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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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61.

beyondsome    

I don't understand the negative comments about this. There is NOTHING wrong with getting an allowance for herself and the children. Since when is that greedy? You don't know what financial condition the Jacksons are in now. MJ loved his mom and his children and spared nothing for them. Why should they be deprived monetarily until this whole court issue is resolved? Oh, excuse me, for those of you who live under a rock, today's commodity is money and LOTS of it! Try to raise your family without money and see what happens! Test: Go to Ralphs to buy groceries using "love" instead of money as an exchange, and see how far that gets you! haha... they'll throw you out AND laugh at you! If you're short a few cents, you won't get squat!!

Those who are GREEDY are credit card providers! Banks! New car sales! Electronics! Utilities! Many of you people out there use credit cards and have over 20% interest rates, and you think the credit card service is doing YOU a favor??? Hahaha.....paying ALL that interest is STUPID, but it is companies like THESE who are in fact the greedy ones. BUT, you continue to use credit and think nothing of it. Get your thinking straight, will you?! Place greed where it really belongs!

1888 days ago
62.

Sidney    

I don't understand how people have so much knowledge about the family and their means, who lives in the Encino home, how they live, etc. I was a fan of 3T (Tito's children) growing up and they are HUGE overseas. Rebbie was married with her own family before anyone ever heard of the Jackson 5. Everybody knows Janet. Do people honestly believe they are asking for grocery level money? These children lived like royalty and their dad's estate is there for that purpose - to continue the standard of living they were accustomed. And that being said, isn't it typical for people with considerable wealth as MJ had to foot the bill for extended family members? Why do people feel specifically like the Jacksons should go out and get "real" jobs when many other rich people's relatives do not?

1888 days ago
63.

Sad    

The children should be raised out of love and not for the money.

1888 days ago
64.

tellitlikeitis    

Lordy...Lordy....Katherine and Joseph readily give us defenders of Michaels Last Will and Testament and his memory SO MUCH daily fodder to vent our anger and amazement upon.
It seems that they are the epitome of an unending cesspool of GREED and opportunism.

1888 days ago
65.

whatever    

Maybe Auntie Janet should write the checks to her parents now. Katherine Jackson. Oh wait she isnt going to do that because MJ always did. I dont feel sorry for any of these Jacksons not while the rest of the world is struggling to make rent and pay bills. Maybe she should have been setting a nest egg aside all those years her son was writing her checks.

1888 days ago
66.

London not England    

LISTEN AMERICA....!
DO NOT...I REPEAT...DO...NOT WORRY ABOUT THE JACKSON FAMILY OR THE JACKSON KIDS. THAT CASH COW
IS JUST BEGINNING TO MOO.....!~! THERE ARE GOING TO BE SO MANY BOOKS WRITTEN ON THIS GUY AND HIS SEX-PLOITS.....EVERY GROWN MAN THAT WAS A LITTLE BOY AT HIS RANCH...EVERY MAID, EVERY BUTLER....HELL..I MIGHT EVEN SIT DOWN AND WRITE ONE, AND MY EX-STEP MOTHER IS THE FEMALE DANCER - MONSTER NEXT TO HIM ON HIS RIGHT IN THE "THRILLER" VIDEO....LORRAINE FIELDS!~! SHE GETS A RESIDUAL CHECK EVERY TIME YOU SEE THAT VIDEO....!

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, LIKE SURI CRUISE, AND ANGELINA JOELE'S, and MADONNA'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

1888 days ago
67.

Sue    

So Kathrine was living in that lavish house on Michaels DIME
SO what has Joe been contributing to his families up bringing all these years
So without Michael they would all have nothing

1888 days ago
68.

crystal    

$$$$$$$$ This family have thought of nothing but $$$$$$$ since Michael died. Michaels death has been the best thing that has happened to them because, now they finally have control of HIS money. Michael should have left every penny of his estate to his children, and the charitable organizations he cared about. Katherine should have gotten an allowance, and thats IT. I heard the family is also suing for wrongful death. Every penny of that should go to his children as well, if they ever get it. This family is a disgrace, and should e ashamed of themselves. Only wish these children wouldnt had been so young because, now they are stuck with these money hungry people

1888 days ago
69.

tellitlikeitis    

65......are you a fool...or are you just crazy?
MJ has been footing the bill for these lazy no goods for 40 YEARS......
Now you are saying that because Michaels children are having to live amongst them.....that the Jackson clan should be entitled to the same lifestyle that these children were accustomed to with their Dad?
THIS WAS EXACTLY THE INTENTIONS OF KATHERINE AND JOSEPH FOR SEIZING THE CHILDREN AND THE ASSETS ONLY 3 DAYS AFTER THEIR SON WAS DEAD. DECLARING THAT MJ HAD DIED INTESTATE.

