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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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31.

big'un    

They all want money. But if this guy will actually take care of those kids and protect what is rightfully theirs, then give him a small percentage to do it. Hell even a small percentage is millions. If the like him and trust him it's a no brainier. Oh my bad, I forgot I was on the TMZ site.

784 days ago
32.

weenie    

Paris is not out of control she has to fight for her self and her brothers against the money hungry talentless family and a guardian to runs when there is problem what kind of guardian is that she needs to fight for them thats why they are giving her money that money isnt to give to her children that are grown and still trying to smooch off there brother this girl is smart, she needs to be emancipated from this family and take her brothers away from this money sucking people or have the executers take over there guardianship i dont believe that the executors are doing anything fradulent if anything they have grown MJ's empire and got him out of debt, since MJ died this family is always petitioning for more money because katherine is a pushover with her worthless greedy talentless kids they need to get a job and pay there on way. those kids where protected by MJ for so long and as soon as he died and went with Katherine they were thrown into the public with all of them constatly talking about them to the media for money this family is pathetic and a waste of space...MJ knew this was gonna happen but he did it so his kids can see why he stayed away from them to give them a back bone because this is never ending with this family TMZ im surprised you havent pulled apart the Will they want validated theres something in there that they want. or will work in there favor. SOMEONE TAKE THOSE KIDS AWAY FROM THE JACKSONS ASAP!!!!! PARIS RUN!!!!!! SOMEONE STAND UP FOR THESE KIDS.

784 days ago
33.

Luz    

And if those three children go to court and take the guardianship from Katherine, I'm saying right now, Katherine is much better off without them! And they (the children) deserve what is going to happen to them is they do that! I am hoping and praying that everything goes back to normality. Those kids belong with Katherine!

784 days ago
34.

Luz    

And someone should teach Paris and company some sense of family unity!

784 days ago
35.

RealityBites    

Granny is only coming home because she doesn't want to lose that monthly income....I hope he gets custody before then, she's not fit to take care of these kids mentally or physically. You go TJ!!

784 days ago
36.

Twilightstar    

Money does strange things to people. Is anyone surprised about this?

784 days ago
37.

rye    

Why didn't she at least tell the children she was going to a spa for a few days and put someone in charge!

784 days ago
38.

Ih8Taxes    

Do you really want to trust anyone named Jackson with taking care of those kids and their money?

784 days ago
39.

barnyardhumor    

The black Kardashians - what a dysfunctional circus of a family.

784 days ago
40.

karlew    

These people (and I mean every sinle one of them) have no class at all. Only riff raff air their dirty laundry like this. Disgusting

784 days ago
41.

karlew    

I'm wondering when they'll be on Springer beating the hell out of each other

784 days ago
42.

GGG    

Finally! Get rid of those pig Jackson siblings!

784 days ago
43.

kade    

The fact Katherine isn't there in person is really telling. She must not be in good health. Arizona is only a 2 hour flight from LA. She's AWOL while TJ's filing for temp guardianship? What are the Jacksons really hiding? Is this woman even alive?

784 days ago
44.

Bruno    

Katherine did tell the kids she was going and made arrangements for nannies to care for them . I have no doubt that Tito and son have been putting it in to Paris's head that there w trouble because grandma was incommunicado. Paris, spoiled brat that she is, played right in to their hands with her tweets.

784 days ago
45.

Italia    

I understand that TJ already lives with the kids and Katherine, the kids want him to be their guardian, and Katherine is still in the picture but without the stress. If the kids want him, they ought to have him, at least they'll have more fun and more places to go than just sitting at home waiting for grandma to get back from being brainwashed by the Jackson Siblings!

784 days ago
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