Michael Jackson's Last Pictures on Stage, Mother Gets Temporary Custody

Jun 30th, 2009

As of yesterday, Michael Jackson's mother, Katherine Jackson, will hold temporary custody of her three grandchildren. Judge Mitchell Beckloff has set a hearing for July 6 for the case. She filed documents yesterday morning in Los Angeles seeking guardianship of the children.

Attorneys for Katherine wrote in court papers that the children hold no relationship with their biological mother, Debbie Rowe claiming it would be "detrimental" if she were to win custody of the minors.

Prince Michael Jr., 12, Paris Michael Katherine, 11, and Prince Michael II, 7, are living with their grandmother and their grandfather, Joe Jackson, and have a "long established relationship" with her, the filing stated.

The filing, by Encino-based attorney Diane Goodman, is the first legal volley in what is anticipated to be a protracted battle over custody of the children and control of his estate.

Some legal experts believe the pop star's former wife, Debbie Rowe, is most likely to receive final custody of the two elder children she had with the singer. (source)

Looks like Rowe could give a what what since she initially waived her parental rights. She did, however, later change her mind and an appeals court ruled that she was the legal mother.

Prince Michael II was conceived by a surrogate mother, who could claim custody of him.

Attorney L. Londell McMillan, who told CNN on Sunday that he was the Jackson family lawyer, could not immediately be reached for comment. His name was not mentioned in the filing. (source)

Let's just hope Joe Jackson is nowhere in sight. Enjoy the last pictures of Michael performing on stage as he was preparing to get ready for his 50 London shows next month. So sad. At least he looked happy.

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