Debbie Rowe has the rights to the kids, contrary to popular belief. Basically, you can’t leave kids to someone via a will. Imagine that. Although she is very upset over Michael’s sudden, untimely death, she could proceed forward. Of course, no one really knows who one of the kids belongs to….more from People.
Prince Michael, Paris and Jackson’s third child, Blanket, 7, whose mother has not been identified, have been in the care of Jackson’s mother Katherine since the entertainer died Thursday after a cardiac arrest. “The kids are very upset, but they are fine,” Jackson’s manager, Frank DiLeo, tells PEOPLE.
During the custody fight between Rowe and Jackson in 2005, Rowe sought to give up her parental rights, and lauded Michael as a good father. Retired Judge Stephen Lachs, who presided over the hearing, at first agreed to terminate them, but then Lachs changed his mind and returned the rights to her.
“She lost them, and then she got them back,” Finsilver says. Finsilver said she spoke to Rowe on Thursday but she cannot say what Rowe plans to do. “She was inconsolable.”