Michael Jackson’s mother to retain permanent custody of his kids

July 30, 2009

(ChattahBox) — Michael Jackson’s mother Katherine Jackson will get custody of the late pop star’s three children according to her lawyer, avoiding a bitter custody battle. The news means an agreement with her son’s ex-wife Debbie Rowe, the mother of Prince and Paris has been made.  Reportedly in the arrangement Rowe will retain parental rights but will not try for custody, and gets no extra money.  The biological mother of Jackson’s third child, Prince Michael II, 7, also known as Blanket, a product of artificial insemination has never been revealed.

“It’s an agreement, an agreement for the best interests of the children. This is not a money deal. This is not about money,” Londell McMillan, Katherine Jackson’s attorney, said in a an interview on CBS News’ “The Early Show.”

“All of the parties are resolved. There is no situation better for these children than for them to be raised and reared in the loving care of Mrs. Katherine Jackson,” he said.

A judge still needs to approve the deal at a hearing in Los Angeles on Monday.  There have been rumors that one of Katherine’s daughters might actually be actively involved in raising the kids.  The kids just went through losing their father, and Katherine is 79-years-old,so it’s kind of not an ideal arrangement.


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