A key decision came down today in the ongoing Jackson family dispute centered on the children of the late Michael Jackson. E! News reports that a judge in Los Angeles reinstated the children’s grandmother, Katherine Jackson, as their guardian.
The decision by Judge Mitchell Beckloff appeared to bring a sense of resolution to the matter, although the judge opted to keep T.J. Jackson, Katherine’s grandson, as a temporary guardian until the issue of permanent guardianship is aired at an Aug. 22 hearing.
Other family members have requested co-guardianship, and that request could still be granted at the upcoming hearing.
“Katherine’s attorney, Perry Sanders, filed paperwork this morning regarding that joint custody motion, following through on what he told E! News last week after the judge appointed T.J. temporary guardian,” the story reports. “Beckloff, meanwhile, said during today’s proceeding that he had conducted an investigation and his report showed that he was ‘very pleased the children are well cared for by Ms. Jackson and they love her very much.’"
Judge Beckloff said: "It’s clear to me they have a significant relationship with T.J. Jackson and they love him very much. He has a past the kids can relate to. The kids seem to be doing very, very well. Based on my report, Katherine Jackson has done a wonderful job. I think the kids are in terrific hands."
The joint custody arrangement with Katherine Jackson and T.J. Jackson means Michael Jackson’s mom can “continue to draw from the family allowance, per her late son’s will,” the story says.