Michael Jackson’s mother Katherine wins custody of his three children
Michael Jackson’s elderly mother will be given custody of his three children, her lawyer announced today.
Katherine Jackson, 79, and Debbie Rowe, the biological mother of the two eldest children Prince Michael I, 12, and Paris, 11, have reached a mutual agreement ahead of the formal custody hearing on Monday.
Speaking on America’s The Early Show, the star’s lawyer L. Londell McMillan said Jackson’s ex-wife Rowe will get visitation rights to the kids, but no extra money in addition to her previous settlements.
McMillan said: ‘It’s an agreement for the best interests of the children. This is not a money deal.
Debbie Rowe, who has no relationship with her children, will be re-introduced to their lives
As part of the agreement, Mrs Jackson and Rowe have mutually agreed to hire a child psychologist to advise them when and how the star’s ex-wife’s visits should take place.
Prince, Paris and their seven-year-old brother Prince Michael II, aka Blanket (whose biological mother is not known) have been living at their grandmother’s Encino home since their father died of cardiac arrest on June 25.
The agreement fulfils Jackson’s wishes for his mother to have custody as stipulated in his will.
Source: Daily Mail