Katherine Jackson Back as Guardian of MJ's Children

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Katherine Jackson has been reinstated as the permanent guardian of Micheal Jackson's children. Her grandson, TJ, will serve as a temporary co-guardian.

A California judge reinstated Katherine's guardianship at a court hearing today. It was suspended last month after she traveled to Arizona and was out of touch with Prince Michael, Paris Michael, and Prince Michael II for days. TJ, who was named the temporary guardian for the King of Pop's kids, will remain a co-guardian of the trio pending another hearing.

In today's hearing, Judge Mitchell Beckloff said an investigator visited Katherine's Calabasas, Calif. home Friday and had a "glowing review" of how she's taking care of the children.

"I think the kids are in terrific hands, I really do," Beckloff said, adding "All the controversy you told me [last week] caused me concern, but I'm certain Mrs. Jackson is doing a terrific job."

Diana Ross, who was named as a backup guardian in Michael's will, met with the family Wednesday and was "very pleased" with the situation.

For now, Beckloff ordered the $70,000 per month family allowance to continue to be paid according to Katherine's directions. All the household staffing, including hiring and firing, will need to have a joint consent from Katherine and TJ.

There will be a hearing on Aug. 22 to decide whether TJ becomes a permanent co-guardian, which Beckloff said is very likely based on the positive report he received.

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