Rest assured Michael Jackson's kids are probably not gonna be working, working working day and night.
Lawyers for the pop icon's estate have asked a Los Angeles judge to release some cash for Jackson's three children—12-year-old Prince Michael, 11-year-old Paris and 7-year-old Prince Michael II (aka Blanket)—as well as their 79-year-old grandmother, Katherine Jackson.
Just don't stop 'tll you get enough, guys.
The requests were filed today by Paul Gordon Hoffman, an attorney acting on behalf of coexecutors John Branca and music executive John McClain. It's unknown exactly how much they're asking for or over what time period, but according to Burt Levitch, a legal eagle representing Katherine's interests, no one has stepped forward to challenge the petitions.
The Moonwalker's money is supposedly needed to cover unspecified expenses spent by his main beneficiaries after Jackson died June 25 from cardiac arrest.
Hoffman states 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.
Judge Mitchell Beckloff is expected to take up the matter on Aug. 3, the same day other custody and estate matters will be dealt with.
Following Michael's death, his mother was given temporary custody of the kids until a permanent arrangement could be agreed upon with Debbie Rowe, the mother of Prince and Paris. Michael's oldest sister, Rebbie, has been helping Katherine care for the children.
Separately, Beckloff OK'd a motion on behalf of the estate to rerelease Michael's 1988 autobiography, Moonwalk, in the U.S., Canada, France, Germany and the U.K. in the coming weeks.
The executors said in court docs that they wwanted the publishing expedited "as sales of the book and profits for the estate will be maximized the sooner the book is released due to the notoriety surrounding Michael Jackson's unexpected death and the resulting heightened demand for such products."
Glad to know they've the kids' interest at heart.
—Additional reporting by Whitney English
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