Katherine And T.J. Jackson To Share Custody Of M.J.’s Children

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katherine jackson custody battleMichael Jackson‘s mother, Katherine Jackson, has agreed to share custody of her late son’s three children with her grandson, T.J. Jackson, the Los Angeles Times reports.

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The Times reports that she will file papers next week asking an L.A. judge to name Tito Joe “T.J.” Jackson, 34, as co-guardian. Mrs. Jackson, 82, was stripped of full guardianship last week Wednesday over allegations that several of her children were holding her against her will at an Arizona spa.

The L.A. Times has more:

Katherine Jackson returned to Los Angeles on Thursday and announced her intention to regain guardianship of Prince, 15, Paris, 14 and Blanket, 10.

But after a meeting with her lawyer, the children, and T.J. Jackson, she concluded he should remain in an official role, the statement said. T.J. Jackson, 34, has been closely involved in the children’s upbringing, attending school conferences and dealing with teachers, the statement said.

The joint arrangement “will essentially now legally reflect how Mrs. Jackson and T.J. have often shared responsibilities of raising the children since Michael Jackson’s tragic passing,” Sanders wrote.
T.J. Jackson will oversee the staff and security at the Calabasas home while Katherine Jackson will keep control of the children’s financial allowance from the singer’s estate, according to the statement.

“She is eager to simply enjoy her great relationship with these children, while deeding over some of the stressors that go hand in hand with being a guardian,” Sanders wrote.

For the full story, please go to the L.A. Times.

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