TJ Jackson files for custody of Michael’s children
Katherine Jackson could share oversight
A Los Angeles judge ordered authorities to determine if the three minor children of Michael Jackson are receiving appropriate care.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff appointed probate investigator Cary Ornelas to look into the status of the siblings—Prince, 15, Paris, 14, and Blanket, 10.
“The court orders that Ms. Ornelas have direct access to the children and authorizes Ms. Ornelas to interview the children at their school on an unannounced basis,” the order states.
Ornelas was ordered to prepare a report for Beckloff and not give it to any of the parties.
The late pop star’s mother, Katherine Jackson, had been the guardian of the children until Wednesday when Beckloff suspended her guardianship following her still-unexplained disappearance. The judge appointed Michael Jackson’s nephew, TJ Jackson, to be temporary guardian.
TJ Jackson has since filed a petition to be the children’s permanent guardian.
“The minor children are very attached to the proposed guardian, who has been very involved in their lives since the death of their father,” his court papers state. “Recent events have highlighted the need for continuity for the minor children.”
Under a proposed guardianship change announced by Katherine Jackson’s attorney, Perry Sanders, the 82-year-old grandmother would share oversight of the children with TJ. The arrangement is expected to be presented to Beckloff next week.
TJ Jackson, 34, told Beckloff during the hearing that he spoke Tuesday to Katherine Jackson, who has apparently been in Arizona, allegedly under doctor’s orders. TJ Jackson said she was talking strangely. Katherine Jackson has since returned to her Calabasas home.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Michael Jackson's mother was reinstated today as permanent guardian of her late pop star son's three children, but their cousin, TJ, will remain in his role as temporary guardian pending an Aug. 22 hearing on whether his status also should be made permanent.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—A Los Angeles judge today ordered authorities to determine if the three minor children of Michael Jackson are receiving appropriate care.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff appointed probate investigator Cary Ornelas to look into the status of the siblings — Prince, 15, Paris, 14, and Blanket, 10.
"The court orders that Ms. Ornelas have direct access to the children and authorizes Ms. Ornelas to interview the children at their school on an unannounced basis," the order states.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Michael Jackson’s mother and nephew will serve as co-guardians of the late singer’s three children under an arrangement finalized today by a Los Angeles judge.
Earlier this month, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff reinstated Jackson’s mother, Katherine, as the children’s primary guardian and temporarily appointed TJ Jackson, the son of Michael Jackson’s brother Tito, as a co-guardian, pending today’s hearing to finalize the arrangement.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — AEG Live filed an insurance claim to recover losses from Michael Jackson’s death the same day he died, according to a lawyer for Jackson’s family.
That revelation may not relate to the heart of the wrongful death lawsuit against Michael Jackson’s last concert promoter, but Jackson lawyers hope it could sway jurors to see AEG Live executives as motivated by money over the pop icon’s needs.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — AEG Live considered “pulling the plug” on Michael Jackson’s comeback concerts 11 days before the pop icon died, the show’s choreographer testified Tuesday.
Travis Payne, who worked closely with Michael Jackson in his final days, earlier testified that in Jackson’s last rehearsals before his death he was “not at show standards but he was rehearsing, he was processing.”