(LOS ANGELES) — Katherine Jackson called her grandchildren late Tuesday night, sources told ABC News, ending a days-long silence that nearly culminated in the appointment of a temporary guardian for Paris Michael, Prince Michael, and Prince Michael II.
The children’s 82-year-old grandmother remains in Tucson, Arizona, where she’s staying with relatives. Janet and Jermaine Jackson are also in Tucson.
Perry Sanders, Katherine Jackson’s estate attorney, traveled to Tucson Tuesday night to meet with Janet and Jermaine Jackson and check on Katherine Jackson’s condition. He was assured by people staying with her that she was OK, but did not see her.
“I think you have a bunch of people who have a lot of different ideas about what should happen with their mother in this situation,” Sanders told ABC News. “It’s a complex family dynamic.”
Sandra Ribera, another attorney for Katherine Jackson, told ABC News, “The children were able to make contact with their grandmother very late yesterday evening. They are looking forward to being reunited with their grandmother very soon.”
Sanders will go to a Los Angeles court this morning, where he was planning to request the court assign a guardian to Michael Jackson’s kids in Katherine Jackson’s absence. Since his trip to Tucson and Katherine Jackson’s phone call to the kids, he tells ABC News he no longer thinks a temporary guardian is necessary, and will go to court to quash the initial plan.
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