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Katherine Jackson

I'll SHARE Guardianship with TJ

7/27/2012 9:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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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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121.

myopinion    

I am happy to hear they came to a GREAT decision Mrs. Katherine Jackson was stressed out dealing with teenagers she needs the help of her grandson TJ it isn't easy for a younger person to deal with teeangers.
Mrs. Jackson get that well deserved rest and relaxation you deserve.

633 days ago
122.

LDB    

DON'T DO IT'!!!

633 days ago
123.

Lynn317    

OH NO!!!!!
If Katherine is not guardian anymore .. THAT MEANS NO MORE LUXURIOUS 10 DAY TRIPS TO AN ULTRA EXPENSIVE SPA along with Janet, Germaine, Rebbie and Randy - and not having to be bothered by those pesky MJ’s kids ...
... remember those kids whose guardianship has allowed you to have all that extra money to go to the spa to begin with.
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The irony ... Katherine used all those extra guardianship $$$$ - to take get away from the very kids she is getting paid to care for ... she uses the money, not for MJ’s kid’s benefit, but for an expensive spa visit to get away from them and then not feel responsible enough to even call them once in 10 days.

633 days ago
124.

Lola    

I think TJ should have full custody and full control of the money, with the executors and court overseeing the money and guardianship. Katherine should live with the children and TJ in the same house, fulfilling the role of beloved grandmother, which she is. This pretense of her sharing guardianship with TJ will merely be a pretense, a role she could just as nicely fulfill by continuing to be their unpaid grandmother. As a household member, of course, her living expenses in the house would be paid. She has plenty of money on her own, as Michael left her a boatload of cash, to pay for any other expenditures, like getaways to the spa.

633 days ago
125.

CC    

The Jackson's plan of keeping the money in the family worked. If Katherine had passed without the kids having another guardian in place the executors would have appointed a guardian and the money would have been paid to the new guardian and the Jackson family would have been S.O.L. Now that TJ is guardian if Mrs Jackson pass the money will still be paid to a Jackson and kept in the family. I wonder what tricks they have planned for when the kids are old enough to receive their money and may not help the family. Smooth job...

633 days ago
126.

Cheryl A.    

Substitute "money" for "guardianship" and you will know why she is so anxious to get that money, I mean those kids back.

633 days ago
127.

anonymous    

I seriously think she's too old to care for three young kids. TJ needs to just take over. I doubt she wants to take care of them. She just doesn't want to give up her 70K.

633 days ago
128.

I Was About To Say    

We are sorry Michael, sorry that you were born into a disgusting family that only used you for money. At least your fans loved you. And we are sorry for ALL the wrong this cruel world did to you. The world is a much worse place without you here. WE LOVE YOU MICHAEL JOSEPH JACKSON...FOR ALL TIME.

633 days ago
129.

Uh    

Don't return guardianship to her, Let her be what she is..a grandmother, but don't give her any legal responsibility.

633 days ago
130.

I Was About To Say    

TJ to his dad tito: hey dad, withdraw your name from that letter. Tito: Why? TJ: because I'm gonna get guardianship and then the whole family will get all of Michaels money. Tito: OK GREAT!!

633 days ago
131.

Kali    

Those poor freaking kids. Katherine is in on it. She's going to bankrupt those kids before they reach full adulthood. TJ is going to end up sexually harming Blanket.
Janet and those s***bag brothers need to get jobs, better jobs, or financial planners. This whole family is nuts. Those kids need an entirely new, non-Jackson, set of guardians before they take all of their inheritance money.
I hope I never have to hear from any Jackson other than Mike's kids for a vrey long time.
Janet, consider yourself musically boycotted. I will never buy anything put out that trashy broad again.
Diana and Lisa Marie too.

633 days ago
132.

Me    

Uh oh. Bad idea. On it's face it looks like a great idea. But she's only agreeing to it now because I bet her attorney told her she's going to lose her $$$$$$$ guardianship. And every time (translation: every hour) there's a battle in the family, all the Jackson talentless will try to pull Mom or TJ to "their side." And then they'll also have "Mom and TJ can't agree with each other" arguments. BAD IDEA. Wish TJ would fight this. The kids love him AND he seems sane.

633 days ago
133.

lmhilly1971    

OF COURSE SHE WILL SHARE CUSTODY AS LONG AS THERE WILL BE $$$$$$$$$$$$$$ IN HER POCKET.....

633 days ago
134.

Lola    

I just can't figure out this plot by these siblings. I can't see what they did and what they attempted to do getting them any closer to getting the real money. All I can figure is that they are desperate desperados, broke, up the creek without a paddle, and dumb as dirt. I hear Randy was the "mastermind," if indeed there was any mind involved, so I really question his mental ability. He is Michael's younger brother, and I would guess he's always been jealous that being youngest and cutest didn't get him the fame that Michael got. I really have no idea how "cute" Randy was as a kid, or if he can sing or perform anyway.

633 days ago
135.

Kali    

Okay WHY is everyone on board with TJ as custody holder? It has been rumored FOREVER that his mom was killed because she found out about his uncles and grandpa molesting him. He got money for his silence and now he gets to be alone with Blanket? I don't think so.

633 days ago
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