TJ Jackson appointed co-guardian of Michael Jackson's children

October 2011 file photo shows, from left, Prince Jackson, Prince Michael II "Blanket"Jackson and Paris Jackson arriving on stage at Michael Forever the Tribute Concert, at Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales. file,AP Photo/Joel Ryan

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Oct. 8, 2011 file photo, from left, Prince Jackson, Prince Michael II "Blanket"Jackson and Paris Jackson arrive on stage at the Michael Forever the Tribute Concert, at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales. A judge is expected on Wednesday Aug. 22, 2012 to appoint Michael Jackson»??s nephew TJ Jackson to serve as co-guardian of the singer»??s three children, sharing duties with family matriarch Katherine Jackson.
From left to right, Prince Jackson, Prince Michael II "Blanket"Jackson and Paris Jackson arrive on stage at the Michael Forever the Tribute Concert in Cardiff, Wales, on Oct. 8, 2011.
AP Photo/Joel Ryan

(CBS/AP) TJ Jackson, nephew of the late Michael Jackson, has been appointed to share guardianship responsibilities for the late singer's three children - Paris, Prince and Blanket.

Pictures: Michael Jackson's children

Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff during a hearing Wednesday named TJ Jackson as a co-guardian of the children who range in age from 10 to 15.

TJ Jackson will share responsibilities with Michael Jackson's mother, Katherine, who has cared for the children since the singer's death three years ago.

TJ Jackson is the son of Tito Jackson and performs with his brothers in the band 3T. According to court filings, he has remained close to his cousins, Prince, Paris and Blanket, since their father's death.

He was appointed a temporary guardian last month when Katherine Jackson was absent for several days and out of communication.

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