The Battle for Michael Jackson's Estate

Los Angeles, Calif. Katherine Jackson and several of her children showed up for the hearing to determine the validity of Michael Jackson's will and who will control his estate estimated to be worth more than $500 million dollars.

Katherine Jackson is challenging the executors named in the document, accusing John Branca and John McClain of "keeping her in the dark" and denying her access to critical documents like the contract with AEG for Jackson's comeback tour.

"Please be clear Mrs. Jackson and her representatives have always respected and will respect Mr. Jackson's wishes," said Katherine Jackson's attorney Londell McMillan.

But an attorney for Branca and McClain accuse her of trying to "rewrite" her son's will.

Less contentious is the custody of Michael Jackson's children.

The judge has put his stamp of approval on the deal giving Katherine custody, while allowing Debbie Rowe, mother of the two oldest, visitation rights. "Everyone sought the same objective...doing what was best for the children of Debbie Rowe and Michael Jackson," said Debbie Rowe's attorney Eric George.

Under the agreement a therapist would help reintegrate Rowe into their lives. Family Law Attorney Neal Hersh said "I think you're going to see that therapist involved in a very significant way to facilitate the relationship if it can be facilitated."

In her first interview with Geraldo Rivera, Katherine also addressed concerns that her husband Joe Jackson be kept away from the children. "I don't know why they are saying he isn't allowed in the house....I don't understand that."

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