On August 22, 2012, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff finalized a co-guardianship agreement for the late Michael Jackson's three children. Katherine Jackson and T.J. Jackson, will be sharing the responsibilities concerning Prince, 15, Paris, 14, and Blanket, 10. During an earlier hearing on August 2nd, Judge Beckloff said a court appointed investigator had visited Katherine's home in Calabasas, California and that she has been doing a "wonderful job" as guardian and that the children love her. Beckloff also went on to say that the "kids have a substantial, significant relationship with T.J. Jackson and love him very much."
California guardianships most commonly apply to children whereas conservatorships most commonly apply to adults. The purpose of Guardianships is to provide individuals with legal authority to watch over the well being of a minor child. The guardian of the person has the responsibility for the care and custody of the child. As guardian, responsibilities include providing for food, clothing, shelter, education, and all of the medical and dental needs of the child. The guardian must also provide for the safety, protection, and physical and emotional growth of the child. The guardian is also responsible for decisions regarding the education, residence, and medical treatment of the child.
For more information about guardianships and conservatorships, contact the Calabasas Probate attorneys at Ginzburg & Bronshteyn, LLP.