Michael Jackson’s Mother, Katherine Jackson, granted custody of his 3 kids

Monday morning during a court hearing in L.A., Los Angeles Superior Court Judge, Mitchell Beckloff, ruled that Katherine Jackson will be the permanent guardian of her 3 grandchildren Prince Michael, 12, Paris, 11 and Prince Michael II, 7.

Katherine Jackson showed up for the hearing accompanied by her daughter Latoya and an entourage of Lawyers. Michael Jackson had named his mother in his will as his first choice to look after his children in the event that he should no longer be able to.

Katherine reached a deal last week with the two oldest children’s biological mother, Bebbie Rowe, to allow her visitation rights. The judge still has some details to work out concerning Michael Jackson’s estate, like whether Katherine will be granted a monthly allowance for her and the kids. It seems likely that it will be approved, since Michael was Katherine’s primary source of financial support.

We’re glad to see this situation is being handled properly by a judge who is thinking in a logical manner and thinking of Michael’s wishes and the kids welfare. It could have turned out a lot worse. We hope Katherine and the children all the best.