1888 days ago
70.

Sidney    

What percentage of 80YO women do people think live well without their children's financial support? And what percentage of women from that generation possibly never worked and never expected to outlive their children? Don't hate on Mrs. Jackson because her son was able to offer her a much higher level of financial support than most. It's his money, his mother and more power to them. Regardless of what people think about her, her son wanted her to have everything. If he was alive, do you think there is anything he would deny her? These child have grown accustomed to a much higher standard of living as well - MJ would not want them wanting for anything while the courts figure out details of executorship and custody.

1888 days ago
71.

Hussie    

Why doesn't Katherine do what every other person facing these tough economic times has to do?...Oh, that's right, SHE'S TOO OLD TO RAISE KIDS...
Looks like she'll be in the Welfare lines before you know it...
Way to be a Patriarch, Joe...Where's this loving, caring "family" that you pat yourself on the back over all the time?...Janet has money, lots of money, and even she won't help the kids?...Why was it Michaels responsibility to financially support YOUR wife?...

1888 days ago
72.

DD    

IT'S ALL ABOUT THE MONEY.................. EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THE JACKSONS HAS IT, BUT WANTS ALL OF MICHAELS!!!! SO GOD DAMN SAD. THEY ARE SO USED TO LIVING THE RICH WAY, I THINK THEY HAVE TO LEARN TO ADJUST FOR A LITTLE WHILE LONGER TO THE REAL WORLS IF THEY ARE COMPLAINING. JUST BECAUSE HE WAS A CELEB DOESNT MEAN THAT THE COURT CASES SHOULD BE TREATED ANY DIFFERFENT THEN ANYONE ELSE----- AND IF IS---------------WHAT A GREAT WAY TO SPEND MICHAEL'S DOLLARS ON THINGS THAT WOULD COME IN TIME WITH PATIENCE....................

I HOPE JANET GETS THESE CHILDREN.............

MAY MICHAEL BE ABLE TO REST IN PEACE ONE DAY. I REALLY DON'T THINK THAT HE WILL BECAUSE NOTHING IS GOING TO EVER END........ EVERY DAY THERE IS GOING TO BE ANOTHER STORY THAT THE PRESS RELEASES AND WHO THE HELL KNOWS WHAT IS TRUE.

WHEN THEY GROW UP I AM SURE HIS CHIDLREN ARE GOING TO HAVE ALLOT TO SHARE WITH THE WORLD------ THE SIDE OF MICHAEL NO ONE KNEW

TRY READING "UNMASED" BY IAN HALPERIN---------- THERE IS ALLOT IN THERE THATNONE OF US EVER KNEW FROM A MAN WHO WANTED TO FRAME JACKSON AND FIND HIM GUILTY OF MOLESTATION AFTER HE WAS FOUND "NOT GUILTY", INSTEAD HIM, HIMSELF CAME OUT WITH THE FACT OF EXTORATION INSTEAD OF MOLESTATION------------IT WAS GREED THE KILLED MICHAEL-----EVERYONE WANTED HIS HARD EARNED MONEY

THE BOOK WAS GREAT-----------------THANK YOU IAN FOR SEADING SOME LIGHT ONTO MICHAELS LIFE ABOUT SOME OF THE THINGS WE NEVER KNOW------------------FUNNY HOW THE MEDIA DON'T LET YOU IN ON THE GOOD STUFFF



EVERYONE LIED AND KILLED A BEAUTIFUL GIFT THAT GOD GAVE US IN 1954------------

1888 days ago
73.

EGGO    

I have never known Katherine Jackson to sing or perform. Michael took care of his mother. Now that he's dead, I don't see anything wrong with asking for money (that he left to her). If they weren't the Jacksons...she would be applying for soical security, What do yall want her to do? Go on welfare!!!

1888 days ago
74.

crystal    

Michael was supporting that WHOLE family, paying every bill, etc for them. He supported Jermaine and his family and everyone else that lived, or still lives there. Joe Jackson never provided for his family. Michael may have been cold to this his family because of the way they were but he never stopped supporting them...All these Jacksons can go straight to hell now, acting like they care. Michaels death has now given them more pocket change, brothers going on tour, Joe making money doing interviews, etc. Cant stand any of them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1888 days ago
75.

MyThoughts    

I notice a sudden departure of the good ol' Rev. (cough, cough) Al and Jesse Jackson. Can't they help a brotha or sista? Ummm....No. There is nothing in it for them anymore. Another point....why can't the Jackson "men" get a job? What a bunch of BUMS!! Especially Joe Jackson. Much as I hate to admit it, their cash cow IS gone and they just are clueless. Wow. What a shame. If they cannot afford to keep themselves afloat, how can they raise 3 kids? Maybe they should start by selling the "compound" they live in and live in something they can afford.

1888 days ago
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