A California judge today granted Katherine Jackson's petition for temporary custody of the three children her late son, pop icon Michael Jackson, raised as his own.

Jackson's ex-wife Debbie Rowe, biological mother of the two eldest children, was served with a notice. A hearing is set for next Monday, according to TMZ.com.

The petition stated Debbie Rowe had no relationship with the children.

Meanwhile, a lawyer who was terminated from Jackson's employ in 2006, suddenly popped back up three weeks ago. Attorney John Branca claims to be in possession of Jackson's last will and testament, and he plans to file the will in court in 30 days.

According to TMZ.com, Jackson's parents Katherine and Joseph Jackson aren't aware of any such will. Katherine filed a petition to be named administrator of Jackson's estate. In the petition, Katherine Jackson stated her son had no will.

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  • http://myspace.com/rayne215 spongebobfan

    I Pray he had a will, for simple fact he loved his kids so much, its a will somewhere

  • mizzdallas

    Ummmm, Wendy Williams is talking about some old ish that happend two weeks ago, Im gonna need her to step-her game up!

    Back on topic:
    Katherine Jackson getting temp custody of the kids is no surprise

  • Charles

    Definatley not his kids, you did DNA Aint no way theyd match up and thats for real..........

  • http://twitter.com/joycejustice LadyJustice

    why wouldnt he have a will?!?!

  • Peachizz


  • http://myspace.com/thegameoncw Bird

    Charles Says:

    Definatley not his kids, you did DNA Aint no way theyd match up and thats for real……….

    We all been knowin' that. You don't need DNA to tell you they are not his biological children. The fact remains he was their LEGAL parent.

  • Daisy

    I thought I read on tmz that they found a will?

  • coaretained

    I thought he just changed it up so in the even of his deal sir paul got his rights back??

    I still think them his kids....them kids got some nicca in em somewhere... and even if they aren't BIO.. who was they daddy??? Hmm??? The person they were named after... why pay a broad to get pregnant with someone elses seed? Maybe she was SUPPOSED to get pregnant with his and they switched it out... poor mike never knew the difference...

  • omina-homina

    that's one strong lady!!!

  • melinla

    And now it begins....

  • coaretained

    so that lil girl don't look NOTHING like katherine to ya'll???

  • SunnyPA

    I tried to find the article (there's so much out there) to paste a quote from Debbie Rowe. I can't remember where I saw it.

    She said they're not MJ's biological kids and she has no intention of trying to get custody or even meeting them. She wasn't cut out to be a mom then and she doesn't want to be one now.

    @omina-homina Says:
    that’s one strong lady!!!
    those old-school moms are amazing women

  • Krysi J

    Yea Kat got custody of DEBBIE ROWE kids I don't know about MIKE's

    And umm....If Mike doesn't have a will...would I be wrong for saying he probably doesn't have one on purpose...a man as successful as him knew the benefits of having a will years ago, and he knew that it would be less stressful for his family if there was one in place. With him not having one, I wonder if he set up a trust for his kids and left the rest for the sharks....maybe Michael didn't want anyone in his family to have anything that he hadn't already given them. I know off top Latoya wasn't getting SHYT!

  • Krysi J

    and Joe just look suspect, Im sorry....but something ain right about dat shyt. He's taking his son's death pretty well for a man who loved his children so much.....Michael fed the whole damn house and he like some of those white folks wanted to take all the credit.....(excuse me yall, maybe im saying too much) but that movie "THe American Dream" sure made me think that way. Maybe he was still salty about a few things...I don't know, Im just venting

  • missmiami


  • http://twitter.com/joycejustice LadyJustice

    joe was on cnn talkin about Mike. something is a lil funny Krysi. his demeanor... he seems like he actually happy mike passed. he keeps smiling and laughing... wtf?

  • aqtpie

    I 100% believe those are Michael's kids, I'm glad they will be with their grandmother. =)

  • SunnyPA

    Debbie Rowe quote (google her name to see article):
    “Michael was divorced, lonely and wanted children. I was the one who said to him, ‘I will have your babies,’” Debbie says in a NEW interview with Britain’s News of the World. “I offered him my womb - it was a gift. It was something I did to keep him happy….I was just the vessel. It wasn’t Michael’s sperm,” she says. “I went to the ‘office’, which is what we called the medical clinic. They impregnated me.”

    “I got paid for it, and I’ve moved on. I know I will never see my children again.”

    If she wanted those kids, she would have done something before now. I'm sure the Jacksons know all they have to do is throw a few dollars her way.

  • PAHairston

    Hello All. These could be MJ's kids. After all, a blue-black man can and has produced lily-white children just like the same blue-black man can produce a child blacker than the night. Only the white man's gene is so weak it can disappear after the 1st generation. I'm just saying. But as far as his children, they could indeed be his. Legally they are and that's all that matters. I wish them well. Who knows, they just may take off where Mike left. Peaceeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

  • PAHairston

    And as far as Joe Jackson is concerned, he's a sick man, like many of our so-called parents today. Michael was his ticket and the ticket just got bigger. So sad. Peace.

