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Katherine Jackson reinstated as co-guardian of Michael Jackson's kids


Show musical designer Kevin Antunes, Katherine Jackson, Tito Jackson and Jackie Jackson appear at Michael Jackson Fan Fest prior to the Las Vegas premiere of Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour by Cirque du Soleil at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino December 3, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.


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A judge reinstated Katherine Jackson on Thursday as co-guardian of Michael Jackson's three children in an arrangement that gives their cousin a temporary guardian role.

In a Superior Court hearing, Judge Mitchell Beckloff said an investigator who looked into the children's care found that Katherine Jackson has been doing a "terrific" job as guardian and that her grandchildren love her, The Associated Press reported.

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But he also said the children have a close relationship with their cousin, TJ Jackson, the son of Michael's brother Tito.

In a temporary decision that will be finalized later this month, Beckloff issued letters of co-guardianship allowing both to make decisions about the children's welfare.

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Guardianship will be shared at Katherine Jackson's California mansion, according to The New York Daily News.

The decision comes eight days after the same court suspended Katherine Jackson as guardian because she had been gone and out of communication with the three children for 10 days, CNN reported.

Investigators were ordered to sit down with Michael’s three kids last week to draft a report on their well-being.

Prince Jackson, 15, along with siblings Paris, 14, and Blanket, 10, expressed a desire to remain with their grandmother. Katherine Jackson, 82, took in the trio after Michael Jackson’s stunning death in 2009, according to the Daily News.