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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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Honeys Booboo    

This dottie old bat needs a guardianship herself.

821 days ago


TJ stand up and if the Judge says file the papers then file the papers man.. The hell with the rest of the family..

No wonder MJ is so screwed up.. hell how can you blame the guy after all this crap...

821 days ago


Share guardianship = Share $$$

821 days ago

Marco Polo    

Finally some sense in that crazy family. lol

821 days ago


Yeah because Katherine realized that if she loses full guradianship she loses all the money she gets as perks too! Katherine needs to make sure her money grubbing nasty children stay away from Michael's kids. Hope TJ will be the guardian they need and will protect them as they should be.

821 days ago


Hopefully everyone just has the childrens best interest in mind and not the money that comes along with them,

821 days ago

Wendy A.    

No judge should go for this, and my guess is they will see through this scam. The siblings must be trying to change their game plan now that TJ has temp. custody and their plan of taking Katherine did not work.She actually needs a court appointed guardian also., and not someone from this messed up family.

821 days ago

Mumra the Ever Living    

God, did those Jackson kids FU royally this time. As long as Grandma was well medicated and capable of signing the right papers, they were on easy street. But was that good enough for them? They had to keep impregnating random women and creating bastard children, they had to keep living way beyond their means, they had to keep losing money at the casinos, they had to keep making up plans to “re-create the Jackson 5- all of this stuff just losing tons of money.
So what’s a group of half-wit money grubbers to do? Why kidnap GrandMa of course. Then try to kidnap her Grandkids. What a bunch of idiots. Now a sane member of the family goes to court and gets “temporary custody”.
Why the quotes around temporary custody? Well, to get custody back to GrandMa, She now have to go before a judge and prove she is not under the influence of her scheming kids, she was not drugged and forced to sign various papers, and she did not abandon her wards for 10 days . SHE IS ALSO GOING TO HAVE TO PROVE THAT SHE IS NOT A SENILE 82 YEAR OLD WOMAN.
Yeah, that’s right, she will have to prove to the court that she is of sound mind. Even if she was before, what did these last few days do to her mental health? What do you think sitting in the court room listening to all this stuff is going to do to her head? Her children will not be able to keep the truth from her now.
Imagine this befuddled old woman discussing to the judge why she didn’t talk to the children for ten days. Imagine her trying to tell the judge they didn’t have a phone, or the internet, or any way to contact three children that she is supposedly the guardian of. This is going to be painful and it will be done in open court for all the world to see.
The gravy train is over boys, you were greedy and now someone else is going to get the cash money. Your brother’s oldest children are only teenagers, but they certainly know a group of slimy leech’s when they see one. Your sister Janet never should have stuck her nose where it didn’t belong. Now she is going to wake up in the morning and she’ll find you firmly attached to her back sucking on her bank account.

821 days ago


RIDICULOUS! tmz live reported yesterday that she would go from receiving $70k per month to $8k and we ALLL know she can't support her parasites with that amount.

it is time for her to come visit them like a grandma does, she is too old to be living around high energy young kids which is essentially what Jermaine, Randy, and Janet proved by "rescuing" her out of the zoo.

praying the judge sees through This!

821 days ago


Well it appears that Katherine is now back to the real world and no longer being held hostage by Randy, Janet and Rebbie and drugged ... that she is back to her old self and is acting sensibly.
Can't help but think this will NOT go over well with her 'abductor' children.

821 days ago


after all has been done I oould pay hell before I would agree with this situation, as old as she is & it was shown that her adult kids can over run her, I think it would be best for all parties to just leave them where they are now..

821 days ago


Are you sure they aren't talking about sharing that money each month!

821 days ago

People Annoy Me    

These poor children D:

821 days ago

really! really?    

The kids obviously love their grandmother. This sounds like a good compromise. TJ is there if grandma should "disappear" again.

821 days ago


Wow. It only shows this Old hag is a money whore

821 days ago
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