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Katherine Jackson

TJ Deserves $9k per Month

to Care for MJ's Kids

3/12/2013 1:52 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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TJ Jackson deserves $9,000 per month to care for Michael Jackson's 3 kids ... this according to MJ's mother Katherine Jackson.

Katherine just filed legal docs ... asking the court to sign off on her request to have the Michael Jackson Estate pay her grandson TJ for his care-giving duties for Paris, Blanket and Prince.

In the docs, Katherine says she originally suggested to TJ that he be paid more than $9k per month, but TJ rejected the deal ... saying it was simply too much money.

In the docs, filed yesterday in L.A. County Superior Court, Katherine claims TJ eventually agreed to $9k -- $108,000 per year -- which is roughly equivalent to the salary earned by the children's full-time nanny.

Katherine says the salary is justified because he spends an average of 300 hours per month caring for the kids -- taking them to various appointments, extracurricular activities (karate, athletics, guitar lessons) and social outings.

Katherine says TJ -- Tito's 34-year-old son -- also helps the kids with their schoolwork and attends all school functions, including back-to-school nights and parent-teacher conferences.

A judge has yet to rule.

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1.

IwuvTMZ    

More money grab. Grab away!

560 days ago
2.

Stiletto    

Give him 6K...cause I'd take care of Paris for free.

560 days ago
3.

Fredsicles     

That's nice he's taking care of them.

560 days ago
4.

Fredsicles     

TJ is cute. Must have a white mom bc he looks light

560 days ago
5.

Yourkiddingmeright    

THOSE AREN'T MJ'S KIDS!!!!!!!!! Will someone please DNA test them?!?!?!?!?!

560 days ago
6.

ChitownCletus    

F THAT! Makes those kids sing and dance for a living, thats what they did to MJ and he turned out just fine!!

560 days ago
7.

bart    

TJ is awesome

560 days ago
8.

Kash511    

THAT'S IT!?

560 days ago
9.

Ashley     

thats not enough.......!

560 days ago
10.

youdontknowme    

Don't matter if those aren't MJ's biological kids. He raised them from when they were little babies. They're his. I am sick and tired of hearing about them and his money though. There are other celebrities with children.

560 days ago
11.

static    

Taking into account how much the estate is worth and what he does he should get triple that amount but the fact he isn't looking for a ton of money says a lot about him and in a good way.

560 days ago
12.

Pittslady    

gettin money does not mean you will spend it all..

560 days ago
13.

August    

Prince Jackson "TWO MORE YEARS and I can get away from this CRAZY BLACK FAMILY...."

560 days ago
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August    

That's what he gets paid; little Blanket chews & slobbers-on $9,000 in blankets a month alone....

560 days ago
15.

Throwback kid    

I would like to see the kids with Corey Feldman instead, he is the closest living person we have as MJ. Corey needs money so he would probably take them for 5 grand a month. He could give Paris acting lessons since that is what she wants to do and could teach Prince and Blanket to dance just like MJ did. There was a time when Feldman was basically a white MJ. He dressed just like him and would display his Thriller dance moves at the drop of a hat. Corey Feldman would be the father figure these kids need

560 days ago
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