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Michael Jackson Estate

Judge Approves Move

To Sell Michael's House

2/23/2012 5:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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The Michael Jackson Estate just got the ok from a judge to sell the Hayvenhurst mansion which Michael and the rest of the family called home for decades, and buy another home for Katherine and MJs kids.

But here's the thing.   We've learned the Estate doesn't want to sell Hayvenhurst -- at least for now, because it's being extensively renovated.  But the Estate now has the green light to proceed whenever it chooses.

And the judge made another order -- allowing the executors to put $30 million in the Jackson Family Trust for the benefit of Katherine, Michael's kids, and his charities.

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Katherine's lawyer, Perry Sanders, tells TMZ, "It is our understanding that the motion to sell Hayvenhurst was withdrawn and this is merely for permission to buy a different place for the beneficiaries to reside."  He adds, "Neither Mrs. Jackson nor Michael's children want Hayvenhurst to be sold and we are not aware of any intention on the part of the estate to resubmit a request to sell the family home."

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46.

Marie    

They should turn Havenhurst like Graceland where people can pay to see where the Jacksons used to live.

950 days ago
47.

Mark    

ermaine Jackson (@jermjackson5)
Posted Saturday 25th February 2012 from Twitlonger

HAYVENHURST IS NOT BEING SOLD. I can assure you that Mother's position remains the same and I'm told the Estate is honoring her strong wishes.

As I understand it, what has happened is a technical requirement where a judge has approved the right to sell in the theoretical event that Mother changes her mind. But, for as long as her advisors have her interests and wishes at heart, she won't.

I hope the Estate releases a statement to reassure the fans and end all ambiguity about the sacrosanct nature of Hayvenhurst's long-term future.

950 days ago
48.

Siggisis    

Actually it is sad that talent is FOR SALE

950 days ago
49.

sofi    

The judge should have taken that decision after Michael's passing away.His children would have lived in a new house with their grandmother ONLY and NOONE ELSE.

950 days ago
50.

Cuvelier L    

It's crazy to sold this house, It's Michael who buy it and make it new. Please make it a museum, like GraceLand, The estate must rebuy all the personnal things of michael (like those sell by julian's). Be respectfull.

948 days ago
51.

Luz    

I think not selling the house is the best decision. After you live in the same place for over 20 years, moving into a strange house can kill you. Specially Katherine. She raised her children and have too many memories of Michael Jackson there.

945 days ago
52.

Luz    

Maybe that's the reason she needs to move. I hope she will be happier in the new house, and that she can move on. God Bless her!

945 days ago
53.

Dose Of Reality    

And the money continues to just float away. It's still a pretty bad time to sell, especially a home like that. Countdown until they're all broke.


And by the way, thanks for the wonderful picture of her snot rag.

941 days ago
54.

Santos Sabrina    

non non non non non it's mine

795 days ago
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