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TJ Jackson

He Needs Cash

To Care for Michael's Kids

2/6/2013 6:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

TJ Jackson
cannot continue to serve as a surrogate parent to Michael Jackson's 3 kids without getting some compensation, so the Executors of MJ's Estate are asking the judge to give TJ a reasonable amount of money to keep the ship afloat.

The Executors filed legal docs -- obtained by TMZ -- in which they say TJ has been extremely devoted to Paris, Prince and Blanket since MJ's death.  TJ -- who is now a co-guardian along with Katherine Jackson -- spends 40 hours a week caring for the 3 kids. 

The Executors say it's been a hardship for TJ -- who is married with 3 kids of his own.  Although he's been a co-guardian since July, he hasn't received a single penny for his services.

The Executors are asking the judge to allow them to pay TJ $9,000 a month, retroactive to July.  They add, the way it's going now, TJ may not be able to continue, so compensation is essential.

Sounds like a pretty good deal to us.


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Pay the man, just audit every so often to make sure it's all good.

601 days ago


Wow he spends a whoppin' 40 hours a week with the kids? sounds more like he views it more as a job than a caring Uncle. And $9000.00/mo? thats just ridiculous since he isn't the full-time "care giver". Hell where can I sign up for this????

601 days ago


Let Arny Klein baby sit his kids once in a while, it will save some money.

601 days ago


It's only fair!!! They require child support for 1/2 parenting. 40 hours per week doesn't sound like a lot of time, but it probably cuts into other things he has going.

601 days ago

your not all that    

lol.UMMMMMMMMMMMMMM. didnt see this coming............

601 days ago


I knew it was only matter of time before his true color$ $howed. The estate pays for everything for the kids. This guy isn't out a dime. He wants to be a paid baby sitter.

601 days ago


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601 days ago


An EXCELLENT use of the funds rather than use them for mother who in turns shares with witless JOE.

601 days ago


how much is granny getting? Tell the old bag to give it to him instead of her husband and her kids. She got how many millions a couple of months ago.

601 days ago


What greedy pigs. Those three kids would be better off in boarding school and away from their so-called family. Who needs 9K a month taking care of 3 kids, two of whom are teenagers. I hope Paris & Prince get emancipated and leave their no good, greedy relatives behind.

601 days ago


Pay the man.

Why should he take care of somebody else's children for free?

From what I understand, the children are a handful.

601 days ago


It's just right to compensate him. If he's spending that much time with this family, and has his own family, he deserves it. He deserves a lot more than $9,000. I'd rather see him get it than those ungrateful siblings of Michaels, that abducted their own mother.

601 days ago


You people are ignorant. How is he greedy?

These aren't the kids next door. They are celebrity kids. LIkely spoiled and demanding.

Let him take just 20 hours a week and let something happen and you all will be blaming him.

You think it's easy parenting 2 teenagers and a third young kid who aren't yours when you already have children?

You think these kids have ordinary requests?
Do you know how expensive it is in L.A. /Hollywood?

STFU idiots.

601 days ago


He deserves compensation. It's a huge responsibility and with Katherine aging it will become even more demanding. Prince & Blanket will turn 16 and 11 this month and Paris 15 in Apr. That's several years of guardianship yet to be carried out.

601 days ago


I don't think it'a a "Good Deal". I think it's "fair". Big difference.

601 days ago
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