Michael Jackson’s Mother Retains Custody of His Children

Custody of Michael Jackson’s three children has been settled.   Michael Jackson’s mother Katherine will retain custody, and Debbie Rowe will retain visitation rights to Jackson’s two elder children, who she bore: From the LA Times:

The mother of Michael Jackson will retain custody of his children, and the biological mother of the two elder children will visit and maintain her legal parental rights under an agreement reached by both sides,   The Times has learned.

Katherine Jackson, 79, the late pop icon’s mother, and Debbie Rowe, 50, who bore Jackson’s two older children, also agreed to mutually hire a child psychologist to advise them on how, when and where Rowe’s visits should take place, a knowledgeable source said.

The agreement will go before a Los Angeles judge Monday, and both sides expect the judge to approve it, the source said. Rowe did not ask for custody. ‘Debbie is really happy’  about the arrangement, said the source, refusing to be identified because the agreement has yet to be announced.

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