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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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Bubbles The Chimp    

Her wallet had a change of heart.... of course.

818 days ago


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

818 days ago


So now Katherine still gets the money and none of the real responsibilities aside from "eat your broccoli?" Yeah, I'd be pleased with tht arrangement too. It was always about the $$ anyway. She was "distraught" at losing $70,000 a month.

818 days ago


I want all of the fun and money but none of the responsibility? How do I get one of these gigs anyway?

818 days ago


She isn't thinking about MJ's kids, she's thinking of herself and her kids. I think the Court and the executors will do the right thing. It is horrible that she's putting the kids through this - it is they who will have to tell the Court what they want and it won't be her at this point. Awful.

818 days ago


Yea !

818 days ago


When Michael was alive, these children were loved and cherished, now they are nothing but objects to reach a goal of getting access to millions. Michael should have just written everyone out of the will, including Katherine.

Regardless he loved her very much and she was a key to his success, she wasn't always defending him when Joe abused him. Michael always talked about one of his best experiences was being raised by Diana Ross who treated him like a normal child, let him play with children his own age, put him to bed early, made him breakfast. All the normal things a child should do.

When Katherine heard all these things, all she did was send for him and start preaching about he should be raised by his mother, but only to confuse him with Jehovah's Witness BS while a father is dragging him to clubs to sing and sleeping in the same room while his older brothers have sex in his presence. Michael was damaged by this family and its exactly why he wanted to keep his kids away from them. I remember after the kids started living with Katherine, one of Jermaines kids tried to Taser Blanket. Now isn't this a sign of a dangerous, jealous family?

818 days ago


A restraining order should be entered, restraining Janet, Randy, Jermaine and Rebbie from 100 feet of the Jackson children's person, home & schools

818 days ago


TJ needs to be compensated ( ie have some access to that 70k a month ) for his duties as co-guardian. It's not right that he will be in effect doing all the work, yet have no say how the money is spent on the kids (or sibilings). I'd have a total cow fit to know I'd be doing everything in my power to take care of those kids, and watch my grandmother give some of that money to her greedy children who are doing nothing. O HELL NAW!. TJ............. you're crazy if you allow her to keep all the money in her control. At first, because of outrage, I wanted Katherine to remain their guardian. Now, I want her to rest and not worry and let someone more physically , emotionally and MENTALLY capable of handling the stress, to take over. Not a diss at her, she just needs help. Looks like she has enough to deal with with having to hide from her kidnapper kiddies.

818 days ago

Mumra the Ever Living    

82 years old and all that riff-raff still suckling at her teats.

818 days ago


reasonable solution.

818 days ago


The Jacksons ar disgusting human beings. All they want is to steal money from Michael's kids. They deserve it more than anyone else.
Katherine should be ashamed of herself, and Janet is nothing more than a piece of garbage(What happened to all her money?).

818 days ago


so she doesnt want all of the responsibility but wants to continue raking in the 70k allowance.this is bull ****

818 days ago


does she not realize it's no longer her decision to make nor agree to share this with T.J. she proved she is not fit to handle nor take care of these kids.

818 days ago


Now they need to get a restraining order against Janet, Randy, Germie and Tito too.
I don't trust that Tito suddenly saw the light after his son said he would be a guardian.
They need to be kept far, far away from these wonderful children.

818 days ago
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