Michael Jackson's Mother Receives Temporary Custody of His Kids

Michael Jackson's Mother Receives Temporary Custody of His Kids-photo

Though Michael Jackson did everything in his power to keep his children out of the public eye during his lifetime, the offspring of the singer, who died unexpectedly on Thursday, were thrust into the spotlight in a big way on Monday.

Us Magazine reports that Jackson's mother, Katherine Jackson, filed a petition for guardianship over the King of Pop's three children—Prince, 12, Paris, 11 and Prince Michael II, 7 today. The petition claims that Prince and Paris have "no relationship with their biological mother," Debbie Rowe (Prince Michael II was birthed by a surrogate).

And according to the Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff has granted Jackson temporary guardianship of the children for the time being.

The filing goes on to note that the whereabouts of the surrogate who birthed Prince Michael II are "unknown." (The woman's identity was never revealed.)

Us confirms that Jackson's three orphans have been staying with Katherine at the family's home in Encino, California, since their father's death on Thursday.

But establishing guardianship for the children might not be all that clear-cut. Though Rowe divorced Jackson in 1999 and gave up custody rights during a 2005 legal battle, news broke last week that she later fought to have them restored.

According to a source, Rowe is "inconsolable" in the wake of her ex-husband's death. "She will always love Michael and she always considered him a dear friend."

Judge Beckloff has set a hearing for July 6 at 8:30 a.m. for the custody case.

Have your say in the comments section: Who do you think should receive custody of Michael Jackson's kids?

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  • CanDKiss
    CanDKiss

    Ahh come on how can it not be Yay, she is perfect. Her face her nose, eyes, hair, body rocking. I mean whats not to like. If i could die and come back as somebody it would be her, except I'd try to improve the career a bit. Either way she is slamming.

  • Allie
    Allie

    I think Janet Jackson should get them. She seemed very intent and supportative to them at the memorial exspecially Paris.

  • amy
    amy

    i think katherine jackson take custody of mj kids! because she in the mj will not debbie rowe! mj not gonna go to debbie rowe because she will not be in kids life! thank you god!

  • amy
    amy

    i think maculay culkin should raise them no

  • TATI5
    TATI5

    I THINK THEY SHOULD BE TAKEN CARE OF BY THEIR MOM, BUT FIRST FIND OUT IF DEBBIE IS THE BIOLOGICAL MOTHER OR NOT. IF SHE IS THAT IS FINE. THEY WILL GET USED TO LIVING WITH HER. I THINK KATHERINE IS OLD FOR THEM. I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE THEM MYSELF. I WOULD TAKE CARE OF THEM.

  • Jen
    Jen

    Michael's mother is not a good choice for these kids due to her age and the history of abuse within the family. but that doesn't mean she cant be apart of their lives. Debbie Rowe should get custody, even though she gave custody to michael, they divorced and custody had to be given to one of them, I believe that Debbie made a choice based on who could better provide for them and michaels love of the children. that doesnt mean she doesnt love her children. and so their was an exchange of money...they were married, that was going to happen. Its going to be an adjustment for the kids and for debbie just as much as it would be for them to go to their grandmother. As for Prince Michael, I think she should adopt him so that he can be raised with his siblings being that the surrogate remains unknown.

  • Mazz
    Mazz

    I think they should remain with the Jackson family. As previous posters have said Rowe sold those kids to MJ and when she ran out of money she petitioned the court to see them. Now, in recent articles she is calling them "animals".. Also, recent articles say that Joe Jackson lives full time in Vegas so I seriously doubt that he will have much influence on them..he is more concerned with furthering his own career. He made that apparent at the BET awards. I know they will be brought up well by Katherine and the other Jackson family. They will be fine.

  • Susan
    Susan

    My God, if Katherine Jackson is given custody of these children, who will protect them from Joe Jackson??? The man is an abusive monster. I am horrified. The courts should appoint a Guardian ad-litem ,at the very least , for these children, so that they are placed with guardians who have their best interest at heart, not the ability to manipulate them to make money. Why on earth are Michael's adult siblings allowing their father to take control of the situation???

  • liz sanchez
    liz sanchez

    They show be with the Jackson family not their mother didn't she sell her kids to MJ for money!!! Thaa She gave up her right for money! As far as I'am concerned the court show give them to Jackson mother. And if anything happens to the grandmother am sure that Janet Jackson will set up and help her mother with the kids.

  • DEBRA JOHNSON
    DEBRA JOHNSON

    THE MOTHER DEBBIE ROWE SHOULD STEP UP AND TAKE CARE OF HER CHILDREN, THEY SHOULD ALSO, BE ABLE TO VISIT THE JACKSONS. LOOK HOW MICHAEL TURNED OUT UNDER THE ABUSE OF HIS FATHER, THESE KIDS SHOULD NOT HAVE TO ENDURE THE SAME...LET THEM LIVE NORMAL LIVES...

