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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
EXCLUSIVE

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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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91.

Jenna5960    

I think it's ridiculous that someone should be paid to take care of their family. Expenses for the kids is one thing. You don't need a salary. If you truly love them you want to do it.

568 days ago
92.

Caddtsrx3    

Damn he comes cheap as a babysitter $200,000 a yr at least is fair

568 days ago
93.

MiMi    

TJ should be compensated. Anyone who is a permanat and constant/consistent caregiver should be paid by MJ's Estate.

And most likely Michael would agree.

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567 days ago
94.

Cincinnati Sugar    

THIS IS BULL****T, HE WANTS MORE OF MICHAEL'S HARD EARNED MONEY TO FILTER TO OLD BULLDOG JOE! POOR MJ, EVERYONE GREEDY! THANK GOD HE LEFT THEM OUT OF HIS WILL (but they still are making money off him) SO SAD.

567 days ago
95.

zoe    

Apples and oranges, folks. When TJ is requesting $9.000, you have to think these kids aren't used to living without those kind of funds. And considering they are heirs to a multi-million dollar fortune, why should they? TJ should get this money, he is helping to raise them on top of three other kids. This doesn't mean he is money grubbing.

567 days ago
96.

What I Think    

Prince looks like such a dork.

567 days ago
97.

dd    

fun fact TJ JACKSON took Kim Kardashian's virginity and was her prom date...(they were together for a while)

567 days ago
98.

nan    

If he is spending 40 hours a week meeting the needs of MJ3 and their household issues, he has no time to do anything else to support his own children and keep a roof over his owns kid heads
He would be neglecting his own family if he wasnt compensated..
Everybody has to pay taxes and other household expenses, and so does he..
I think he is doing this out of love, but you cant live off love, so he needs some money,
He could have asked for a lot more then that and gotten it.
I am happy they have someone around who is younger the Katherine , so he can keep up with what they are doing , and who,... also has fond memories of MJ from when he was younger also.
I think he would have a better sense of what MJ would want for his children.

567 days ago
99.

TEAM LAMMY    

You knew this was coming.

567 days ago
100.

t_storm    

For everyone that is complaining about him wanting a little help in raising 3 kids that are not his, sit there and ask yourself if you would do it for free if there was a means for you to receive help? I think NOT! you would do the same thing he is, and anyone that says different unless you got tons of money is full of B$!!
Personally I think it's wonderful he has took up the job, and they seem to be much more settled then before without all the chaos in their lives that was there before.

567 days ago
101.

HngBlkBtm    

Wishing them the best.

567 days ago
102.

HumanNature    

BLESSING TO TJ AND HIS FAMILY

567 days ago
103.

Jen    

I had the biggest crush on this guy when I was like 8.

567 days ago
104.

kate    

Sounds like Katherine is letting him do all the parenting and she is not offering any funds to him. The kids have been shown at school games alone with guards but no guardian ( Katherine) and Katherine had to be told by Paris that Prince won his basketball game b/c apparently she does not attend their activities. I know everyone loves her but seems like she is as greedy as the rest and doesn't do her job as a parent to these kids. She has put them on TV , at public events , used them to sell books , belts and concerts for profit. Allowed them to hawk perfume for Joe, clothes line for the J-4, and do red carpets to promote Latoya. Hopefully, TJ will act as a parent to them not as a babysitter who really doesn't care as long as he gets paid. It is sad to watch this happen when Mj tried so hard to raise them differently. I wish he would have made different choices so he'd still be here to protect his kids.

566 days ago
105.

Warren    

TJ has been doing for those kids since MJ died. TJ is the one who went to meet Prince and Paris' teachers when they started school along with other things like a good uncle would do. BTW, MJ's estate is worth at least a $billion today. In five to seven years it could be worth twice as much.

566 days ago
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