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Jackson estate opposes allowance for Joe
Michael Jackson's estate has opposed a bid by the late singer's father to receive a monthly allowance, saying it would take money away from the singer's young children.
Michael Jackson's estate has opposed a bid by the singer's father Joe (pic) for a monthly allowance.
Lawyers for estate administrators John Branca and John McClain on Thursday filed papers opposing Joe Jackson's efforts to get more than $US15,000 ($A16,637) a month from his son's estate.
The filing states Joe Jackson has failed to show that his superstar son supported him while he was alive. Jackson died on June 25, 2009 in Los Angeles aged 50.
The filings also note that the singer omitted his father as a beneficiary in his will and trust, and that any money paid to Joe Jackson would reduce the estate's assets available for Michael Jackson's mother and three children.
The children, Katherine Jackson and various unnamed charities are the only beneficiaries of Michael Jackson's estate.
Katherine Jackson and the children are receiving more than $US86,000 ($A95,385) a month, and the administrators recently moved to increase the monthly stipends. The exact allowance amount has not been released.
Joe Jackson's lawyer, Brian Oxman, said the opposition filing means the issue will probably be decided after lengthy proceedings.
"It's a pretty difficult thing to go through," Oxman said. "Michael took care of most of his life."
Oxman said he intends to prove to a judge, who will have to decide whether to award Joe Jackson an allowance, that the superstar supported his father.
"I was present when Michael would take care of his father," Oxman said. "I saw it happen. Lots of people saw it happen."
Joe Jackson filed for the monthly stipend in November, saying he had little income and relied on his son's help to survive.
It will be up to a judge to decide whether Joe Jackson receives any money from the estate. A hearing on the petition is scheduled for January 28.
A former steelworker in Gary, Indiana, Joe Jackson managed and trained his children and organised the Jackson 5. He has been married to Katherine Jackson for 50 years, but he lists his home as in Las Vegas. She lives at a family home in the San Fernando Valley north of Los Angeles.
He is seeking payment for expenses that include $US1,200 ($A1,330) a month on rent for his Las Vegas home; $US2,500 ($A2,772) to eat out; $US1,000 ($A1,109) for entertainment, gifts and vacations; $US2,000 ($A2,218) for air travel; and $US3,000 ($A3,327) for hotels.
I'm glad Joe Jackson isnt my Dad, he looks sooooo mean.