.

1817 days ago
54.

chicken head    

i be wanting one of those things too==

1817 days ago
55.

one mike    

7. Dame when my Grandparents raised me they did not ask for any money for themselves they did it because they loved me and my sister...Sounds greedy to me!

Posted at 1:54PM on Jul 23rd 2009 by Larimer Ave.


Poster #7: Your grandparents also didn't have to worry about hiring body guards to provide 24 hour security, putting you in a private school (or paying for a good teacher to teach them at home), and your parents didn't have to worry about continuing a rich and famous lifestyle that you have always known. It might sound messed up to you, but I think the kids should continue living the same lifestyle they have been living since birth. In order to live that way, it takes money. In a sense, Michael Jackson was like royalty and his kids lived like royalty. Even though MJ is dead they should continue to live the same way and it will take money from his estate. Even if they began to live a 'modest' life they would still need security at the very least. That in itself costs hundreds of thousands of dollars a year for a 24 hour team.

1817 days ago
56.

Kat    

PLEASE READ MICHAEL WOULD HAVE LIKED YOU TO SEE THIS: Sony is apparently going to buy his rehersal video from the company who filmed it and will be selling it, apparently the profits will go to Michaels estate but in Michaels own words he did not trust Sony and separeted from them for good reason he esplains this on a youtube video titlled Micheal Jackson V's Sony (Michael at the time owned half of Sony).

In this video in his speech referred to the head of Sony Tommy - "Tommy Mottola is a devil" at a party in London in 2002 where he announces he is leaving them, he announced he didn't want anything to do with Sony as far as making them any more money. Look it up on YouTube under "Michael Jackson v's Sony", he despised them i tried putting a link but it didn't work. It will blow your mind when you see it. It was filmed on the 15th June 2002. In this video he holds up a sign that says "Sony Kills" how profound it is now, see it before it gets pulled off by Sony themselves.

1817 days ago
57.

tellitlikeitis    

Katherine is already using the childrens welfare as a pawn. And ploy.

Lady I have to give it to you.......you are definitely a true breed apart......from anything humanely human walking this earth.

1817 days ago
58.

Shar    

IT'S FAMILY MONEY - WHY ARE YOU EVEN COMMENTING ON THIS?
How does Michael Jackson's personal affiairs affect YOU? Go work on your own
finances so you can help out your family when you die.

1817 days ago
59.

London not England    

LISTEN AMERICA....!
DO NOT...I REPEAT...DO...NOT WORRY ABOUT THE JACKSON FAMILY. THAT CASH COW HAS ONLY BEGUN TO MOO.....
I'VE SEEN THE JACKSON FAMILY COMPOUND IN ENCINO....AND IT AIN'T EXACTLY THE SLUMS OF INDIANA ...!
THEY HAVE A SPRRRRRRAWLING ESTATE OUT THERE...AND AS FOR THIS "ALLOWANCE" SHE'S ASKING FOR....IT'S PROBABLY SOMETHING ALONG THE LINES OF $10,000.00 PER WEEK. FOR EACH CHILD!
AND AS FAR AS THOSE SOON TOO BE SPOILED SNOBBISH BRATS.....
WHILE THE REST OF AMERICA IS WONDERING "IF" THEY'LL BE ABLE TO SEND THEIR KIDS TO COLLEGE, OR AFFORD TO GET SICK, OR EVEN KEEP A JOB LONG ENOUGH TO SEE THEIR KIDS GRADUATE FROM HIGH SCHOOL, PARIS, BLANKET AND PRINCE MICHAEL THE 2ND WILL BE JETTING OFF TO PRIVATE SWISS ACADEMY'S AND LIVING THE LIFESTYLE OF THE "WEALTHY AND FAMOUS" FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIVES....
IF THOSE KIDS WERE TEENS RIGHT NOW, THEY'D MAKE THE LIFESTYLE OF PARIS HILTON LOOK LIKE A TRAILER TRASH REUNION.
THEY WILL HAVE FERRARI'S, AND PORSCHE AND DESIGNER CLOTHES UP THE WAZOO.......AND DOING COCAINE WITH ALL THEIR SNOBBY FRIENDS, LIFE SURI CRUISE, AND ANGELINA JOELE'S KIDS!!!!
AND THAT'S JUST THE BEGINNING!
SO DON'T WASTE YOUR SYMPATHIES ON THOSE BRATS!
CAUSE THEY WON'T BE THINKING ABOUT YOU IN YOUR LOWLY LITTLE $250k HOUSE, MAKING YOUR $50k A YEAR SALARY...
TRUST ME!
SO PLEASE, PLEASE DO NOT WORRY

1817 days ago
60.

meme    

it's not 'family' money -- it's Michael Jackson's money and he worked hard for it and stated very clearly in his will what he wanted done after he died. why are mom and pop jackson making it so difficult?

1817 days ago
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