Attorneys for Katherine Jackson and her grandson TJ, who was recently granted temporary guardianship of the late Michael Jackson's three children, were expected to file paperwork today requesting joint guardianship of the kids.
TJ, the son of Michael Jackson's brother, Tito, was named last week temporary guardian of the late pop superstar's three children -- sons Prince, 15, and Blanket, 10, and his 14-year-old daughter, Paris.
The move came in response to an extended absence by Michael Jackson's mother, Katherine, who had been the children's guardian since shortly after the singer's death. Katherine Jackson's attorney, Perry Sanders, said attorneys for all parties would be in court today to present Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff with a proposed co-guardianship arrangement.
The proposal would reportedly restore 82-year-old Katherine Jackson as the primary guardian, but TJ Jackson, 34, would be a co-guardian overseeing daily operations of the family's Calabasas home.
TJ Jackson was named temporary guardian of the children July 25 amid a roughly 10-day absence by Katherine Jackson, who was at a spa in Tucson, Ariz. She has since said that she went to the spa to rest, but her absence sparked a family feud that included a series of angry Twitter messages by Paris Jackson, who demanded to speak to her grandmother and insinuated that some of her relatives were conspiring to keep them separated. Her disappearance also coincided with a letter sent by Jackson siblings Randy, Janet, Jermaine, Tito and Rebbie to the executors of Michael Jackson's estate, challenging the validity of his will. They contended Jackson was in New York the day the executors claim he signed the will in Los Angeles. The family's internal strife has calmed in recent days, despite reports that some Jackson family members have been barred from visiting the Calabasas home where Michael Jackson's children live with Katherine and TJ.