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Katherine's New Lawyer to Estate: Let's Be Fair

4/15/2011 3:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Katherine Jackson has just hired a lawyer to repair the damaged relationship with the Michael Jackson Estate ...trying to unlock some of the money the Estate is raking in and give it to MJ's mom.

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Katherine hired Perry Sanders, a big time litigator who, among other things, was pivotal in securing the publishing rights for the proper owners against Master P and the No Limit Records catalog.

Sanders tells TMZ ... he wants to work with MJ Estate lawyer Howard Weitzman to see if they can reach some sort of common ground.

As TMZ first reported, the Estate is already paying Katherine $26,000 a month.  In addition, the Estate has paid off the mortgage to the Jackson family home, bought her a car, hired a cook and paid for various vacations and other expenses.

Katherine and her people feel they haven't gotten enough dough, given that the Estate has made hundreds of millions of bucks since Michael's death.

For his part, Weitzman tells TMZ, "If Mr. Sanders is in fact Mrs. Jackson's new lawyer, I will be glad to talk to him."

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61.

Sammie    

They are all nuts. Get a hobby.....do something with your time and stop being such a pig. Are you people listening to yourselves?? Not enough money.......God, start living in the real world

1226 days ago
62.

CloBird    

Katherine wants to be on better terms with the estate lawyers?Well,first thing she needs to do is sever the relationship with Howard Mann.The next thing she needs to do is tell the rest of her family to keep their noses out of the estate business.Michael did not include them in his will or trust so they need to stop leaning on Katherine and asking for money.
Katherine also needs to realize that she needs a clear accounting of her monthly expenses so she can approach the estate with all information necessary to figure out a fair allowance.
Katherine also needs to realize that the estate is still in probate,that bills and taxes still need to be paid before she,really Michael's CHILDREN,can see any profits generated through business deals.
I really think the court should appoint a guardian ad litem for Mrs. Jackson.She has no idea of what she is doing and she is being used by family and business partner,Howard Mann.

1226 days ago
63.

mj fan forever    

PLEASE!!! SHE CAN'T LIVE WITH $26,000 PER MONTH.... SHE HAD TO PROVE IN COURT WHAT WERE HER EXPENSES, SHE HAS NO COST, SHE HAS NOT TO PAY ANYTHING TO LIVE AND THAT AMOUNT WAS ESTABLISHED BY THE JUDGE SO SHE'S GETTING WHAT SHE DESERVES BUT FOR A GREEDY WOMAN LIKE KATHERINE IT'S NOT ENOUGH OF COURSE SO SHE DOES NOT EXITATE TO EXPLOIT MICHAEL'S CHILDREN INVOLVING THEM IN HER SHADY BUSINESS AND EXPOSING THEM IN THE MEDIA ALL THE TIME FOR GETTING HER OWN ADVANTAGE, JUST LIKE MICHAEL DID NOT WANT FOR HIS CHILDREN AND SHE HAS NO RESPECT FOR HIM!!! ALL FOR MONEY!!! PROBABLY ALL THE GOLD IN THE WORLD WOULD NOT BE ENOUGH FOR HER!!!!

1226 days ago
64.

Sammie    

To Kim
I am not a big fan of the Jackson family, just Michael, but it kinda makes you feel sad for them at some point. Katherine was used to getting money from Michael while he was alive and dishing it out. When Michael died, the cash train stopped. I feel the family is also having a hard time dealing with the fact that Michael didn't leave anything to them. Only his 3 kids and his mom, and his mom only while she is alive and than her portion reverts back to MJ3. Who knows why he left his will the way he did but him, and they all need to respect his last wishes.


He probably wrote his will this way because he knew his family were a bunch of moochers......he just didn't know how, either 1. His mother was just as bad, or 2. that she could be so easily manipulated by the rest of her family

1226 days ago
65.

Murph    

It is really disturbing reading some of these comments that come from stories that are planted for a purpose. First of all we are only given one little snippet of information from TMZ and then everyone begins to comment based on what is being fed by TMZ. We are never given all sides of any story so for people to judge Katherine or anyone is not fair. Michael Jackson worked his entire life to support his family. Whatever he spent ro whatever he did was his business. For whatever reason we only get all of this crap about Michael Jackson. What if TMZ began to post every extravagent expense Brad and Angelina made or any celebrity with the means to life a lifestyle not a one of us will ever understand. $26,000 a month to run a house of that size is nothing. This family gets lied about and torn to shreds constantly and it's really very sad.

These stories need to be looked at for what they are and what they are meant to do which is to enflame the reader one way or the other.

1226 days ago
66.

??    

26,000 plus expenses plus what is it she gets for the three test tube babies. Guess Joe doesn't have enough for his Viagra bill.

1226 days ago
67.

sofi    

juney,T Bag Jones,CloBird,mj fan forever,i agree with all of you,very well said.

1226 days ago
68.

lisa2    

Greedy greedy woman. The estate is really for the kids she can't stand the fact the the executors have put the estate in order and is paying down debt, no she wants to suck all the cash out now.

Poor MJ, well he did love his mama...

1226 days ago
69.

Biggi    

Poor Michael. He was and is only a moneymakingmachine.
Shame on you Katherine Jackson. You didnt care for Michael and you didnt care for his kids. I feel so bad for MJ3...so sad.

1226 days ago
70.

Biggi    

Poor Michael. He was and is only a moneymakingmachine.
Shame on you Katherine Jackson. You didnt care for Michael and you didnt care for his kids. I feel so bad for MJ3...so sad.

1226 days ago
71.

aston    

It IS odd that Katherine and the children get less than the executors during the probate time, especially since Katherine is of age and can't make will concerning her part of the money. As much as it hurts to think about, it is her right to do what she wants with her money - including feeding Joe and the siblings, the leech HM and that awful foundation that is not Michael's.

I wonder if the estate can work conditions into a new deal. Heal the worlds needs to be audited and researched, as well as Howard Mann. Since Katherine Jackson says she works with him out of need (strange, since she could have gotten a deal with a legitimate book publisher) she should be able to severe ties with him if she gets more money.

While discussing this - please stop being rude to Michael's mother and children. You can express an opinion without it.

1226 days ago
72.

bella    

The MJ Estate has spent 9 million dollars on the care of Katherine and the kids since MJ died. Not quite 2 years. Such poor deprived people. Greedy bastards!

1226 days ago
73.

larry    

i can't beleive some of you think it's ok for everybody to take money from his estate but his family.he's being treated like a SLAVE even in death!!!

1226 days ago
74.

Denisse    

I'm glad the Jacksons don't pay attention to TMZ and their commenters, cause if it was me I would tell them to kiss my ass and sue the pants off these executors. They took MJ money when he was alive and they are taking it now. The will seems outdates and fake to me, I don't feel the family needs to be the administrators/executors, but not that guy who's over it now either!!!

1226 days ago
75.

Marie    

Katherine Jackson wants to pay all of Jermaine Jackson's child support bills with the money Michael Jackson left to take care of his three kids. That's not fair. Why doesn't Jermaine Jackson get a job?

1226 days ago
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