Katherine Jackson petitioned the courts to immediately award an allowance for her and Michael's three children. According to lawyers for Michael's estate, the allowance is necessary because Katherine currently "has no independent means of support" other than "modest" Social Security benefits and that the kids are relying solely on the trust Michael left for their care and support.
Now, Michael left her that money so she is certainly entitled to it, but...um...doesn't she still have 8 grown children and countless grown grandchildren? And what happened to the record company Joe just plugged? He's not giving her anything? And why don't her sons give her any money for the other children she is raising for them? Why is she raising other grandchildren anyway? What is really going on?
A judge will render a decision on the allowances on August 3rd. Lawyers for the estate have also petitioned the court for permission to re-print Michael's autobiography Moonwalker while demand for memorabilia is still high.
Katherine and the kids are not the only ones who need cash. According to Rolling Stone magazine, numerous sources told them LaToya Jackson came to Michael's estate in the hours after his death looking for bags of cash Michael was rumored to keep hidden around the house.