July 30, 2009
Posted: 10:28 AM ET
Michael Jackson's ex-wife and the mother of his two eldest children, Debbie Rowe, has agreed not to challenge the singer's mother for custody of the children, a Jackson family lawyer said in a CBS News interview.
Londell McMillan, who represents Katherine Jackson, said a tentative agreement was reached "for the best interests of the children."
"This is not a money deal," McMillan said. "This is not about money."
Debbie Rowe never publicly said if she would fight Jackson's 79-year-old mother for custody of her son and daughter - ages 11 and 12 - and a court hearing concerning custody was delayed several times this month while lawyers for each side talked. The youngest child, 7, was carried by a surrogate mother, whose name has never been released.
Katherine Jackson gained temporary guardianship of Michael Jackson's three children soon after his death last month.
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