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Judge Checks in on Michael Jackson's Kids

10/2/2009 5:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

A hearing is underway in Michael Jackson's probate case -- the judge wants to know how the three kids are doing. And some family members may try and boot John Branca as executor under the will.

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UPDATE 5:27 PM ET -- All done.

UPDATE 5:25 PM ET -- Billie Jean Jackson objects!!!! To what, we don't know.

UPDATE 5:17 PM ET -- Howard Weitzman, who reps Branca and McClain, asked the judge to extend the co-Special Administrators powers through the end of the year. The judge saw it Weitzman's way, and gave the pair basically the same power as executors of the estate would have, with one string attached -- they have to loop in Katherine Jackson and the Guardian Ad Litem for the kids for any deals they negotiate.

UPDATE 5:05 PM ET -- Katherine Jackson's attorney, Burt Levitch, just told the judge the family would rather see a member of the family be the administrator of Jackson's estate.

UPDATE 4:44 PM ET
-- A motion to seal several business agreements was granted.

UPDATE 4:41 PM ET -- The judge has received a report from the court investigator that says kids are doing well. The judge called it "an excellent report."

UPDATE 4:37 PM ET -- The judge has taken the bench.

UPDATE 4:31 PM ET -- But fear not ... Billie Jean Jackson is in the house!!!

UPDATE 4:28 PM ET -- We originally thought Katherine Jackson, Michael's mother and the guardian of his three kids, would be at the hearing -- but now we've learned she will not be. We're told she was all set to come, but then backed out when she heard Joe Jackson would be there.
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91.

Helen    

Ok, what are we missing? WHAT WAS THE "SMOKING GUN" OXMAN MENTIONED?

TMZ, you got some 'splaining to do.

1762 days ago
92.

homie1kanobe    

The judge made the right decision to keep Michaels Administrators in place. If A Jackson member took control,Michaels estate would vanish.Michael hired the right people to keep the estate making money.What family member do they want in charge?lol It's a freakin joke that they even asked.They are getting so close to being tossed out of Michael Estate.But they continue to go against Michaels wishes. All I can say the whole family are money grubbing low lifes

1762 days ago
93.

Pearl Jr    

On Michael's Birthday (August 29th), I sent out a massive eblast telling whoever I could that the media continues their slander by spreading the vicious lie that MJ was addicted to narcotics, but the TRUTH is, he simply needed to sleep.

Please note that no narcotic prescription medicine like Xanax, Demerol, and Oxycotin, nor alcohol and no pills were found his stomach. All of that was media lies and quickness to make the King of Pop look like the worst drug addict the world has ever seen.

Just like before, the media owes Mr. Jackson and his family a huge apology!

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We are continuing our mission to protect the proper and deserved legacy of the King of Pop!

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1762 days ago
94.

Real Truth    

To 69 on Oct 2nd 2009 by Helen

Under the Guide Lines of the WILL

MJ Did NOT want His Mother or any other Jackson
family member to have control of the MONEY.
PLUS !!!!! MJ Gave His Mother 40% of the Money
God, Is that Not Enough for the GREEDY Winch and
the rest of those Cling Ons !!!!
Damn, Just Get a F ing Job You Worthless
Bags of Crap...

1762 days ago
95.

Missy    

@64 and 65


I agree with what you both say! Michael knew what he was doing with his will and it should be honored! That woman needs some mental help..like yesterday!!

1762 days ago
96.

janalal4    

I LIKE this judge!! Seems like he's onto the Jackson's "game"! I guess it's obvious why Joe showed up today!

1762 days ago
97.

oreo    

This is b.s we know how to manage things..just look at how good latoya, jermaine etc, etc careers turned out to be. We are the jackson family, there aint nothing we can't do.

1762 days ago
98.

SHEILAB_UK    

To #78
You are so right. I am so pleased BRANCA is still there it's what MICHAEL wanted. But the JACKSON'S will NOT let it rest there they will think of another way round it, they want CONTROL badly.

1762 days ago
99.

