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BREAKING NEWS: Katherine Jackson Gains Temporary Custody Of Michael Jackson’s Children

Jun. 29 2009, Updated 3:14 p.m. ET

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Katherine Jackson was granted temporary guardianianship over Michael Jackson’s three children on Monday the Associated Press reports.  Her attorney had filed a petition for appointment of guardianship with the Los Angeles Superior Court.  Katherine states in the documents she is the children’s paternal grandmother and the children are currently residing with her.

Read the court documents.

“The minors have no relationship with their biological mother,” the papers state. “The minors are currently in the care of their paternal godmother with whom they have a long established relationship.”

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While the petition also seeks to appoint Katherine as guardian over the children’s estates, the value of those assets were listed as unknown.

Defending her legitimacy as their guardian, the papers state the children “are comfortable” in Katherine’s care.

A hearing is set for August 3.

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