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Michael Jackson died in June 2009 at age 50, leaving his estate to care for his mother and three children, Prince Michael Jackson, Paris Jackson and Blanket Jackson.
Just because they''re family, don't think they can drop by unannounced.
Michael Jackson's children, Prince, Paris and Blanket, are currently staying at Katherine Jackson's L.A. home. But E! News has learned the kids' cousin and temporary guardian, T.J. Jackson, has been advised by estate lawyers on who should and should not be allowed into their home.
T.J.'s lawyer Charles Shultz tells E! News that a letter was given to security and "that letter was in compliance with Judge [Mitchell] Beckloff's order and is not arbitrary."
"As for the family members who are on that list, they were either at the house on Monday, July 23, 2012, or in some way participated in the events surrounding that date," Shultz stated.
It was then that Jermaine, Randy and Janet Jackson arrived at Katherine's home and, according to multiple sources, forcefully tried to remove Prince, Paris and Blanket from the house. Sources have told E! News that it's that money that motivated Randy, Jermaine, Janet and sister Rebbie Jackson to separate Katherine from her grandchildren in an attempt to modify custody and effectively circumvent Michael's will, which left his estate to his children and provided an ample allowance to their guardian.
Since Michael's death in 2009, Katherine had been receiving a monthly allowance of $86,000 as guardian of Prince, Paris and Blanket. For the time being, these funds are going to T.J.
While Michael's four siblings behind the failed family coup aren't allowed at the house, Shultz said they aren't forbidden from all contact with their mother: "In addition, Mrs. Jackson is completely free to talk to whomever she chooses and is free to come and go from the house with anyone whom she chooses," the lawyer says.
On Friday, Katherine's attorney, Perry Sanders, told the Los Angeles Times that the 82-year-old had reunited with her grandchildren. "[Katherine] is eager to simply enjoy her great relationship with these children, while deeding over some of the stressors that go hand-in-hand with being a guardian," Sanders said.
A source told E! News Friday that Katherine would be filing for a shared guardianship arrangement between herself and T.J. (Tito's son and Michael's 34-year-old nephew) this week.
And although Katherine was initially "devastated' to lose guardianship of her grandchildren, a family insider told us T.J.'s temporary guardianship "is good news."
"It is not about taking [guardianship] away from Katherine. They are trying to protect the kids from the other family...T.J. didn't step in to remove her. He stepped in because she is not there," the source adds. "He is extremely tight with his grandmother."
For the young kids' sake, we hope the family finds a way to work out this mess.