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Tito's Son TJ

To Seek Temp Guardianship

of MJ's Kids

7/24/2012 9:27 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Tito Joe Jackson
, aka TJ, the 34-year-old son of Michael Jackson's brother Tito, is having his lawyer draft legal docs in a bid to become temporary guardian of MJ's 3 kids ... TMZ has learned.

People familiar with the situation tell TMZ ... Paris, Prince and Blanket all want TJ to be their guardian because they believe Katherine -- their current guardian -- has effectively been kidnapped by MJ's siblings.  The kids haven't seen Katherine in 9 days.

Under California law, a judge would not grant a temporary guardian for teenagers unless the kids were on board with the selection, and we're told all 3 kids are down with it.  We're told TJ has often acted like a parent to the kids and they love him.

As we first reported ... the Michael Jackson Estate is standing by and will support TJ's bid to become the temporary guardian if asked by the Probate judge.

Just 15 hours ago, TJ tweeted to Paris, "I know it's completely unfair for them to do this to you and your brothers. We will keep trying. I love you."

By the way, TJ is married with kids and is in a band with his 2 brothers.  And get this ... he was Kim Kardashian's first love.  Check out what looks like their prom pic.

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One final point ... sources connected to MJ's siblings tell TMZ Michael's brothers and sisters are turning on each other.  One brother has secretly been telling people he does not support what the others are doing to Katherine.

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136.

i'm a lawyer!    

The Jacksons are ridiculous. Can they be anymore obvious? MJ's kid will never have to work a day in their lives and his broke ass brothers are doing everything in their power to get a little bit of that money.

734 days ago
137.

tansubh    

What they need is a guardian appointed by the state. TJ always seemed like a decent guy, close to MJ and the kids even before MJ died, but since his dad is in on this whole situation I'd still think a court appointed guardian would be best to be involved, should TJ get guardianship. At this point I'd like to see them go to Debbie to be honest...

734 days ago
138.

tansubh    

If nothing else this shows that MJ raised his kids to think for themselves, well aware of the familys inner workings. They know how things work, and seem to be very level headed, especially the way Paris speaks out in public via twitter. I don't know why the court has not stepped in yet..

734 days ago
139.

Wellington     

Sadly, this is the kind of family drama Michael tried so hard to shield his children from. Now they're in the middle of it. Law enforcement needs to speak with Katherine face to face, and she needs to be made aware of what her grandchildren are being put through and because of the actions of her children she may lose guardianship of her grandchildren. I too wonder how safe the children will be with any Jackson family member, but if TJ is willing and the children don't object, I don't see the court not approving it. I do think restraining orders should be issued against all the family members who have been involved in harassing the children.

734 days ago
140.

melody    

In a new twist, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned that Randy and Jermaine asked Michael Jackson’s estate to pay for their child support!

The Jackson 5 singers approached the estate to help them with the fees for their former wife Alejandra Genevieve Oaziaza – who Randy, 56, and Jermaine, 57, each have two kids with.

The pair made the desperate move in the last 12 months after they had grave concerns they could face jail.

“Both Randy and Jermaine were behind on their child support payments - the only way they felt they could pay it was through Michael’s estate,” an insider revealed.
“Jermaine’s kids Jaafar and Jermajesty and Randy’s sons Donte and Randy Jr. were moved into a condo in San Fernando Valley owned by the estate to help with the legal fees a few years back.

“But, despite that, Randy and Jermaine felt they needed extra help and they pleaded with the estate’s lawyer for help.

“They were concerned that they could face jail time or even more charges in fines for falling behind on child support.

“However, their request was shot down immediately as the estate has no legal obligations to Michael’s siblings,” the source said.

734 days ago
141.

melody    


Michael Jackson's ex-wife, Debbie Rowe, the mother of his children Prince and Paris, is extremely concerned for Katherine Jackson, and she’s vigorously monitoring the situation, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.
"Debbie is actively monitoring the situation and is extremely concerned for Katherine. She has tremendous respect and love for Katherine and is also concerned for the children and is angry that Paris has been unable to talk to Katherine for the past week," a source close to the situation tells Radar.

"While Debbie hasn't been a strong presence in the children's lives, she loves them tremendously and is concerned for their well being," the insider says. "Debbie and Katherine were able to reach an out of court custody agreement in the months after Michael died. Debbie had no interest in fighting Katherine for custody of the children. However, if Katherine has suffered a health setback, this could very easily end up back in court because Debbie has very strong feelings about Michael's siblings having any role in caring for the children."

734 days ago
142.

TJ    

Lot of similarities with the Kardashian family. Joe Jackson= Kris Jenner. Ruthless ambition and love of $$$$$, exploitation of their very own children. Sad.

734 days ago
143.

Lola    

First the sibs said Katherine was tired and needed bed rest, so they whisked her away to Arizona without telling anyone or letting her contact anyone. Next you hear them admit that this is part of a 3-year plot concocted to separate Katherine from the kids and everybody from the money.

If your mother is tired (with nannies, maids, bodyguards, drivers, lots of money), then the logical thing to do would be to go stay with her to help her out, not to kidnap her and cause more worldwide stress and publicity. I don't see anybody offering to actually help Katherine, if she needs help. I personally doubt she needs any help, as I'm sure she's got plenty of help. Did these sibs really think through this plan, that no one would protest Katherine's unexplained, prolonged absence from her own home? That the media and the world wouldn't step in to question what's going on? That Janet's request for the children's passports would go unnoticed and unquestioned? They like to take refuge in some Muslim country where they have ties. Remember at least one of the brothers is muslim.

734 days ago
144.

eric    

TMZ YOUR SOURCES ARE FULL OF ****!

734 days ago
145.

Butterfly    

HEY, EVERYBODY!!! ONCE AND FOR ALL, ARMENIANS ARE W-H-I-T-E ! ! ! THERE ARE NO BLACKS IN THEIR HISTORY OF CENTURIES.
K K is HALF Armenian on her FATHER'S side which means ANY BLACK in her veins comes from HER MOTHER , PERIOD ! ! ! GET IT ? ? ? Those of you who know EVERYTHING , pull out some history books and LEARN something instead of making FOOLS OF YOURSELVES believing you know what you are talking about. You could not be MORE WRONG! ! !

734 days ago
146.

Thorn    

This is too strange. Why not locate Mrs. Jackson first, speak with her in person about what has happened and her guardianship. If she was indeed kidnapped and held against her will, then she is completely out of the loop now, unaware of what's going on. Maybe she is waiting to reunite with her grandchildren and her crooked family are not letting her. Michael wanted his mom to take care of his kids, not some guy.

734 days ago
147.

TJ    

Kris Jenner looks like she could have some black blood. They are very secretive about her biological father. Allegedly, TODD WATERMAN is the biological father of Rob.K. They could pass for brothers.She was with TODD during the time that Rob was conceived.

734 days ago
148.

myopinion    

Just heard on the local Los Angeles news that there is no plans to go to court and Janet was trying to get Paris cellphone because she is tweeting family personal business.

I agree Janet, Paris needs to STOP!!!

734 days ago
149.

jen    

let oprah raise the kids

734 days ago
150.

Paula    

TJ IS A GOOD CHOICE TO TAKE CARE THOSE KIDS. HE LOVE THESE CHILDREN. I HAVE NEVER HERD ANYTHING BAD ABOUT HIM, OR HIS BROTHERS. TITO HAS DONE A GREAT JOB IN RAISING HIS SONS.

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