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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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Honeys Booboo    

We can all trust Tito.

757 days ago
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Dino     

Tito wants some piece of pie too !

757 days ago
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Violette-Blue    

Team TJ! Good luck. Maybe it's time for Katherine to step down. She apparently hasn't done a very good job raising her other 8 children. They all seem so greedy and have no respect for MJ, his children or his memory.

757 days ago
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Genjerleigh    

I think its best if Katherine be taken out of the drama. She is old and I think stress isn't good for her health. Hopefully he is trustworthy and does have the kids' best interest at heart.

757 days ago
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Bob    

According to a previous story, on several occasions he tied the kids' shoes and got them snacks. He's definitely the most qualified candidate.

757 days ago
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BeautifulGirl    

Good Luck with thinking YOU can control a 14 year old girl who seems to think TWEETING what she THINKS is the family business all over the UNIVERSE is a good idea. Anyone who thinks this CHILDS behavier is acceptable is BLIND.CRAZY. AND DUMB....this child is a trainwreck in PROGRESS. MUZZLE HER ALREADY!

757 days ago
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XpLzT Xpl0rAtioN    

take the kids away...she has proven she abandoned them although she was ordered by court to be the guardian. She has also proven if she had all these ailments and problems should not be in charge of the kids due to health problems which prevent her from doing the duties of a guardian

757 days ago
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Truth    

UMM, MAMA JACKSON IS ALMOST HOME FROM THE A-TRAIN. DOESNT THE PREVIOUS KATHERINE POST CONTRADICT THIS MOVE? ... WILL THERE BE A FIGHT OVER GUARDIANSHIP WITH KATHERINE?? ...OR DID TMZ POST THIS STORY AFTER THE KATHERINE POST WHEN IT SHOULD BE BEFORE??? ENQUIRING MINDS WANNA KNOW... #TRUTH!!

757 days ago
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Cindy    

This is just an alternate plot by Tito and TJ. In fact, sounds like the plot they wanted in the first place. Remove the mother for 10 days, then tell the courts she is "MIA and unable to take care of the kids"???? Hope the Jackson kids can see through this one.

757 days ago
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Skitt    

Don't really care about this story... but your reporter needs to go back to grade school for some spelling lessons... seriously!

757 days ago
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Annette    

Those poor kids. It amazes me that the grandmother was given custody at all, considering how she let her husband treat Michael and his siblings when they were younger. Also, she is clearly lacking the energy and the strength of mind to stand up to the other family members. Maybe this guy would be a much better guardian.

757 days ago
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Tiff    

Wow someone sure does not know how to spell.....

757 days ago
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Weezie    

Good grief, don't you guys bother to use spell check? This is pathetic.

757 days ago
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Celeb Gossip Addict    

Hopefully this will work out. The kids need someone younger to rear them. Paris is out of control which proves Katherine is in over her head.

757 days ago
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pat    

The only way I will give this credebility is if he moves out of the Jackson compound (assuming that's where he lives) and puts majopr distance between him, the kids and the clan.


P.S. Is this guy married? Does he have kids of his? If he's divorced, is he a deadbeat like his uncles?

757 days ago
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