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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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31.

smileandshine    

Sounds like they are doing great for the kids! Having things all setup. Katherine probably see's how much TJ is there for them. They are lucky to have family like that with their father being gone, and their mom not in their life.

488 days ago
32.

OnThree    

I'm glad that these kids have him in their lives. They've been through a lot, and have had a really strange life. It's nice to see that he rejected the original amount because it was too much money. And the amount that he is getting is much less in comparison than a lot of celeb ex-wives get for child support.

488 days ago
33.

Iknowitall    

OK I have no problem with TJ being paid, however, there is no freaking way that he is taking care of them 10 hours a day every day. If he spends an average of 300 hours a month on taking care of them what does he do go to school with them? That's 10 hours a day, there is no way. Plus they have a full time nanny, yeah he is taking care of them 300 hours a month NOT.

488 days ago
34.

me    

The only level-headed Jackson. Good for him!

488 days ago
35.

TJ    

Isn't he the one who was having sex with Kim Kardashian, when she was 14 years old? (It was on of the Jacksons). Wonder why he dumped her, as she seems scarred for life. Strong imprint there.

488 days ago
36.

Toallthehatersoftheworld    

Poor kids its all about the money

488 days ago
37.

Noel    

So exactly what is the 26K that Katherine getting for?? That aside, I think he should be getting at least 10-12K per month for all that he is doing. It seems that the kids are really be cared for by TJ and the nanny which probably is a good thing.

488 days ago
38.

Kit    

Which is what normal parents do all over the world... Maybe they too should be paid $108000? This is just silly ... What in the hell is THE nanny doing all this time while TJ is running around? Just my two cents..

488 days ago
39.

mebrat24    

the old lady gets $86 k a month but she thinks he is worth 9 k a month. why don't they take 9 k away from the old bag and see what she says.

487 days ago
40.

blythe    

Why is this out for public consumption . Its noone's business how much he recieves

487 days ago
41.

Tesla_Consulting    

"... but TJ rejected the idea." I see a bad moon rising. Trouble ahead.

487 days ago
42.

CloBird    

TJ has taken over the day-to-day parenting of the children, allowing Katherine to be grandmother. The ESTATE LAWYERS have no problems with Katherine's request. Paris, Prince and Blanket want TJ to share the guardianship with their grandmother; Michael had used TJ to watch his children when he was alive... this is not a money grab. The ESTATE LAWYERS would have put an end to this request if it was.

487 days ago
43.

Pam    

Even in death, they are still sucking money out of Michael. Pathetic.

487 days ago
44.

Elizabeth    

I also think that TJ getting $9000 a month to care for them is greedy..

487 days ago
45.

John    

TJ is such a handsome man, Lord knows.

487 days ago
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