T.J. Jackson Now Temporary Guardian of Michael Jackson's Three Kids

Grandmother Katherine has been removed from her duties as the saga continues

July 25, 2012 5:05 PM ET
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A Los Angeles judge has ruled that T.J. Jackson, nephew of Michael Jackson, will become the temporary guardian for Michael's three kids, reports TMZ. Katherine Jackson, the permanent guardian for the children, has been stripped of her duties for now as the saga of her absence continues.

Judge Mitch Beckloff ruled that Paris, Prince and Blanket will now be under the care of T.J., son of Michael's brother Tito Jackson. Beckloff also suggested that T.J. seek permanent guardianship of the children, but clarified that Katherine did not do anything wrong, instead saying third parties had made her unable to perform her duties.

A lawyer for Katherine Jackson said he would fight against any action to remove Katherine from permanent guardianship and said he will attempt to reinstate her upon her return to Los Angeles.

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