Prince Michael Jackson, Katherine Jackson, Blanket Jackson, Paris Jackson

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The thriller that was the Jackson family feud appears to have reached its denouement.

A Los Angeles judge has reinstated Katherine Jackson as the guardian of Michael Jackson's three kids—Paris, Prince and Blanket—but said he plans to keep her grandson T.J. Jackson on as a temporary guardian until an Aug. 22 hearing, when he considers the clan's request for a permanent co-guardianship.

But Judge Mitchell Beckloff signaled that he had every intention of granting that request.

Katherine's attorney, Perry Sanders, filed paperwork this morning regarding that joint custody motion, following through on what he told E! News last week after the judge appointed T.J. temporary guardian.

Beckloff, meanwhile, said during today's proceeding that he had conducted an investigation and his report showed that he was "very pleased the children are well cared for by Ms. Jackson and they love her very much."

"It's clear to me they have a significant relationship with T.J. Jackson and they love him very much," noted the judge. "He has a past the kids can relate to. The kids seem to be doing very, very well. Based on my report, Katherine Jackson has done a wonderful job. I think the kids are in terrific hands."

Based on that assessment, Beckloff added that he didn't see any reason why the Jackson matriarch and Michael's nephew can't have joint custody and Katherine can continue to draw from the family allowance, per her late son's will.

The judge also ruled that Paris, Prince and Blanket can travel outside the state of California with approval.

The children, by the way, were paid a visit yesterday from diva Diana Ross, whom the King of Pop named as a caretaker in the event his mother couldn't look after them.

Regarding the now-defunct custody fight, Ross  issued a brief statement on Tuesday saying, "all interests are best served if it remains private."

Amen to that.

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