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Katherine Jackson

I'll SHARE Guardianship with TJ

7/27/2012 9:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Katherine Jackson says she's had a change of heart ... and is now ready to SPLIT guardianship of MJ's 3 children with her grandson TJ.

Katherine's attorney, Perry Sanders, tells TMZ ... TJ and Katherine  will file a request for JOINT GUARDIANSHIP with the court early next week ... and they expect it will be approved.

Perry tells us, "That pleading will essentially now legally reflect how Mrs. Jackson and TJ have often shared  responsibilities of raising the children since Michael Jackson's tragic passing."

Katherine's lawyer says the new arrangement "reflected the wishes of [Michael Jackson's] children" ... Paris, Prince and Blanket.

If the court grants the joint request, Katherine's lawyer says TJ will be able to assume a lot of the day-to-day responsibilities that have been stressing Katherine out ... including management of household personnel and security.

"It will also make clear for school personnel and anyone else coming into contact with the children that TJ is authorized to act on their behalf," Perry tells TMZ.

"Mrs. Jackson will then be freed up to focus on the more personal everyday decision making related to the lives and activities of the children."

Katherine's lawyer says the agreement would still empower Katherine to CONTROL THE FAMILY'S ALLOWANCE ... which is $70k per month.

The arrangement also seems to make TJ a shoo-in to become the SOLE guardian of the children if Katherine dies while they are still minors.

Katherine's lawyer concludes, "Mrs. Jackson is extremely pleased with the prospect of enjoying the pleasure of raising Michael's children without the day-to-day tedium of items such as managing the large staff that goes with such a high profile family and focus her attention on being a grandmother and raising Michael's children."

Perry tells us ... TJ will file a petition to become the sole permanent guardian later today ... but that's just a formality because of a court imposed deadline. The joint petition will TRUMP that filing.

10:50AM PT  TJ just filed his petition for permanent guardianship ... and TMZ obtained a copy.



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OK TJ gets the responsibility and she gets the money. This speaks volumes BUT could actually be better for the kids. It's only $70,000 and she'll be gone before long. Maybe the kids will have some peace now

786 days ago


I am really getting tired of this whole storyline. The fact is that the grandmother is far too old to be able to raise these children and if she left or was removed without the children knowing and the children couldn't speak with her then something is wrong and they need someone more stable.

786 days ago

Brian O'Neil    

i guess she did a really good job raising micheal and the gang, now she can warp the minds of these children too,, cant blame it all on joe! lol

786 days ago


What will Katherine do when TJ files for sole guardianship today and the judge approved the motion today?

TJ will be the sole guardian and Katherine can still be Gran Ma Ma

Janet & Co will freak out.

786 days ago



I hope the Judge has the wisdom to appoint
PPB a NON-Family guardian
This is not a healthy situation for those kids
and It wasn't for Michael
Certainly we can see that now !

786 days ago

Fools Rush In    

Quite honestly, if she felt her "assistant was capable of solely managing the care of three minor children, the assistant should have been capable of handling the staff as well.

She left three children without adequate care and consideration, a judge should be very leery of granting her rights of even co guardianship unless it is limited to decisions that do not involve more than the ability to take the kids shopping on their stipend and signing consent for karate lessons.

786 days ago


Money, money!

786 days ago


How magnanimous of Katherine Jackson. She no longer has any real responsibilities/work, but gets to control all the $$$. LMAO!

786 days ago

mj fan forever    

Surely now the judge will agree, even if he said to notify it to Diana Ross also, he did not give a crap from the first moment as he advised TJ to file for permanent custody!!! And greedy unnatural mother did not lose occasion to try not losing the money given that she did a big mistake by leaving Michael's children alone!!!!! What a sucks!!! Anything for money!!! Always!!!

786 days ago


I'd liked to know what the children's court appointed attorney thinks about whether joint guardianship is in the grandchildren's best interest considering he events over the last 2 weeks.

786 days ago


This keeps up, the lawyers will wind up with everything.

786 days ago


OMG! She does not want the responsibility, only the money. Has nothing to do with her health, her stress, she has been in it for the money. I never understood how Mrs. Jackson could have let Joe treat their children in an abusive way, I thought perhaps by caring for MJ's Children she would try to make-up an give them the life that eluded her own, but no, money is stronger than that. In other words, Mrs. Jackson will cash the checks and TJ will care for the Children.

786 days ago


Keep Katherines hands off the kids money, let her liveat the house in the lap of luxury with the kids and be the doting granny. A blind man can see that she is gonna funnel it to Jermaine and Randy like she always has done.

786 days ago


Greedy grandma isn't about to give up guardianship and lose all that money. After that little speech she gave, essentially saying she didn't want to talk to the kids, If I was the judge she wouldn't get guardianship back in any sense.

786 days ago


Does anyone see the resemblance between Prince and Dr. Arnold Klein?

786 days ago
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