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Joe Jackson -- I Won't Be There ... Much

8/4/2009 6:54 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

We just got a declaration from Joe Jackson, filed with the court, and Joe makes it clear -- he supported Michael Jackson's decision to make his wife Katherine the guardian of Michael's 3 kids .. and Joe makes it clear he will keep his distance.

Joe says in the declaration: "I have had a close family relationship with these grandchildren since their birth. I do visit the family residence from time to time and will continue to do so, however I will not be involved in raising the children."

Joe continues, "I understand that all decision-making authority regarding the children will rest with Katherine Jackson. Katherine Jackson is a wonderful caretaker and guardian, and has done an excellent job raising our children and other grandchildren."


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46.

planecrazyrobin    

Why did the Judge not ask for the children to have to submit to a paternanty test prior to granting guardianship?

1844 days ago
47.

Stephen    

How is it that none of the Jackson's are willing to admit that Joe Jackson abused them, except Michael and La Toya (which she has not mentioned in the past several years, but was open about in the late 1980's and early 1990's)? They all seem intent on being viewed as this perfect family...which we all know is not true.

1844 days ago
48.

ldj    

If Katherine and Joe are legally married, can she make a will that prevents Joe from getting any money from Michael's estate if she were to die before him? In other words, in California is inheritance considered to be community property?

1844 days ago
49.

who the hell    

Can you please prove/disprove that Joe took the boys and basically moved to LA, leaving Katherine the girls and Randy in Indiana. Was Katherine probably unaware that Joe had become an abuser. He had little time with the kids in Indian as he worked 2 jobs. So the abuse most likely started in LA.

1844 days ago
50.

Paparazzo@frog.cc    

Look at Joe's photo. The old sinner is singing the blues!

1844 days ago
51.

patriciad    

Why would Joe go on record and state he would not be around much if he was not guilty of what Michael was saying. Could it be because Dr. Klein is making a big stink about it?

1844 days ago
52.

Bee562    

Since Joe Jackson wasn't there for Michael Jackson when he was here on this earth, why wouldn't he want to make up his father flaws by taking care of Michael Jackson's children?

1844 days ago
53.

Ina    

Who cares ?! MJ is dead those kids aren't his real children and Joe Jackson is like 80 years old he can't do notthing now he did all he wanted to poor Michael and look the result : Michael dead everybody happy..
My heart is crying only for Michael he had a rough time whole his life and then somebody just walks into his life and kills him. * oh God please let Karma strike..! *

RIP - Michael (F)

1844 days ago
54.

Joan Rooney    

Why does Joe Jackson believe that Omer is Michael's son even when those close to Michael (even Omer himself) say that it isn't true?

1844 days ago
55.

Yoga    

Question: one of your articles states that Dr Klein is concerned for the children and names the 2 older children. Why, do you think, is Blanket not mentioned? Is it really true that Omer wants a DNA test to check parternity, he really does look like MJ.

1844 days ago
56.

Laura    

Why does the Jackson family tell Michael's fans where he is buried? Do you know where he is at right now? Is it true he is in a freezer?

Laura

1844 days ago
57.

kim    

I won't be there much, (just long enough to pick up my paycheck!)

1844 days ago
58.

jakr    

I have a few questions. Where does Joe live? Not with Katherine? Also, does Michael have another son...the one that was at the memorial service with the family? Both he and Blanket ACTUALLY LOOK like Michael. Also, it was first reported that Debbie Rowe would receive money even after the death of Michael in the agreement she and Michael had. I heard yesterday that the agreement and payments would end at the time of his death. Is this true? Did Debbie get a new settlement with Katherine?

1844 days ago
59.

Tracy    

Is it possible for any of jackson's previous doctors to be prosecuted if the investigation finds that they administered the drug propofol in the past?

1844 days ago
60.

James Bailey    

Why has Joe so quickly changed his tune concerning the custody and his role in the lives of the children ?

1844 days ago
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