Attorney: Deal reached on Jackson guardianship
FILE - This Jan. 26, 2012 file photo shows, from left, Prince Jackson, Blanket Jackson and Paris Jackson after a hand and footprint ceremony honoring their father musician Michael Jackson in front of Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. The executors of Michael Jackson's estate say they are concerned about the welfare of the singer's mother and his three children. In a letter posted on fan sites Tuesday, July 24, executors John Branca and John McClain says they are doing what they can to protect them from “undue influences, bullying, greed, and other unfortunate circumstances.” The letter came hours after sheriff's deputies responded for a family disturbance at the hilltop home where Katherine Jackson and her three grandchildren live. No arrests were made, but there is an active battery investigation. Katherine Jackson was reported missing over the weekend, but is with relatives in Arizona. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Katherine Jackson's attorney says his client has agreed to allow Tito Jackson's son to become a co-guardian of Michael Jackson's three children.
Lawyer Perry Sanders Jr. says the decision was made after a meeting he had with the Jackson family matriarch on Thursday. He announced the deal in a statement Friday.
A judge on Wednesday suspended Katherine Jackson's guardianship duties temporarily and appointed Tito Joe "TJ" Jackson as temporary guardian.
Sanders says Michael Jackson's 15-year-old son Prince has told attorneys the agreement reflects the wishes of the pop superstar's children.
The agreement comes after days of turmoil in the Jackson family, including questions about Katherine Jackson's health and whereabouts.