  • II
    II

    i think the grandparent's should get the custody of the children straight up !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Costyn
    Costyn

    if she consider that to be a mother for 15 milions dolar is enought to abandon kids and not to care about them so long period of time this is not a good mother only for interest maibe M.J. parents can give beter education than mother who leave kids behaind until naw -i personal just kik her aut but if she love so much can see them with program

  • goldie07
    goldie07

    OMG I can not see Joe or Katherine raising these children. She allowed Joe to dominate their children into the creatures they have become today!! I think these children are going to be scarred for life no matter where they go but Joe is already talking new contracts, is he USING MJs children? I dont know about the bio-mom or if she should have rights but I know this much as much as I hate Foster Care (I was raised in it) I think these kids would fair so much better away from the majority of the Jackson family!! YES PLEASE look out for the children!

  • goldie07
    goldie07

    All these idiots! Yes, Michael was very candid about the abuse. As was his sister, LaToya. The father however was NOT granted custody, or even temporary custody. Michael mom was granted temporary custody. There's still the matter of his will. And YES there is one.

  • Myriam
    Myriam

    The only family they know are the Jackson, their mother is only un illusion, she is completely unknown for them, so let them be with the Jacson.Not all of them are twisted minded. Must be somebody with common sense and young able to take care of them.

  • I AM A Mother
    I AM A Mother

    Hello!!! Has anyone looked at those children!!! They should find out who the real father is before anything!! Hold-up... I am the mother of 3 wonderfully black children and 2 wonderfully white children and 4 wonderfully multi-raced children. Who are you to judge who a father or mother can be based on skin color? We all know that is what you are doing. No one has ever said these children are his biologically, they do not need to be to be HIS!! I was adopted by a wonderful family who happened to have 22 other children. For you make such a derogatory statement disgusts me....

  • ProtectTheKids
    ProtectTheKids

    Look what a great job Momma and Pappa Jackson did with Michael! That's messed up! I hope Debbie gets her kids back. 79 yr. old ladies don't have the energy to raise teenagers. OMG I can not see Joe or Katherine raising these children. She allowed Joe to dominate their children into the creatures they have become today!! I think these children are going to be scarred for life no matter where they go but Joe is already talking new contracts, is he USING MJs children? I dont know about the bio-mom or if she should have rights but I know this much as much as I hate Foster Care (I was raised in it) I think these kids would fair so much better away from the majority of the Jackson family!!

  • me123
    me123

    definitely to the Debbie Rowe

  • futuristfreak
    futuristfreak

    They should be with the godfather. That's his job, Michael made him godfather for this purpose. I think placing the kids with the grandmother or debbie rowe would not be in their best interest. When kids are orphaned I think it's important to place them with someone who will raise them in the same style as the parents. Their world is already topsy turvy, let's limit the damage as much as possible!

  • Sally
    Sally

    Hello!!! Has anyone looked at those children!!! They should find out who the real father is before anything!!

  • drcuddy
    drcuddy

    Agreed! They should go to Rowe.

  • bawwow
    bawwow

    i think maculay culkin should raise them

  • db
    db

    Michael was very candid about the abuse he suffered as a child. There is no way those kids should be with his parents!

  • EE
    EE

    I think first option should go to their mother, if she wants them. Their support should be taken care of by Michael's estate. There must be enough money (especially now) to care for them in the way they have become accustomed to. I also think the Jackson family should be give visitation rights. Michael's parents are older, so it is important to consider who will be able to give them consistancy long term. If their mother doesn't want them (which would be very sad), maybe one of Michael's siblings has a stable family oriented household that would be suitable for them.

  • gabrielle
    gabrielle

    They should be with their grandmother and family. The Jacksons are the only ones who can help the children understand their father and the life he had.

  • suzieQ
    suzieQ

    They should be with people they know and who cares for them not the money train that accompanies them. Do they know their mum;have they even met her. They have been through enough in their short lives but in a way should they not be asked what they want as kids can be at times painfully honest

  • Lexi
    Lexi

    I don´t think his mother should get custody. I mean she is not the youngest and I´m sure she can´t take care of them like a real mother. What if she dies in the next couple of years? Then the kids will be in this messed up situation again!

  • noah
    noah

    They should be released into the wild and raised by wolves. That would be AWESOME.

    Teen wolf!

  • Datagirl
    Datagirl

    Look what a great job Momma and Pappa Jackson did with Michael! That's messed up! I hope Debbie gets her kids back. 79 yr. old ladies don't have the energy to raise teenagers.

  • veronica
    veronica

    Sorry, but those two kids are the blood children of Debbie Rowe and if anyone should have custody of them now that MJ is dead it should be her. However, if she has any sense of affection and maternal love for those children she will let them be raised by the only family they have ever know, the Jacksons. Although she should develop a relationship with them.

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