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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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31.

karlew    

I'm betting that within 10 years everybody is going to hate at least one of these kids. From what I've seen in their tweets and statement they are not a whole lot better than the rest. They are starting to sound self entitled and vindictive. It's too bad there's nobody decent willing to show them how to be decent human beings. It's all very sad.

797 days ago
32.

School?    

It's July; why are they in school? Also, I thought Pin Cushion was home schooled.

797 days ago
33.

tamara    

It's about time the court or child services get involved. And at least the "family" knows they're being watched if they try it again.
Can't believe they're stupidity to try something like this.

797 days ago
34.

beachkid    

Ah, the judge is doing the right thing in finding out what is really going on.

797 days ago
35.

FLO    

I hope the judge is made aware of Randy's outbursts and takes the money out of Katherine's hands.
She can still be the doting granny afforded the benefit of living the life of luxury with the kids in THEIR home.
No way should she have the" stress" of handling their money as well as her own.

797 days ago
36.

John    

Hey Gladys, time to get on that "Midnight Train To Georgia" and never come back.

797 days ago
37.

kim is a publicity whore    

I REALLY HOPE THE KIDS SPEAK THE TRUTH. GOOD LUCK KIDS!!! <3

797 days ago
38.

Wash. Hts. Girl    

Ugh...where are their biological Mama's? (Aren't the two oldest Debbie Rowe's kids, but she signed away all rights?) They are presented as though Michael had them all by Immaculate Conception because it seems to me that all 3 do not have one drop of his sperm. I understand he adored them and was a great father (even though it is highly likely that biologically he was their father.) But, it doesn't matter, he did love them and they loved him, however, this is such a messed up situation and these kinds of dysfunctional situations arise because there isn't anyone around that they can call "Mommy." Grandma Jackson is kind, but she's getting old and may be getting a bit demented and forgetful. I truly hope it works out for these 3 beautiful children, they deserve a normal and happy life.

797 days ago
39.

customcalendars4u2    

Awww, Randy Jackson is complaining that Michael Jackson's Estate Lawyers and financial management team attempted to block him, Jermaine and Janet from the Micheal Jackson Estate Compound while Mother was away....... Randy would that be something like you,Jermaine and Janet blocking the children from speaking with or seeing their grandmother? You sound real special education like (short yellow school bus) when you make those claims like we all can't see that you & your siblings are attempting to ISOLATE Katherine from her MJ3 Grand kids... BOY!, In my Tamar Braxton voice Get Yo Life!!!

797 days ago
40.

mj fan forever    

At least the judge wants to investigate before deciding!!! Hope he won't give the custody to greedy unnatural mother Katherine for nothing!!!! She is not suitable to raised Michael's children and showed it widey, her only thought are money!!!!

797 days ago
41.

rye    

These are very savy kids. They know what they want and will tell the judge so. They see what Michael told them as the truth.
Grandma can stay for Blanket but with expenses paid by the Estate she doesn't need the $70K. Give TJ an allowance.

797 days ago
42.

DaveT    

It's good to interview the kids and find out what the kids want, how they feel, and who they trust to take care of them.
Problem is, currently they're being manipulated by adults who know how to trick and deceive kids.
Why not leave simply leave things the way MJ originally wanted them?

797 days ago
43.

cokeandpilates    

The court needs to get involved. The welfare of the kids should be the only priority. Randy and Jermaine are a couple of parasites looking for a handout. The will has been validated in probate court, it's a binding, legal do***ent and they can cry fraud all day long because the Estate isn't going to give them a dime. You know the leeches are worried because the money train will be pulling out in just a few short years when Prince and Paris will turn 18.

797 days ago
44.

dennis    

What part of your not in the will do the Jackson siblings not understand???? They seem to be experts on everything else . The brothers are doing a concert tonight I hope they get booed off the stage

797 days ago
45.

Diosa    

The Estate should make her account for EVERY penny and have receipts for how she spends those kids money. That way she can't give ANY to her own grown loser Children. She should give her own money that MJ left her to her loser clan...

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