Not all child custody cases are alike. Although in most cases parents in Clinton Township want what’s best for their kids, they don’t always act in the most appropriate way when it comes to legal custody battles. In fact, some parents end up only having their own best interests in mind.
According to reports the biological mother of Michael Jackson’s two oldest children has filed papers in court to gain formal custody of her two children, as well as the late pop star’s third child. However, according to some members of Jackson’s family Debbie Rowe is merely seeking to gain custody of the three children in order to get access to Mr. Jackson’s estate.
Meantime, the oldest of the late singer’s three children, Prince Jackson, who is almost 18-years-old, is apparently opposed to his mother gaining custody of the three children. According to reports, Prince Jackson does not consider Ms. Rowe to be his mother and he does not want his siblings and himself to be uprooted from their current home and moved to another city.
As this case shows, custody battles can involve many different situations and circumstances. It will be up to a judge to eventually decide on the custody of Mr. Jackson’s children, but hopefully all factors will be considered, including the children’s wishes. If you are facing a child custody battle and you need help to make sure your and your children’s rights are preserved, then you might want to seek the help of an experienced family law attorney.
Source: BET, “Michael Jackson's son to oppose Debbie Rowe custody bid,” Evelyn Diaz, April 15, 2014.