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Katherine Jackson Case

Judge Orders Investigator To Interview Children

7/27/2012 11:54 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The judge in the Katherine Jackson case needs help deciding to whom he should award permanent guardianship of MJ's children -- so he's ordered an independent investigator to interview the kids ... and report back asap.

According to court documents, obtained by TMZ, Judge Mitchell Beckloff has ordered a probate court investigator named Cary Ornelas to "prepare an investigation report addressing the status of the minor children and their currently suspended guardian, Katherine Jackson."

According to the court order, Ornelas has been authorized to interview the Jackson children at their school ... without notice.

Once completed, Ornelas' report will be submitted to the judge ... for his eyes only.

Michael Jackson's nephew TJ Jackson is currently the kids' temporary guardian, and he has already filed documents asking to make the guardianship permanent.

For her part -- Katherine says she has reached an agreement with TJ under which they will SPLIT guardianship of the kids.

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ladyrio    

So you post this giving the kids notice they weren't supposed to have? Brilliant! I hope TJ gets them.

732 days ago
17.

Noelani    

Finally.............what would have happened to these children if Paris had not begged for help?

732 days ago
18.

Marc    

Now the race is on. Will the investigator reach the kids before they are either pulled out of school to be coached or put on a guilt trip about Grandma or will they be called. And how much ya wanna bet TJ is being put on a guilt trip since KJ is his Grandma also.

732 days ago
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Christy    

The split wouldn't be a bad idea except I think they BOTH should be involved with the money so the rest of the grifters can't bum it off of Katherine.

732 days ago
20.

tgrfan42069    

lol gotta love the money grubber katherines agreement..you take care of the kids tj ill get the money.sweet deal on her part

732 days ago
21.

willie    

It's completely irrelevant what Katherine wants. At this point it is entirely up to the judge. The fact remains that she abandoned those kids for 10 days and made no attempt to contact them. If she is so easily manipulated by her own children then she does not deserve to be her grandchildren's guardian.

732 days ago
22.

Heidi    

I've thought it all along that since MJ didn't leave anything to his siblings was a 'statement' ... This is all about $$ & the fact that the siblings & other relatives were left out of the will... Few work & after 3 + years are still after his $$ & could care less about the kids.....

QUESTION: By this being reported about the judge ordering an investigator to talk to the kids even though it's supposed to be 'without notice', hasn't TMZ GIVEN THE JACKSON'S NOTICE THAT IT'S GOING TO HAPPEN, THUS THE grandmother & others can get to the kids & prepare them for what to say??

732 days ago
23.

rey    

1

732 days ago
24.

angie500    

Mrs. Kathrine Jackson will be taken care for the rest of her live with or without being the guardian of Michael kids , he left her 50% of his estate, i don't know if she is just being greedy, or if she really love those kids. At 82 years she will not run out money. Google Mic Will and see for yourself.

732 days ago
25.

Barbara    

When are schools holiday in U.S.? Because the interviews should take place asap in school???

732 days ago
26.

pat    

The leetches must be terrified right about now cuz they have to know that the jig is up.

Once the mother croaks, they will really be freaking out.

732 days ago
27.

adrz    

First off the people who are saying they are adopted and not even related or the person who said that they should go to their biological father and mother are like very rude and should shutup those are michaels kids people doubt they are his because they have white skin so what but even if they werent biologically his kids they were raised by him you dont have to have a kid to be a parent if you raise them they are your kids so get over it!!!!! :) and I hope that they get away from their tacky family who is obsessed with money lol

732 days ago
28.

lisa2    

ABOUT TIME!!
But those kids will be too loyal to grandma because they lover her. Sad she put them through this.

732 days ago
29.

igotfleasfromtmz    

For her part -- Katherine says she has reached an agreement with TJ under which they will SPLIT guardianship of the kids.

BS these children are not something to split. KJ I am sorry your time has come. Let the kids go to someone else. Your just gonna lose a little money and you won't be able to trickle it to the rest of the clan.

732 days ago
30.

lisa2    

Randy doesn't mention the welfare of the children ONCE.

He is all about the CA$H...sad.

Grandma should have any custody she should just be allowed to live with them if they are attached to her. She is a weak easily influenced woman.

732 days ago
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