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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

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.

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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Given his taste in women, just say no! No common sense.

784 days ago


Can you imagine the Jacksons and the Kardashians mating? God help us and the spawn.

784 days ago


Radar says tha Jermain and randy actually had the huevos fo ask the MJ estate executors to pay their child support.

784 days ago


I wouldn't trust any of the Jacksons with these kids now. You can be sure that they have had him working for them, trying to get the confidence of the kids so that they can get their hands on the cash one way or another. It's time for the courts to do what's right and get these kids some actual parents.

784 days ago


Proof postive that kim whoretrashian has had plastic surgery; let the bitch try to deny it now...

784 days ago

Detective. LaToya    

I'm convinced that someone is tweeting for Paris or forcing her to tweet stuff. What she is tweeting right now is not how she used to tweet/type. You can tell someone's style and she's being manipulated. Where's that punk bitch Trent Jackson? No wonder Randy and Jermaine put hands on him!

784 days ago


Janet must be broke and in debt. It doesn’t long.

784 days ago

Catherine Turley    

something is obviously wrong with katherine. what kind of guardian leaves her wards for a week. if tj is financially secure, stable, responsible and the kids like him, then he should get guardianship.

784 days ago


Several of the siblings signed the letter to oust the conservators.
The letter allegedly from Janet, Rebbie, , Tito, Randy, and Jermaine.
Wouldn't it make sense that Tito JR be after what the rest of the family is after; but he's just being
a bit more subtle? Could Tito JR be in cahoots with Daddy to get control of 70K a month?
Those children need to be put in the care of someone who isn't related in any way..

No Wonder Michael avoided everyone in his family but his mother.. TMZ posted an article just months before Michael died.. about what all his siblings were doing for income..One was a grocery store clerk... Several were behind in CS.. Now that MJ has died they all seem to be sporting fancy duds.. Something is rotten in Denmark and it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out what..

784 days ago


KK has never had plastic surgery huh? Weird, that doesn't even look like her.

784 days ago


Kim Kartrashian is NOT WHITE she is Armenian trash which is a perfect fit for the trash that she dates!

784 days ago


The sad truth is that the rats are looking for their piece of the cheese. This whole situation is disgusting and sickening. The estate was established for the benefit of Paris, Prince and Blanket. Not Jackie, Marlon, Tito, Jermaine, Rebbie, LaToya, Randy or whoever the hell else has their hand out. It seems like the executors of the estate are quite good at managing the money and not pissing it away, which has to come as a huge disappointment to the free-loaders who have no legal claim to anything. I hope Katherine is safe and not being coerced into doing something she doesn't want to do and that law enforcement keeps an eye on this situation.

784 days ago


The Jacksons can't contest their dead brothers will. They were never included in his will. Michael Jackson made sure of that. Even being a relative doesn't mean squat.

Their mom, his mom has guardianship of his kids. Katherine Jackson is giving x amount of money per month for herself, the rental house and for his kids. That's it. She never did and still does not have any say. That's up to Michael Jackson's Executors of his estate. The people Michael Jackson himself trusted.

784 days ago


TJ, Kim has been trying to get in contact with you.

784 days ago


For those of you who pray... I think now might be a real good time to start if you already haven't. I'm not the best Christian in the world, but those kids need every ounce of LOVING and NON SELF SERVING support they can get from around the world.

784 days ago
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