Jacko's Will: His Mom Gets Kids

Family expected to file it in court today; assets going into trust
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 1, 2009 6:07 AM CDT
Katherine Jackson, mother of Michael Jackson, is driven out of the Jackson family residence in Encino, Calif., Tuesday, June 30, 2009.   (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
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(Newser) – Michael Jackson's will calls for his mother to take custody of his three children, People reports. The family is currently reviewing the document—its very existence had been in doubt even a day ago—and is expected to file it in court today, adds TMZ. It includes no numbers, but Jackson's assets will reportedly go to the family trust.

Despite earlier reports to the contrary, the will does not specifically exclude Jackson's father, Joe, notes People. Jackson reportedly had the will drawn up in 2002 and it has since been in the custody of his longtime attorney, John Branca. He and music executive John McClain are named as the executors.