Debbie Rowe to Take Custody of Michael Jackson's Children

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Michael Jackson's ex-wife, Debbie Rowe, is poised to take full custody of the two kids she had with the superstar, who died of cardiac arrest yesterday.

It is widely reported that Debbie Rowe gave up her parental rights to Paris Jackson and Michael Jr. (a.k.a. Prince Michael Jackson). That is not true.

During the custody fight that Rowe had with Jackson in 2005, she attempted to give up her parental rights, saying MJ was the greatest father ever.

Retired Judge Stephen Lachs, who presided over the hearing, initially ruled her rights were terminated ... but Lachs later reversed that decision.

Lance Spiegel, a lawyer who represented Jackson at the time, says that under the law, the Department of Children and Family Services must conduct a parental fitness investigation before parental rights are terminated.

That didn't actually happen with Rowe.

He's the one known for wearing masks, but Debbie Rowe, former wife of Michael Jackson, has been shrouded in mystery before and after marriage.

Essentially, Debbie Rowe never gave up anything. As a result, under California law, Rowe is now presumed to be the person who will get custody of the kids.

The only way Rowe can be denied custody is if a court determines it would be "detrimental to the children." Considering they lived with Michael Jackson, that seems unlikely. As for whether Rowe will ask for custody, sources say bet on it.

According to a source close to the situation quoted by TMZ, if Rowe gets custody she will receive "a huge amount of child support from Jackson's estate."

Michael never identified the mother of his youngest child, Prince Michael Jackson II, a.k.a. "Blanket." Who will end up with custody of Blanket is unclear.

The exact cause of Jackson's death is also unclear, although speculation has already arisen that a prescription drug overdose may be responsible.

Here's a picture of Michael Jackson and Debbie Rowe in happier times ...


no debbie rowe should not get the children. she gave them up one broke my heart she needs her knows.


i do not think she should get them back. because she took money for them.after seeing. Paris,saying what she did broke my heart


Debbie is the best mother for these children period!!!!!!


Debbie Rowe would definitely be the best Mother for these children. She has tried to be in their lives in the past but due to overwhelming circumstances which we are now experiencing have made it impossible. Now she can, and will gain custody of these childresn and will be the best thing that ever happeded to these children. Case Closed!!!!!


That debbie is so ugly,, I thought michael would have some kind of hot wife.


I think the children would be better with the Mother.
After all what kind of life did Michael have with his parents
Looks like his father is seeing $. His speech on TV was to promote his new business, not the death of his son.


The kids should be returned to their mother - it is outrageous that MJ ensured she never saw them. Everyone has the right to see BOTH their parents. Being the child of a celebrity is irrelevant.


God Bless Michael Jackson, he was a truly remarkable beautiful man. His past mis dealings should not be brought up, people are only bringing them up to make him look bad. THAT WILL NEVER HAPPEN. In 5 years people will forget all those stupid criticizing people, but they will not forget Michael Jackson or his awesome songs. Rest In Paradise Michael you truly will be missed. As for the mother of these 2 children, she has no right to have them. It's obvious that Michael and her did not marry out of love so therefore she doesn't deserve such beautiful children. Let them stay with their Jackson family


I don't think Debbie will get custody considering the kids age... the 2 kids in question are 11 and 12 and definitely old enough to have a say as to where they want to live... with grandma or with a total stranger who sold them for cash. They will chose grandma.


DEBBIE is a stupid bitch and she does not need too be in kids life she gave up on them once and she ll do it again that s just who she is and now that he is gone she will go after the kids just cause of the money. i just hope that Jackson s family do whatever it takes to protect them kids from a mother like Debbie.just too be in Michael life is a blessing but too have kids by Michael is every girl dream come true.Michael deserved much more and much better than her he was a star that s something she ll never be but i guess people do not know what they have til its gone.i am so hurt because Michael is no longer with us but his music and just the way he was and things he did will go on for ever. when Michael died part of my heart goes with him and the other part goes out too his family and his kids.MICHAEL REST IN PEACE AND I LL ALWAYS KEEP YOU AND YOUR KIDS IN MY PRAYERS AS FOR THE JACKSON S KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN PROTECT THEM KIDS AND GOD BLESS YOU. VERONICA , ROCKFORD IL.

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