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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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46.

Jody    

How is TJ affording a team of lawyers? Oh that's right, he will just pay them with the estate money he might get….I hope he doesn't.

If he is appointed guardian, then nothing is going to change. The kids will still be living with Katherine. Greedy Katherine will still get her huge allowance or throw a fit if it is reduced, and the estate will have to give yet another Jackson money from the estate.

759 days ago
47.

Alexandria    

None of us know what is really going on here. These TMZ stories could all be true and some false. This could even be a publicity stunt by the whole family. Who knows? But we all know that Janet doesn't need the money, so why would she be involved? Trust and believe if she was we broke, we would already know about it. So what is really going on here? We may never know, but it seems really suspicious. Lastly, I heard Janet was upset with Paris because she kept tweeting about the saga on her twitter account. I know my mother would be pissed if she found out I was airing all of our dirty laundry... Just saying. Maybe that particular incident was blown out of proportion. But like I said "we the public" might not ever know. We shouldn't just keep jumping to conclusions.

759 days ago
48.

Italia    

I don't feel that Paris is any kind of a "spoiled brat".
To the contrary, I think she's pretty darn smart.
If it wasn't for Paris her and her 2 brothers might have ALL been kidnapped and maybe even killed while the stupid Jackson Siblings think that if they get rid of everybody else, then somehow they can get MJ's money.
No, I think Paris is brave, AND she foiled the kidnapping and saved her Grandma!
TEAM PARIS!

759 days ago
49.

master    

Like always, at the end of this the only people who win are the Lawyers...

759 days ago
50.

Who cares    

Its really about to hit the fan if Katherine loses custody of the kids. Im sure she doesnt know about any of this. Those Jackson idiots sure didnt think this through very well. Go Paris for blowing the lid off this plot!

759 days ago
51.

Dawn    

For once please let the judge do the right thing....Give TJ the kids...If that is where they want ot be, then let that happen....He must offer something that the kids are not getting from Katherine....They want to be with him!

759 days ago
52.

LDB    

Where's my popcorn?

759 days ago
53.

Charles    

I dont trust TJ either. Seems like he has his own little plot going namely, toget in good with the kids and get their trust.

And now, all of a sudden, TJ's dad is backing out of MJ's sibling's plot? Why? Because Tito is willing to atleast have his son, TJ to become temp guardian of the kids so that he can seem like he's not like the rest of the plotters. He's trying to look like a good guy to the kids (just like TJ) so he can also mooch off of them when they inherit MJ's estate. Better to get something than nothing.

759 days ago
54.

timmons    

I hate that Blanket.

759 days ago
55.

Pimpcessa    

the worst part of this TJ going for a temp guardianship thing is that it will look to Katherine that the estate IS trying to oust her from her guardianship. And the bad siblings will promote that any way they can. I just can't understand what her thoughts were for 10 days of NO COMMUNICATION with these kids. I wonder if she knows the whole world thought she was kidnapped?

759 days ago
56.

Mary    

Due to Katherine's age, she should step down from guardianship and try to enjoy the rest of her life, travel and relax before it is all over.

759 days ago
57.

Thorn    

I wouldn't trust this guy either. The children would be better off away from that awful family.

759 days ago
58.

melody    

The guy kissing MJ kids a$$ just started preying over them like a piece of meat at the funeral

759 days ago
59.

mj fan forever    

I don't agree at all!!! He is tied with the Jacksons, Michael's children are not safe as well as with Katherine who let them manipulate her for the love of the money,, the children need safety!!!!

759 days ago
60.

ray carlsen    

were there is a will there is a relative

759 days ago
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