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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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61.

HumanNature    

I JUST "LOVE" MJ3!!!!!

787 days ago
62.

Chris24    

Where is joe? does he have anything to do with this?

787 days ago
63.

Catherine    

The judge will decide if she gets to share guardianship. I think they should go to TJ and she should go back to being just Grandma. Maybe then she can get some peace from her lowlife husband and children.

787 days ago
64.

CK    

I put nothing past this family. My fear is that these greedy worthless family members will at some point try to take the lives of Paris, Prince and Blanket. I believe that they feel that these three lovely children whom Michael cherished are what is standing in the way of them and MJ's milliions.
Even if Michael had not had his children (biologicaly or not) he would never have left his estate to his siblings. He worked hard to disect himself from them and his father. What the world has seen in the past 3 years and most importantly the past couple of weeks gives us just a small insight into the inter working of the dysfunctional world of the Jacksons.

787 days ago
65.

myopinion    

I hope they come to a resolution this is BAD all the way around...The grandchildren seem to love their grandmother and want to be with her and TJ. This whole situation is SAD.

787 days ago
66.

Wellington     

I do wonder that even if the judge approves joint guardianship whether he will also approve that Katherine will remain in charge of the allowance. The media is reporting it as a done deal. I'm not so sure it is.

787 days ago
67.

Straight Talkin Texan    

Good idea! Yay judge!

787 days ago
68.

Patricia Boykins    

It's all about Michael Jackson kids money. The brothers think they suppose to continue getting free ride. What have any of the brother done since Michael cut them out of his money/ will. Where are the hell are diane rose? Why she not coming in the picture.

787 days ago
69.

Sena    

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I really and truly feel that the fact that those grandchildren are not Michaels biological kids and they don't have the Jackson blood is the biggest reason why some of the Jackson siblings can't accept that the grandkids will end up with Micheals money after Katherine dies. They want the money to stay in the bloodline because they feel that "The Jacksons" have worked hard and created a legacy and all monies should stay in the Jackson bloodline. They will never admit that though. They probably don't have to much of a problem with TJ being a co-guardian because he is a blood Jackson and if he is over the estate and money when Katherine dies, they feel that they can get money from him. But they don't trust that Prince, Paris and Blanket will keep the money flowing in The Jackson family and the grandkids might reconnect with their biological mothers and share some of the money with them after Katherine is gone. That's why they are trying to get things changed before Katherine dies and they need their mother on their side to get some changes going before its too late.

787 days ago
70.

dynahog    

TJ alone. NO SPLIT GUARDIANSHIP.

What does it mean when grandma is 82?

No way can she interact as a Guardian.

How many times a day is spent with each child?

WITH THESE JACKSON LOONS IT IS ALL ABOUT MONEY, AND CONTROL.

THE WILL SHOULD BE SHREDDED, AND AN EVEN SPLIT TO EACH CHILD PAID WHEN A CHILD REACHES 18; OR A TRUST FUND THAT CAN GROW IN VALUE BUT DISTRIBUTED EQUALLY TO EACH WHEN THE YOUNGEST REACHES 18.

ONLY A SMALL AMOUNT SHOULD GO TO THE GUARDIAN ...... FOR EXPENSES, AND NOT FOR "MJ LIFE STYLE". MODERATION.......

787 days ago
71.

AlwaysOnTimeB    

The judge should have issued an order for the investigator to talk to Trent Jackson to find out what really went down in that house. I think the kids won't say anything negative against their Grandma, whom they love, but in my opinion, if it has to be a Jackson family member I'm with #TeamTJ!

787 days ago
72.

Rosemary_S.    

Randy when you die the world will be a quiet place. I will not miss you. So GO TO HELL AND ROT THERE!

787 days ago
73.

M. Jones    

Don't trust Granny........the wolf has already been at her house.

787 days ago
74.

Sha    

Don't know why everybody trippin MJ DONT have any kids, He's black and them kids are white...they really need to do a DNA test .

787 days ago
75.

Siggisis    

If you think that you may have a problem - check it out-

787 days ago
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