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Katherine Jackson

I'll SHARE Guardianship with TJ

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

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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.

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

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181.

Marie    

I trust TJ to take very good care of these kids. TJ is not greedy and nasty like Janet, Randy, Jermaine, and Rebbie.

715 days ago
182.

tamara    

I wouldn't trust ANY Jackson family members to be their guardian after what just happened. Katherine has been a good choice but now we know what her kids can get her to do and she didn't even know what was going on

715 days ago
183.

Carmen    

The do***ents list Debbie Rowe as Blankets mother.... funny.

715 days ago
184.

CHI    

CLEARLY, GRANDMA TOO OLD TO TAKECARE OF THE KIDS. TJ IS BRAVE TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE 3 KIDS KNOWINGLY, THEY WHOLE FAMILY WILL ISOLATE HIM WHICH HE CLEARLY DOESN'T CARE. THIS IS THE REASON MICHAEL PAID HIS SIBLINGS NO MIND COS THEM FOOLS ARE MONEY HUNGRY. KUDOS TO HIM FOR NOT INCLUDING THEM IN HIS WILL. U CAN'T BLAME HIM. AND TITO NOW WANT TO DETACH HIMSELF FROM HIS SIBLINGS COS HIS SON HAS THEY KIDS. FOOLISHNESS TO THE MAX I MUST ASK. TITO IS AS ROTTEN AS HIS SIBLINGS.

715 days ago
185.

s    

They are all fighting but, how soon they forget about what was once most important to mj...just take a look at this list...
http://www.scribd.com/doc/14283749/Michael-Jacksons-Humanitarian-Efforts-19792003

715 days ago
186.

raven    

Send grandma Kate back home to Hayvenhurst. Give guardianship to TJ or better a non-biased party.
Let MJ Estate handle pay all the bills and pay all parties involving kids allowances.
Do not let the Jackson's handle the 70K/month without accountability.

715 days ago
187.

Eva    

I don't know what I love more about this saga: the script and performance or the public's reactions :)
I wonder how many people on this board have actually read the 23-pages petition (including the will) attached to this post.
Please do so.
It's hilarious.

715 days ago
188.

Eva    

I don't know what I love more about this saga: the script and performance :) or the public's reactions :(
I wonder how many people on this board have actually read the 23-pages petition (including the will) attached to this post.
Please do so.
It's hilarious.

715 days ago
189.

Debra    

THE REAL SHARED GUARDIANSHIP DEAL:
Let Katherine have physical guardianship over the kids. AND Diana Ross, who was listed in MJ's will, control the monthly support money and household budget.
Diana Ross is capable of managing this reaponsiblibility and his arrangement is legal under CA law. But everyone knows that if the money is not in the deal, Katherine would not want the custody gig. The judge should throw this arrangement out there and see who bites.

715 days ago
190.

minnietx    

Bingo! Janet's plan just worked!....so sickening for the kids this is so transparent!

715 days ago
191.

Sloane    

she sees the writing on the wall that TJ may be given sole guardianship of the kids and she loses access to MJ's money
so this is now a pre-emptive strike to get TJ to agree before a judge can make a decision in TJ's favor permanently
too little too late
the judge has already asked for this to be investigated- and the 3 kids interviewed

715 days ago
192.

minnietx    

Wow! she just let go of all of her stress! Batter up TJ!!

715 days ago
193.

A    

Anything to keep the ole mighty buck in your pocket huh Katherine!

715 days ago
194.

Noel    

Have no fear, TJ will be well compensated for his services. At Wednesday's hearing, the judge instructed the estate lawyer to provide his with any necessary expenses. I believe the judge also told him to move his family into the house.. They may soon need a bigger house, but I think this is the best scenario for the kids. Without a doubt, the evil doers know they screwed up big time. For Randy and company to think they pull off such an awful scheme is just beyond logic. Didn't Randy have some type of brain disorder a few years ago. I think it may have left residual damage.

715 days ago
195.

More2Me    

Some of these comments are totally ignorant. She's 82 years old that is not the age to be raising kids. It's that simple, she's tired.

715 days ago
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