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Katherine Jackson Case

TJ Jackson Goes to Court

For Guardianship

7/25/2012 9:03 AM PDT UPDATED: 7/25/2012 9:38 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0724_tj_blanket_paris_prince_jacksonLawyers for TJ Jackson are at an L.A. courthouse right now in an attempt to get temporary guardianship of Michael Jackson's three kids ... TMZ has learned.

We broke the story ... TJ -- Tito's 34-year-old married son -- has been acting like a quasi-parent to Paris, Prince, and Blanket.

TJ is basing his bid on the fact that Katherine Jackson has been MIA and not providing proper supervision of the kids.

As we reported, Michael's three kids all love TJ and want him to become their temporary guardian.

In addition, lawyers for the Michael Jackson estate are in court and will support TJ's bid to become temporary guardian.

We're told Katherine's lawyers will also be appearing in court to provide specific never-before-heard details about Katherine's disappearance ... details that will affect TJ's bid for guardianship.

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9:35 AM PT -- TJ has just arrived at the courthouse along with an army of lawyers -- his lawyer, the kids' lawyer, lawyers for the MJ estate, and lawyers for Katherine. Talk about one expensive hearing.

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16.

hmm    

er, anti climatic if he gets it. might be small improvement on the situation but not much and gold diggers aint going away. I hope estate bans all others from the house and even has restraining orders on randy and jermaine and janet esp.

635 days ago
17.

Luz    

TJ's applying for guardianship of those three kids is way out of line! First, Katherine Jackson is still alive and not incapacitated. The police was informed of her whereabouts at all times! She's still the legal guardian!

635 days ago
18.

Kari    

I hope Katherine has a say in this. If she supports it also, then it may be best. Then she can just enjoy her grandchildren without all the worry, and Randy and his band of thieves will leave her alone.

635 days ago
19.

Max Smart    

Following this latest Jackson saga has become a guilty pleasure for me. I'm almost going to miss it when they all start getting along again.

635 days ago
20.

Nazchi    

I just hope his intentions are for the best

635 days ago
21.

Luz    

TJ is a vulture! He stands everything to gain if he gets custody of those kids. $70,000. a month to be exact! As opposed to making a living traveling with a music band.

635 days ago
22.

pat    

Watch. Now that Kartrashian bimbo will dump Kanye and come slithering back to TJ for the limelight.

635 days ago
23.

Luz    

And let's not forget it was Katherine Jackson and family who made sure those kids always had a roof over their heads and had the feeling of belonging to a family. There's no money that can buy that kind of emotional stability. Paris should reconsider her doings and her words towards her family. It was Katherine, not TJ, who tried very hard to make those children residents of Calabasas so they could be alone with her.

635 days ago
24.

AlwaysOnTimeB    

Kathryn isn't going to like this one bit! If this happens, I'm sure she'll still get her money, because her allowance isn't based upon caring for the children...at least I don't think it is, correct me if I'm wrong. On the other hand, it won't guarantee money for TJ either. Poor kids!!!

635 days ago
25.

Luz    

TJ's stepping in is very questionable, he being the son of Tito, who signed the petition letter challenging the executors of the MJ Estate and all of the sudden stepping out of the petition! Let's see where all that money is going to wind up!

635 days ago
26.

Luz    

And I hope TJ is married, and with no records with the law even in the far past. That's the first requirement from the court and social services to hand in the custody of children.

635 days ago
27.

Luz    

Katherine Jackson was the one who was there for them when Michael died. She and Michael's brothers and sisters were the ones they went to for support. Katherine might have been too old to tie their shoes, and she relied on MJ3's cousins to divert the pain of their situation, but Katherine was the one always there as their mother figure.

635 days ago
28.

Luz    

The fact that TJ has a music band involves a lot of traveling and time and focusing away from home. It's not the same when you go to the children's house and spend one or two hours with them, as when you have full responsibility. And the fact that he already have two kids of his own, I don't see how that is going to be any different.

635 days ago
29.

Wellington     

Remember too that the kids talked to their court appointed attorney on Monday, and whatever they told her it was enough for her to support removing guardianship from Katherine.

635 days ago
30.

Anon    

Isn't Diana Ross supposed to be the backup guardian? An endorsement from Kim K is worthless.

And where is Debbie Rowe in all of this? She is the mother to at least two of the kids.

635 days ago
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