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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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ipoopedmyselfandismellnow    

give them back to their dad Mark Lester. They might have a chance att growing up normal then xx peace out

731 days ago
17.

Patti    

this family is a mess.....we all know Janet doesn't need the money....not sure about the rest...but you can now see why Michael self medicated himself....way to much responsibility for one person to have to deeal with.....if this is happening after his death....god only knows what was going on during his life.....

731 days ago
18.

Rhubino    

Wow Paris sure has some intense eyes.

731 days ago
19.

Judy    

I always thought Katherine was not the right person to be guardian because she's too old and too easily manipulated by her loser children and Joe. I hope she is removed as guardian and the court appoints someone more reliable.

731 days ago
20.

Keyser Söze    

I swear, this family... no wonder Michael didn't want anything to do with them.

731 days ago
21.

AlwaysOnTimeB    

Great move by the Executors!!! I couldn't agree more. The children are certainly NOT safe where they are right now.

731 days ago
22.

Sonja    

About time!

731 days ago
23.

Jay W.     

This is one ugly mess ! Can't trust the family... but who the hell knows if you can trust the Executors. In this day and age... greed thrives.

731 days ago
24.

happypat35    

Give them to Reba or Janet-they will have their best interest at heart....

731 days ago
25.

Joe    

I think this family needs some therapy. Hopefully they see that their actions and problems are going to be seen like a circus to the media. And that is just a bad environment for the grandkids to be around.

731 days ago
26.

Blue    

Never thought much of Paris until now. That little lady has balls of steel, standing up to that bunch of looser relatives and protecting her brothers and herself. Kinda like a hero in a Disney movie defending aganist all the bumbling greedy relatives. Her dad would be pround of her.

731 days ago
27.

anony    

He was absolutely not the biological father of any of those kids.

731 days ago
28.

Jordan    

I guess this is one way for the no good jealous no talent Jackson Kids to stay famous because everyone knows they have no talent and the brothers tour who wants to see them Michael was always the attraction of the group without him they became nothing no one had a second thought about them. Now Michaels kids are higher up with talent than his siblings.

731 days ago
29.

Ace    

Let Joe have them!

731 days ago
30.

dorothy2295    

why the hell does janet think the will is fake? she dosen't need the money. she the only in the family left with a career.

731 days ago
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