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Michael Jackson Estate

Executors Support Temp

Guardian for MJ's Kids

7/24/2012 8:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The executors of Michael Jackson's estate will go to court to support a move for a temporary guardian for Michael's 3 kids.

TMZ has learned ... papers are being drafted by the lawyer for someone who will ask the probate judge in the Estate case for the temporary guardianship. We do not know the identity of that person, however, we are told the Estate is drafting legal docs supporting the temporary guardianship.

We're told the person seeking the temporary guardianship is also filing legal docs claiming Katherine Jackson -- who is currently the legal guardian of MJ's 3 kids -- has been effectively kidnapped by Michael's siblings, and as a result they are without supervision.

Sources very familiar with the situation tell TMZ ... the executors feel responsible for protecting the kids ... since the kids are the primary beneficiaries of their father's estate. As such, the executors will support a temporary guardian for the kids.

As we previously reported, Katherine went off the radar more than a week ago leaving her grandkids behind as Janet, Jermaine, Randy, Rebbie and Tito executed a long-standing plan to convince Katherine that Michael's will was a fraud and the executors had to go.

Sources tell us ... this plan has been in the works for months, but here's the problem ... Even if the will was invalidated, MJ's brothers and sisters would get zilch because the prior will also gives them nothing.

And, although we're told Randy wants to make a move to replace the executors, that would never happen. First of all, the executors will not be removed. And second, even if they were removed, the court would never appoint someone with no background in finances.

We're told there will not be a court hearing today on a temporary guardianship, but it could happen in the next few days.

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166.

M    

Granny's in on the plot. Now the siblings can say something to the effect-See Mother, we went to get them and the Estate would not let us bring your own grandchildren to you.

736 days ago
167.

Caroline    

Did someone forget to take Wills and Trusts in law school? I thought the existence of a new will would automatically revoke any and all previous wills. The previous will can't be resurrected since it's already been invalidated by the later will. So if the last will were somehow invalidated wouldn't MJ have died intestate?

736 days ago
168.

janet    

Katherine Jackson has no say or was ever in control of the kids trust funds. That is all through Michael Jacksons estate.


Have to admit I'm surprised at Rebbie and Janet. Janet has a ton of money she also made on her own. Sponge off her and leave your mom, dead brother and his kids alone.

736 days ago
169.

unicorn40    

Biological or not they are Michael Jacksons kids and they are nice kids. I wouldn't trust any of that family right now. LaToya NOT being involved would bother me at this point too. What if it's some kind of a plan to keep her out of that, so she can get the kids legally. Then they may all have some kind of access to the money through her. I feel bad for those kids. Somebody not related at all to that family should legally get them.

736 days ago
170.

Carrie    

Sounds to me like the Jackson siblings are just trying to get a piece of the pie. They haven't worked in years and have no real prospect to make money so they will don what they can to get Michael's money! Shame on all of you!!

736 days ago
171.

Italia    

Sadly, Katherine Jackson is NOT able to protect the children from the vultures known as Janet, Randy and Jermaine Jackson. These kids need serious protection. The Grandmother should certainly maintain residence with the kids because that's what the kids want, but the disinherited bothers and sisters are apparently dangerous to MJ's heirs. It sure looks like Janet, Randy and Jermaine will stop at nothing to get that money.
They probably kidnapped Katherine to steal her $70,000 a month MJ left her.

736 days ago
172.

Hamptonsdude    

Geeze, maybe Michael's "brothers and sisters" can go dig up his bones and sell them on EBay.
Disgusting behavior.
Go get jobs!

736 days ago
173.

LCS27    

actually the small one ha ssome MJ's traces

736 days ago
174.

dd    

What do Paris's brothers have to say about all of this?

736 days ago
175.

Neek    

I have read the entire four page letter sent to Mr. Branca and Mr. McClain (executors of the estate) asking for their resignation and I think the siblings made some good points there. I'm not convinced, like most readers here that the executors are the only ones concerned for the children. Just as I'm not convinced that ALL the Jackson's are greedy. Janet does not need the money. She is very wealthy and has been very careful with her money over the years and she just recently came off a very successful world tour. Not to mention she is engaged to a billionaire. Also, Rebbie Jackson does not strike me as someone who is motivated by greed. She walked away from the industry by her own volition, choosing to focus on her husband and children.

736 days ago
176.

LCS27    

I think this is the worst family in the history of planet earth.

736 days ago
177.

Jan    

OPRAH should allow the kids to move in with her. Oprah has the money and power to stand up to the siblings. NO Jackson should be guardian except Katherine. If Katherine and Diana Ross are not available, then Oprah is the best choice.

736 days ago
178.

Honeys Booboo    

Paris looks like a rabid raccoon.

736 days ago
179.

Amy    

And now you know why MJ kept those kids away from his siblings ...money hungry pieces of crap! I am shocked Janet Jackson would be a part of this

736 days ago
180.

MmhmmYeaOkWhatever    

I feel for these kids. They just want to live comfortably and have moral support from their family and the family....(well at least Randy and Janet)..are worried about getting the will overturned so they can have a cut of MJs $500m. Don't they have enough of their own money??? For Christ's sake these are his children they deserve the money and since they are under 18 I believe the majority should be put into trusts until they are 18 the rest should be used to provide food, shelter, and necessities until they can have access to their trusts. And just a thought but since none of these kids are 18 isn't it neglect to leave them without supervision for 9 days....and I have seen the video of Janet and Randy bombarding these kids and what Janet did to Paris can be considered battery in a court of law. I just hope they can find someone who isn't worried about the money to take guardianship of these kids so they don't have to be worried about being harassed by their own family.

736 days ago
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