Although Katherine Jackson has been given full custody of Michael Jackson’s kids, her husband won’t have a hand in raising them.
People.com reports that Joe Jackson has signed an agreement stating that, aside from occasional visits, he will keep his distance Paris, Prince Michael and Blanket.
That shouldn’t be too difficult considering that Joe and Katherine currently live in two separate houses; she stays Los Angeles while he occupies a home in Las Vegas.
"I have had a close family relationship with these grandchildren since their birth," Joe said. "I do visit the family residence from time to time and will continue to do so, however I will not be involved in raising the children."
For what it’s worth, he thinks that Katherine was the best choice for who should have permanent guardianship of the kids.
"I understand that all decision-making authority regarding the children will rest with Katherine Jackson," Joe said in the deal he signed on July 13. "Katherine Jackson is a wonderful caretaker and guardian, and has done an excellent job raising our children and other grandchildren."
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