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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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76.

tellitlikeitis    

Katherine and Ole Joe....and Jermaine....and LaToya...and I guess some other family members have made already quite an impressive sum of money from interviews, etc. From off their dead brother and son.
You mean they can't use some of this money to foot the bill for the family expenses.....until they can once again suck off Michaels income.
GREEDY...GREEDY...GREEDY...GREEDY...GREEDY....
pathetic moral paupers.

1916 days ago
77.

beyondsome    

#64. No, you are NOT sure and you do NOT know. You DON'T know anything. Don't assume. You for one may not have any respect for Katherine, but so what! That's you. You don't speak for all people. Whatever happened in that family is between them. This woman lost HER son!! She BURIED her son. For all women who have had to bury their sons, yes, there is great sympathy.

#65. I do not believe they are at "grocery" level, but the gist is: we need money to live on. They are accustomed to living a certain lifestyle. MJ LOVED his mom and his children and provided generously for them during his lifetime and in his Will.

Why is anyone surprised by this court petition? It already belongs to them! Regardless of any debts, he did provide certain percentages of his estate to his mom and to his children. What's wrong with tapping into an allowance for the time being, at least until other issues can be resolved?

1916 days ago
78.

tellitlikeitis    

Yeah....EGGO...that's exactly where she needs to go .....on welfare.....she can't draw any SS except off Ole Joe....which is a paltry sum.....cause he hasn't worked since leaving Gary, Ind. Been sucking off his children all these years. The just sucked off Michael and I guess Janet.
Without Michaels income all these years.....they would have been in dire shape already 30 years ago.
HOW MUCH DOES THIS WORLD EXPECT THAT MICHAEL JACKSON SHOULD KEEP PAYING TO THESE LOSERS?

1916 days ago
79.

texanhere    

What a bunch of freaks Michael had to put up with! Katherine needs to learn to live on her SOCIAL SECURITY! I do ok on it.

1916 days ago
80.

crystal    

HEY JOE JACKSON, WHY DON'T YOU SUPPORT YOUR WIFE?? IF KATHERINE NEEDS MONEY NOW, WHY IS HER HUSBAND NOT GIVING IT TO HER? WONDERING IF HE EVER EVEN SUPPORT HER...WAIT NO, DONT THINK HE DID. MICHAEL SUPPORTED THEM ALL

1916 days ago
81.

Shady    

Yes, Why don't they sell the compound they live on and live in a normal house like the rest of us. Another thing, for year's and year's MJ has given his family, especially his mother million's, I mean million's of dollar's. And they had to file bankrup
to the tune of around 24 million ?????????????? Did they never think to invest ??????????????????? Who goes through money like that besides MJ ????????????? And the Jackson family should have the kid's to raise ????????????
What the hell did they do with all that money over the year's ???????????????
And the kid's should go to the Jackson family ????????????
I don't think so.
They want those kid's for one reason & one reason only $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

Debbie step to it, get your kid's !!!!!!!!!!!!

1916 days ago
82.

MB    

He was a human ATM for all of them. After all, which of them other than Janet have had a decent career? Maybe the mother should get some type of allowance, but I guarantee they'll all be there with their hands out. Didn't take them long...

1916 days ago
83.

Law 34    

The sad thing is that Joe Jackson is not supporting Katherine after all of these years. He is taking the money and all the royalties from the Jackson 5 albums and move to Las Vegas. He is making money off of Michael's Death also.. That's what is sad... The only time you have seen Katherine and Joe together was at the funeral... I don't think I've seen any of the other family members with Joe... They don't want to have anything to do with him. One thing in life we all know is.... u cant choose you father. I wonder was he beating Katherine also?

1916 days ago
84.

welc ome    

DEBBIE THE DOOR IS NOW OPEN TO DO AN EMERGENCY CUSTODY HEARING. GO DO IT GIRL
The truth has begun. She is going to use the children now as a means to get money. I am sure she needs it, since MJ paid everything for her monthly. Perhaps that is why the 40 percent. But his debts have to be evened out , which I am sure the Estate is trying to do. Where are all these helpful people now. You would think they would pitch in while this is going on, they will all benefiet in the end.
The truth is Debbie is going after her children. Those rumours are being spread by the Jacksons. I think Debbie needs to go do an emergency custody hearing as I am sure she can support the chldren and get them out of there , since they can't afford them.

1916 days ago
85.

Womb for one    

The horror; only if only she had another superstar mega rich child to support her - oh wait. Didn't Janet make a few dollars from her TWO DECADES of top hits?

1916 days ago
86.

sfmitch    

She can sell the Encino house and move into Neverland and live for free until the Estate is settled. Michael still owns half of it...she can live in the half that has Michael's ghost roaming in rooms. Let Janet cough up some money. Her last contract was for over $60 million. She's the one with the bucks. She can sell pictures of the kids bathing to US Weekly for a few $100K. Katherine Girl! Get you a cheap digital at Walgreens and start taking some pictures. You're already exploiting them to the 'enth degree, no one is going to think any better or worse of you for getting that frek'n camera.

1916 days ago
87.

Cali MJ Fan    

See Katherine! And you want to replace The Johns as executors? Sheesh. They are willing to go to bat for you (even though your **other** children could take up some of the slack and take it off the shoulders of Michael--even in death).

What about the $450,000+ that Joe made for the interviews? What about the $200,000+ that La Toya made for her interview? There's 3/4 a million right there. The home is in MJ's name so it will be paid for as an expense by the estate/trust. The sons got some money for agreeing to the Tribute in Jamaica. I'm *sure* Jermaine got some money for the World awards he'll be doing tomorrow in Austria (even though they claim he's just getting expenses paid-- while giving an interview from France. France = Austria? hmmm)

Coupon clipping time for Mama Katherine. The kids should get whatever they want. They are the innocents here.



1916 days ago
88.

US_DOJ_Gov    

This sounds fairly reasonable.

This has been the Jackson's childhood home since 1971 after being discovered & becoming wealthy.

Michael Jackson has long paid the monthly bills to his mother's Encino Compound.

With all those children whom Katherine Jackson had... It was Michael Jackson who paid the monthly maintenance costs for several years to his mother's home.

Sounds like a very loyal son.

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1916 days ago
89.

show me the $$    

She has a husband, doesn't she? I guess MJ supported him too through Katherine. What a douche. I thought the creditors get their money before anything gets doled out.




1916 days ago
90.

sfmitch    

Janet ranks #7 of the world's richest woman in entertainment. Her worth is presently at $150 million.
COUGH UP SOME MONEY GIRLFRIEND!

1916 days ago
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