Helen    

Janalal, it's KATHERINE'S son, Katherine is taking raising the children. You are telling me Michael trusted her enough to entrust her his MOST TREASURED (children) but he left his estate to a man he SUPPOSEDLY hired A WEEK BEFORE HIS DEATH? I don't believe that will is valid? Either forged or signed under the influence

IS MICHAEL JACKSON'S WILL VALID? (Elaborate Murder Conspiracy, Part 1)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kvu301ATe_0


WHO HERE CAN GUARANTEE THAT BRANCA HAS CHILDREN'S INTEREST AT HEART?
Don't raise your hands all at once. I'll wait

I am NOT saying Katherine should run the estate, i am saying she should be informed about the financial decisions made by the executors. In her shoes, most of us would feel the same. Except what she is given, she has NO RIGHT TO QUESTION DEALINGS OF THE ESTATE, that's NOT settling that some stranger can do whatever with her son's money

1762 days ago
100.

blue pen    

If a member of this family takes over Katherine's 40 percent will go up in smoke. This thing has GREED written all over it.

1762 days ago
101.

Helen    

Check the new post

Jackson family at court

BUT NO AUDIO, TMZ FIX THE AUDIO PLZ

1762 days ago
102.

nan    

if mrs jackson passed away,who gets her share ?her surviving children?would nt that be the only time the rest of the jackson would have any rights involved?the money doesnt go back to mj kids ,does it...he didnt mention any of his siblings in the will.they should not be invoved at all.what does it mean they would feel better if a jackson was adminastraor?only kids and mom are in the will .i hope the kids lawyers are watching out for them.the people will take them to the cleaners

1762 days ago
103.

Ben    

88. Wow Wacko shure is Ugly.

Posted at 5:50PM on Oct 2nd 2009 by OhWell

Um, and we're all so certain that you're some hot piece of work! Hot steaming piece of SOMEthing, that's a given. Keep you immature comments for your favorite Marilyn Manson snot thread, buttnard!

1762 days ago
104.

janalal4    

85. Janalal, it's KATHERINE'S son, Katherine is taking raising the children. You are telling me Michael trusted her enough to entrust her his MOST TREASURED (children) but he left his estate to a man he SUPPOSEDLY hired A WEEK BEFORE HIS DEATH? I don't believe that will is valid? Either forged or signed under the influence

IS MICHAEL JACKSON'S WILL VALID? (Elaborate Murder Conspiracy, Part 1)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kvu301ATe_0


WHO HERE CAN GUARANTEE THAT BRANCA HAS CHILDREN'S INTEREST AT HEART?
Don't raise your hands all at once. I'll wait

I am NOT saying Katherine should run the estate, i am saying she should be informed about the financial decisions made by the executors. In her shoes, most of us would feel the same. Except what she is given, she has NO RIGHT TO QUESTION DEALINGS OF THE ESTATE, that's NOT settling that some stranger can do whatever with her son's money

Posted at 5:44PM on Oct 2nd 2009 by Helen

Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2009/10/02/judge-checks-in-on-michael-jacksons-kids/6#c22064351#ixzz0SokpsIH9

Yes, that's EXACTLY what I believe. I think Michael trusted her with his children because she was a mother. It is what she is capable of & obviously Michael felt she was a good choice TO BE THE GUARDIAN. Please don't forget Michael has already had to bail them out of bankruptcy & save the family home from being foreclosed on!! This family sucks when it comes to handling money! Think about it: as much money as Katherine & Joe made from managing the Jackson 5 all those years & managed to go BANKRUPT! People appoint administrators to manage their estates ALL the time. Why should Michael just hand over all his hard earned money when CLEARLY he didn't consider his father a good business man. He didn't TRUST Joe & knew that if he left his mother in charge of the estate that Joe would get his hands on the money. HE KNEW EXACTLY WHAT HE WAS DOING! Don't make it sound like Branca just suddenly "appeared" in Michael's life. They had a very long history together & Michael considered him a trusted friend for a very long time. Michael was "famous" for suddenly banishing people at a whim! I think he realized after awhile how loyal Branca had been & brought him back into the fold. Branca is NOT going to screw Katherine. She will get her 40% but that isn't enough for Katherine & these greedy-ass lawyers she has hired. I'm telling you if Katherine gets her hands on that estate there will be NOTHING left for those children at all! She'll just be standing there saying, "Gosh, I don't know WHAT happened to it"!

1762 days ago
105.

Real Truth    

TO 85 Posted at 5:44PM on Oct 2nd 2009 by Helen


What are You going to do now ?
Tell Who Really Killed JFK...

It is The Will, The Up to date and Only Will..

MJ Killed him self with a little Help From The Good Doc.< QUACK>

He was NOT Murdered. The Jacksons may have TRIED !!!
JOE was at MJs the Night Before, Maybe He Drugged MJ.

1762 days ago
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