  • SunnyPA

    You can go to a catalogue and pick out the features of the sperm donor.

  • aqtpie

    Her lawyer just issued a statement a few hours ago and said that interview was fake, she never did an interview with them.

  • wiggy2272003

    Not true about it disapearing. I have a friend whos is caramel brown her mom lightskinned dad chocholate. My friend had a baby with a very darkskinned man. Their daughter was born white with a reddish brown hair. He man didn't even believe it was his baby. His mom saw her and told him she looked just like him but light.(she was his) anyway his mom also told him one of his grandparents or greatgrandparents was white. That baby is seventeen now still looks just like him but coloring is like Tiny's.

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    Joe seems happy because he sees an opportunity to make more money. He used his kids as a vehicle out of the ghetto and he continued to exploit them all their lives. Now he will exploit Michael in death. I find it interesting that the media says Joe is "living" with his wife at the Encino estate when we all know he left Katherine years ago and is living in Las Vegas.

  • http://oneperfectassistant.com ggouch

    How can anyone tell anothe person how to grieve? Taking his son's death pretty well? opposed to what? televising the slitting of his throat on prime time NBC?

    Let me also say this. We tend to forget that it was JOE that put the microphones in his kids hands first! That it was HIS tenaciousness that got this family out of Gary, IN and on to the next level.

    People don't give this man his propers and it's not at all right! Joe was a man with 9 children, 6 of them boys. Do you really think he had time to be soft spoken and gentle with 6 men-children to raise and have them all focused on one common goal? And how bad was he really? The loving Katherine didn't take her children and leave for their own safety. remember these boys were making money from a young age, she would have been well sustained had she done so.

    Hell she and joe didn't even divorce until the children were grown and the cause was due to his infidelity.

    With everything that is being said about MJ, his family, his children, I am comforted to know that we alll really only have one appointment with judgement and nine times out of 10 God will not be calling any of us to chime in.

  • SunnyPA

    aqtpie Says:
    Her lawyer just issued a statement a few hours ago and said that interview was fake, she never did an interview with them.

    WTF?! Fake autopsy, fake lawyers, fake interviews, fake T-shirts ... what a bunch of voltures (sp).

  • Peachizz

    @SunnyPA Says:
    WTF?! Fake autopsy, fake lawyers, fake interviews, fake T-shirts … what a bunch of voltures (sp).
    This is all so sad, poor children lost....

  • Krysi J

    It wasn’t Michael’s sperm,” she says. “I went to the ‘office’, which is what we called the medical clinic. They impregnated me.”

    NOOOOooooooo! Aw man I knew it....but its still sad because that proves Michael just had to be W----! What did we as a race do to Michael so bad that he wanted to be apart of another??!!....I know what happened....JOE!!!!!!! Now we know that this man left no blood of his genius anywhere on this earth......Somebody call Billie Jean......maybe the kid is his son.. :sad: ...Damn, Mike died a confused, depressed, and broken.....I wouldn't wish that type of life on my worst enemy. Whats the purpose of being famous if you have to be so unhappy....

  • aqtpie

    Yo a$$ is crazy!!!

  • http://charactercorner.blogspot.com attorneymom

    Thank God, that these kids can finally live a normal life. No more masks. No more veils. I sure hope they have no talent or Grandpa Pimp Daddy will continue his madness.

  • miamore73

    LMAO attorneymom

    I wonder if someone will pop up claiming to be the kids "real" father??!! Debbie didn't want kids to begin with hopefully she realizes that instead of seeing more $$$ and leaves the kids with Katherine.

  • coaretained

    katherine looks just lost...my heart hurts for her too.. that is a woman who loves her kids.

  • aqtpie

    LOL @ AM,
    I don't know, Joe might try, I remember reading somewhere before Michael died that the oldest son and he had recorded a duet. =) Debbie Rowe said in an interview last year that the kids wearing veils and masks was her idea not Michael's because she had been getting threats that people wanted to kidnap them, she also said that she was not happy that they had been photographed without them.

  • http://myspace.com/t3pps Mika

    keep these kids far away from joe jackson PLEASE

  • http://charactercorner.blogspot.com attorneymom

    @ aqtpie writes, "I remember reading somewhere before Michael died that the oldest son and he had recorded a duet."
    Aw hell to the naw. Like Mika, keep those kids away from Daddy Dearest - the Negro Edition.

  • Dhoward1913

    I really don't think that Joe Jackson is a bad as we think. As kids, we all got our asses whipped. Some with extension cords, train tracks, whatever our parents could reach. It was called discipline then. We need some more of that so that we can stop having our black kids out here with no damn direction and acting like fools. Now Joe probably did bust their asses a little more because he was trying to build an empire. If he hadn't done that none of us would be mourning this icon like we are. As far as today's press conference, Joe is like 100 years old and y'all all know old be rattle and say all kind of unnessecary shyt.