Michael's Mom Gets Custody of Jackson Kids

Rowe will have visitation, sources say

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Jul 30, 2009 8:44 AM CDT

(Newser) – The custody battle between Katherine Jackson and Debbie Rowe is over, sources tell CBS News. The Jackson matriarch has been awarded full custody of Michael Jackson’s three children, and Rowe will have visitation rights—but receive no money. “It’s an agreement for the best interests of the children. This is not a money deal,” says Jackson’s attorney, adding that Katherine's husband, Joe, will not be involved with raising Prince Michael, Paris, and Blanket.

In this May 20, 2005 file photo, Michael Jackson, background, and his mother Katherine Jackson pass through a security check point at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse in Santa Maria, Calif.
In this May 20, 2005 file photo, Michael Jackson, background, and his mother Katherine Jackson pass through a security check point at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse in Santa Maria, Calif.   (AP Photo/Robyn Beck, file)
In this April 28, 2005 file photo, Debbie Rowe, Michael Jackson's ex-wife, arrives at the  Santa Barbara County courthouse in Santa Maria, Calif.
In this April 28, 2005 file photo, Debbie Rowe, Michael Jackson's ex-wife, arrives at the Santa Barbara County courthouse in Santa Maria, Calif.   (AP Photo/Aaron Lambert, Pool, FILE)
In this Tuesday, July 7, 2009 file picture, Paris Jackson, left, and Prince Michael Jackson I stand on stage during the memorial service for Michael Jackson at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
In this Tuesday, July 7, 2009 file picture, Paris Jackson, left, and Prince Michael Jackson I stand on stage during the memorial service for Michael Jackson at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, Pool, file)
Prince Michael Jackson II, left, and his sister Paris hold hands at the memorial service for Michael Jackson, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, on Tuesday, July 7, 2009.
Prince Michael Jackson II, left, and his sister Paris hold hands at the memorial service for Michael Jackson, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, on Tuesday, July 7, 2009.   (AP Photo/Gabriel Bouys, pool)
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