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Friday, February 8, 2013

TJ Jackson Has Petitioned Michael Jackson's Estate For Reasonable Compensation

TJ JacksonAs I have previously discussed, TJ Jackson was named to be co-guardian to Michael Jackson's three children. Now, it appears that TJ and the executors of Michael Jackson's estate are asking a federal judge to provide TJ "a reasonable amount of money to keep the ship afloat" so to speak. TJ claims that without some help he cannot continue to be the surrogate parent of Jackson's children. In the petition, the executors claim that TJ has shown great devotion to the children and spends upwards of 40 hours a week caring for them. The petition also claims that this has been difficult for TJ considering that he has three children of his own. The petition concluded that even though TJ was appointed to be the children's co-guardian this past July, he has received no compensation for his services. The executors ask that TJ be granted $9,000 a month, retroactively applied from July to the present. 

See TJ Jackson -- He Needs Cash To Care For Michael's Kids, TMZ, Feb. 6, 2013.

Special thanks to Brian Cohan (Attorney at Law, Law Offices of Brian J. Cohan, P.C.) for bringing this article to my attention.


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Contrast this to Janet Jackson who allegedly would not bury her brother until being repaid a funeral deposit on her late brother's burial. Of course Ms. Jackson lawyered up last fall when Vanity Fair first published that account, demanding a retraction and promising a libel action if same were not forthcoming. As expected, neither has transpired.

Posted by: brian j. cohan | Feb 8, 2013 12:21:08 PM

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