Katherine Jackson: Seeking Shared Custody of Michael Jackson’s Kids

Posted Friday July 27, 2012 1:22 PM GMT

As if their family hasn’t had enough drama in recent years, now Katherine Jackson has changed her mind about giving up guardianship of her late son Michael Jackson's children.

Perry Sanders, Ms. Jackson’s attorney, told press that Katherine is planning to file a request for joint guardianship with her grandson TJ in the next few days.

"That pleading will essentially now legally reflect how Mrs. Jackson and TJ have often shared responsibilities of raising the children since Michael Jackson's tragic passing,” Perry explained.

“It will also make clear for school personnel and anyone else coming into contact with the children that TJ is authorized to act on their behalf. Mrs. Jackson will then be freed up to focus on the more personal everyday decision making related to the lives and activities of the children."

Sanders concluded, "Mrs. Jackson is extremely pleased with the prospect of enjoying the pleasure of raising Michael's children without the day-to-day tedium of items such as managing the large staff that goes with such a high profile family and focus her attention on being a grandmother and raising Michael's children."

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