Michael Jackson’s will was filed Wednesday in a Los Angeles court, revealing successors of his estate and legal guardians of his children, The Huffington Post reported.
The 7-year-old will estimates his estate to be worth more than $500 million at that time. It gives his entire estate to a family trust and names his mother Katherine Jackson, as a beneficiary of the trust and the guardian of his children.
The children are named in the will as well, but conspicuously absent from the document is Jackson’s former wife, Debbie Rowe. She is the mother of Prince and Paris Jackson, 12 and 11 years old respectively, and according to People, her lawyer will likely wage a custody battle. Jackson and Rowe have fought for custody of their kids once before in 2005, three years after the will was written.
If anything should happen to Katherine Jackson, Michael named Supremes singer Diana Ross as the children’s guardian.
People also points out that the entire estate will be in question because of Jackson’s recent financial problems.
In short, the will does little to settle the confusion surrounding Jackson’s death.
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