Kids to stay with grandmother

Despite objections froms the star’s former dermatologist

A Los Angeles judge ruled that the Michael Jackson’s 79-year-old mother, Katherine, will become the permanent guardian of her three grandchildren, Prince Michael, 12, Paris, 11, and Prince Michael II. That ruling is in accordance with Jackson’s wishes—as outlined in a 2002 will. But it wouldn’t be a Jackson family court appearance if there weren’t a healthy dose of drama. The surprise of the day came when a lawyer for Jackson’s dermatologist, Arnold Klein, tried to enter objections to the parenting ruling. Lawyer Mark Vincent Kaplan explained that Klein wanted to “have a voice” in decisions pertaining to the children’s “education, healthcare and welfare.” Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff dismissed the claim, stating that Klein does not have any legal status in the case. The objection has fueled rumors that Dr. Klein is the biological father of Jackson’s two eldest children. The hearing also granted Mrs. Jackson and the three children monthly allowances from the Jackson estate, although the amounts were not disclosed. Debbie Rowe, the children’s biological mother, was also granted visitation rights.

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