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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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390 COMMENTS

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16.

Wow ...    

Katherine is willing to share custody? Hmm, interesting change of heart. Could it be, you have lost your rights and do not want to turn your kids in to the law, for elder abuse? Hopefully the judge asks her MAJOR questions. Like others have said, she also needs to be placed under guardianship if she really gave up her phone, to lose contact with those kids for 10 days all on her own, knowing she was suppose to care for them.

787 days ago
17.

gamepro    

she needs to let tj have full guardianship because at her age it just gets to be to much and that was proven when she went away to rest and this drama needs to stop right now

787 days ago
18.

Mumra the Ever Living    

Here's GrandMa Jackson want its to be split.
> > TJ Jackson gets the kids.
> > GrandMa and her useless kids get the cash.

787 days ago
19.

Sofondacox    

TJ just take the damn kids and get as far away from these vultures as you can.

787 days ago
20.

GoAwayGloria    

MJ must be turning in his grave over this. The jackson family has done nothing but whore out those kids. We NEVER saw what they looked like when MJ was alive because he protected them. Now look at how much they push them out into the public. And the stupid performances by the other brothers? REALLY? And the mother, don't even get me started on her money hungry ways. So sad. She should be stripped of all entitlement to being a guardian. What kind of guardian just leaves minors and doesn't contact them at all for nine days without a word?? Very irresponsible. She wants the money but not the responsibility of those poor kids. They have been through enough, get over yourselves already!!

787 days ago
21.

DaveT    

Poor kids are like rag dolls being pulled by all limbs by a bunch of greedy filth.

787 days ago
22.

sidithers    

TEAM PARIS
She's holding the money bag
If I was her
I would cut all ties with all of these nutbags

787 days ago
23.

TMZISAPIECEOFSHIT    

With all these greedy s*** sucking leeches feeding off of him since he was a child I can now see why Michael was the way he was in terms of major issues.

Michael wasn't crazy...He was a Jackson.

787 days ago
24.

GOTOJAIL    

I think the children should be put under TJ's care and put the money under a conservatorship. Keep the money out of the Jackson hand's.

787 days ago
25.

Miki    

Look how she raised her kids, why would anyone want her to raise her grand-kids. That's one f@ck*d-up family.

787 days ago
26.

Sanjay    

Dear God no! I do NOT want Katherine to share guardianship with the children. I hope the executors ask Katherine to leave the house. She is 82 years old and the estate is paying her $80K per month. It will probably get reduced down to $20K per month but that is still more than enough money for her to live a good life at 82-year old woman. People, please remember, Katherine had 9 children and 8 are still living. Let them step up to the plate and help care for their mother. If you didn't know any better, you would think Michael was Katherine's only child.

787 days ago
27.

go home!    

She should have help. That was a lot to ask of a 80 year old woman. She doesn't have the luxury of being able to send the grandkids home to their parents at the end of the day.

787 days ago
28.

lynne    

This is EXCELLENT news!! Better than I had hoped for!! I think it is brilliant! Congratulations TJ and KJ ... and PPB!

787 days ago
29.

courtney    

Maybe TJ should have full guardianship- apparently he was very close with MJ and helped to take care of the kids when he was a live- and it seems he has been the one really taking care of them this whole time- while Katherine is spending the money crying about having to tell security, cooks,nannies, and drivers what to do??? waaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh...if she cant handle simply speaking to someone (especially her minor grand kids she is SUPPOSED to be caring for) maybe she should head back to the resort to live out her final days...

787 days ago
30.

Anya    

And who is going to be appointed as HER guardian ??? The lady is 82 and it appears she really needs one....She's too gullible,vulnerable and blind to just what some of her dear family members are trying to do.

787 days ago
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