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LA judge to rule on Jackson guardianship changes

- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 22, 2012

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge is expected to name Michael Jackson's nephew as the co-guardian of the late singer's three children at a court hearing Wednesday.

Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff has said he is inclined to appoint Tito Jackson's son, TJ, to share guardianship responsibilities with Michael Jackson's mother. The 34-year-old was appointed as a temporary guardian for the children last month when Katherine Jackson spent several days at an Arizona spa.

Katherine and TJ Jackson have since agreed to share guardianship responsibilities for Prince, Paris and Blanket Jackson, who range in ages from 10 to 15. The arrangement is expected to allow the Jackson family matriarch to focus on parenting instead of administrative duties.

Beckloff has said he believes Katherine Jackson is doing a great job raising the children.

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