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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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jewels1678    

Can't believe there is a ungreedy Jackson that's awesome

559 days ago
17.

Waka Waka Waka    

9k for three kids sounds about right with the extracurricular activities & by rejecting the pass amount shows he has the best interest in the kids & not his wallet.. waka waka wakaaaa

559 days ago
18.

leigh    

Why doesn't Katherine just give TJ some of her ***** 80k ****** per month if she's so concerned. oh yeah that's right, she (michael) has to support Joe and all the rest of them, It'll be interesting to see what happens when the kids come of age.

559 days ago
19.

Dobby    

She wanted him to get more but he turned it down? Now that's a good guy.

559 days ago
20.

Toilethead    

I think the entire family belongs in a zoo. But this seems reasonable.

559 days ago
21.

Throwback kid    

I think I have the perfect reality show for this situation, if they have the kids live with Corey Feldman my working title is The Feldman Four. It will be the kids and Corey getting their showbiz carrers on track, every episode will end with the four of them singing a song together just like the Partridge family did in the 70's. I would have Blanket either play the bongos or tambourine. With the Kardashian's coming to the end of the road with their reality series this is the perfect time for America to fall in love with The Feldman Four. I could even see this being made into a movie, an 80's Teen idol with the kids of the King of Pop. I smell blockbuster people!

559 days ago
22.

CN    

Sounds like TJ is totally raising those kids. So why is Mom Jackson getting such a big stipend?

Prince is a carbon copy of his bio dad (and I don't mean MJ).

559 days ago
23.

Luz    

People giving so many opinions and unnecessary nasty remarks on a subject they know nothing about. If Katherine Jackson herself says TJ's work deserves that amount, then be it! She better than anyone else must know why. And it has been made public information that Katherine Jackson is co beneficiary of the Michael Jackson Estate. People, stop been so disrespectful! You never know how it will come back at you!

559 days ago
24.

Suzie    

You gotta get paid to be family!

559 days ago
25.

BR3478    

TJ seems to be the only normal and cool one in that family!

559 days ago
26.

Carl    

I think we need a DNA test on this guy. A Jackson rejecting money because it is too much? Unthinkable!

559 days ago
27.

Sir Boo    

TJ is HOT!!!

559 days ago
28.

mj fan forever    

I do not believe for a second he rejected the deal first off, aside from the fact he has NO expenses for them as the ESTATE takes care for ALL their needs. But of course greedy unnatural mother Katherine does not want to share the money she sucks from Michael Jackson's children's allowance with this other money grab!!! The ONLY reason he wanted to be their guardian is because he expected to get a payment, infact also his father pulled himself out of the fight against the Estate just after he was appointed as their guardian!!! And you can see how he takes care for them, they grow up with no rules, being all over the internet, chatting and video chatting day and night, while are paraded all over the media to promote the Jackson family of parasites hungry for money!!!

559 days ago
29.

Anne    

my understanding is that as a guardian, you take care of the kids as your own- not as a job....I understand asking the estate for money to cover their costs but a salary? No- no one pays me to look after my kids, and if I looked after someone else's due to a death in the family then I would not expect to be paid-

559 days ago
30.

tgrfan42069    

since when do the guardians get paid for taking care of the kids they agree to be the guardians of? these jacksons are a sick bunch. for those saying tj is a stand up guy. a stand up guy would not take a dime to take care of the kids.seems like the only reason he stood up was for a pay day.i wouldnt be shocked if paris has nothing to do with these leaches once she gets of age

559 days ago
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