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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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121.

Italia    

MJ picked out the only Jackson he knew he could trust, him Mom. This kid, TJ is just cooler and more mythodical than the rest, but I don't believe for a minute that he's not after those kids' money. Sure the kids like him, all that means is TJ has done his job well, but there's no doubt in my mind that TJ knows if he's tight with those kids he'll live like a millionaire for the rest of his life.

799 days ago
122.

janet    

Michael Jackson had a very simple will. Simple works. It's solid. Not a penny to his brothers and sisters and family (for obvious reasons.) Guess he figured they already made enough off of him.


They have been trying to contest his will for what pushing 3 years now. Still not working. Michael Jackson's will was cut and dry simple. There is nothing to contest. There is no loophole, there is no lines to read between the lines, there is no Michael actually ment this... NO.

Michael Jackson's estate went to people Michael Jackson himself trusted. And that was never his family. Their has never been any love loss between Michael Jackson and his family.


Again, that pesky THIS IS MICHAEL JACKSON'S ESTATE. NOT THE JACKSONS ESTATE.

799 days ago
123.

Mabel    

Three years on and the small-mindedness of some continues to blow my mind!

"Biological" is a scientific term - one with little use or meaning outside a laboratory setting.

How and why these children came into the world is of no significance and in the interest of good taste - and out of respect for MJ - should cease once and for all as a topic of discussion. (Especially on boards easily accessed by his kids.) THEY ARE MICHAEL JACKSON'S CHILDREN & RIGHTFUL HEIRS BECAUSE HE SAID SO AND HE TOOK THE APPROPRIATE MEASURES TO MAKE SURE - UNDER ANY CIR***STANCE - HIS CHILDREN ARE LEGALLY RECOGNIZED AS SUCH. End of story.

Could you imagine the worldwide uproar that would ensue if Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie suddenly passed away and anyone suggested that their "adopted" children should not inherit because they lack a biological connection!? How ignorant can you be!? The ONLY connection that matters is the one of heart and mind. That's what makes a family, not biology. From everything I have read the last few years the one thing that is clear, is that MJ's "biological" siblings ceased being his family and confidants many, many years ago.

In the end, it was those beautiful children, the family MJ built for himself, that gave him strength and solace. MJ earned his money and it was his to do with as he wished - AND HE DID.

799 days ago
124.

Kali    

Why hasn't Diana Ross shown up for Mike's kids? Why kind of friend is she to him?

799 days ago
125.

karlew    

I understand The Oxford Concise English Dictionary new definition for the word f*cked is: The Jackson Family.

799 days ago
126.

JFO    

Does anyone care about this family???? What a freaking train wreck ... PLEASE TMZ STOP GIVING US BREATHLESS REPORTS ABOUT EACH NEW "DEVELOPMENT." It's sickening ....

799 days ago
127.

Kali    

Go to Dlisted and search for this guy. He has issues. He should not be near kids.

799 days ago
128.

karlew    

Where the hell is Debbie Rowe?

799 days ago
129.

Mabel    

Apologies, the preceding comment was mean to be a response to @Phil on page 3.

799 days ago
130.

ratbag    

The judge could throw the phone book in the air and pick a name and the choice would be better than any one of the Jacksons. He should black ball them all. (no pun intended).

799 days ago
131.

cindee    

*******GET MJ'S KIDS OUT OF THAT HELLL*****
WHO... does this to 3 parent less innocent children that lost their beloved father so dramatically.....
WHOOO????????????
If the chaos is soo overwhelming for Mrs Jackson
Get rid of Jermaine and Randys kids
Child Services needs to get involved and put
Michael's children in a non-family situation
This is all about " MONEY "and not Katherine's
health
THE WORLD IS ON TO YOU AND WATCHING!! .YOU F-N GREEDY BASTARDS!
************YOUR ON NOTICE****************
WE WON'T GO TO YOUR CONCERTS BUY
YOUR RECORDS ETE ETC ETC ETC

799 days ago
132.

Lola    

What about Katherine Jackson? It has become clear from the news stories and from what the sibs now say that she has been REMOVED from her own home and all communications with the outside world cut off. Now if this were ME, and someone had done this to me, even my own family, and it was against my will, I'd expect law enforcement to come to my rescue, to speak to me personally, to see if I'm in a drugged up state where I cannot act on my own. Katherine is NOT voluntarily remaining out of contact, even by phone, with her grandchildren for whom she is the guardian, unless something is wrong with her, but the sibs declare she is fine and healthy. My question is why isn't someone, law enforcement or lawyers, stepping up to RESCUE Katherine from this kidnapping? Family can kidnap same as strangers, same crime.

799 days ago
133.

foolery    

where is Detective Latoya Jackson?

799 days ago
134.

HOTNTX    

Paging Diana Ross.....get those kids out from under those parasites ASAP! Wasn't she named a guardian also, in the event that Mrs. Jackson were to die or become incapacitated? IMHO....Mrs. Jackson is incapacitated!

799 days ago
135.

Commenter    

Look 3T are the sweetest guys ever. I don't care what the rest of you people say. Taj, Taryll, and TJ adored and loved their uncle and wouldn't hurt him or his kids. Now the kids really love their cousins and if they want to be with TJ, then I think it's a good move for them.

799 days ago
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