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TJ Jackson

Officially Co-Guardian

Of Michael Jackson's Kids

8/22/2012 11:12 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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TJ Jackson
is now PERMANENTLY sharing guardianship of Michael Jackson's children with their grandmother Katherine Jackson, an L.A. judge just ruled.

As we previously reported, TJ was awarded temporary co-guardianship of Prince, Paris, and Blanket along with Katherine ... but that was made permanent today.

TJ has received enormous support from the Jackson family to take a guardianship role, including from Katherine herself ... as well as MJ's kids. TJ has been a father figure to the children for years.

The judge told TJ in court to be mindful of the giant rift currently tearing apart the Jackson family -- and asked TJ to make sure the children aren't negatively affected.

As co-guardian, TJ will assume many of the day-to-day tasks involved in taking care of the children -- including management of household personnel and security.

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verlinda    

So what does TJ do for a living. I know that band he had flopped. So he's not playing nurse mom for free

690 days ago
32.

Jojo792314    

Greed is going on in that family. If micheal want tj to take care of his kids he would have put him in the will.

690 days ago
33.

tamara    

They may like TJ but in that family I wouldn't trust any of them. TJ will always be influenced by Janet & co.

690 days ago
34.

Susan62509    

How could MJ3 not be negatively affected when they received the brunt of Katherine's kidnapping and Janet's physical grab for Paris' phone? If the judge meant not to let MJ3 be negatively affected by the Randy, Rebbie, Janet & Jermaine letter to the Executor's there's no need for MJ3 to worry because that letter is laughable and ignorant.

690 days ago
35.

Lindy    

Who cares about Paris Hilton she's so nothing and not to bright

690 days ago
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Susan62509    

TJ , as co-guardian, will only be the supervisor for the security guards, household staff and attending conferences at Prince and Pari's school. Katherine made it clear upfront that she wants to continue handling the allowance. Katherine will remain in control no matter what happens in that household.

690 days ago
37.

Barbara    

This is not Michael Jackson's will. It is a bull****, that is not MJs mind.

690 days ago
38.

Barbara    

Michael Jackson made a last will! This will must be strictly adhered and this is not TJ Jackson.

690 days ago
39.

MiMi    

Lots of ignorant posts on this board, especially considering the majority of them are not coming from the regular TMZ trolls.


Where does it say that TJ is benefiting financially from becoming co-guardian? TJ was very close to Michael and I'm sure Michael would approve of TJ's assitance to his Mother in raising his 3 children.

690 days ago
40.

Elizabeth    

Hopefully TJ isn't greedy like the bunch of Jackson's and takes care of Michael's children properly!

690 days ago
41.

MiMi    

A California judge today made Tito "TJ" Jackson permanent co-guardian of the singer's children along with their grandmother Katherine, but not without some unexpected drama.

A woman claiming to be the cousin of Michael Jackson showed up in court today to ask the judge to delay the appointment of TJ Jackson as permanent co-guardian of the singer's children.

Despite a plea from the woman, Debra Jackson, Judge Mitchell Beckloff granted TJ Jackson the motion to share guardianship with Michael's mother, Katherine Jackson, of the three children.

The judge made the ruling after also considering a letter submitted by singer Diana Ross, in which the singer said she has met TJ and thinks he has good intentions in caring for Michael's kids.

Beckloff said Ross mentioned in the letter that she is very interested in what happens with the children and that she takes her role in the will as the next guardian in line very seriously.

http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/tj-jackson-made-perma...

690 days ago
42.

Pegasus    

Amazing! All this time that I have been away, I come back to see the Same Old Idiots posting the Same Old Garbage about Michael - over and over again! Well, some things haven't changed at least! Once an Idiot - ALWAYS an Idiot! Or should I say Lying Idiots?

690 days ago
43.

Raejean    

Good. Someone reasonable and not being jerked around by MJ siblings or Old Joe in co-charge of the kids.

690 days ago
44.

Carla628    

Do the right thing T.J. These kids need love.

690 days ago
45.

Sandra     

What a pathetic bunch!! Let's hope this guy is not as greedy as his rels.!!

690 days ago
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