London, July 16 (ANI): Michael Jackson’s elder kids will be interviewed to know who they want to live with if their mother Debbie Rowe pursues custody claim.
A hearing is scheduled to take place on July 20 for Judge Mitch Beckloff to begin deliberating who should win custody rights amid Rowe’s announcement she will try to regain control of the two eldest kids, Prince, 12, and Paris, 11.
According to the lawyer, who’s a close associate of the judge, youngsters will be interviewed in private by family law specialists.
“(The judge) is very, very concerned with children’s welfare, the best interests of the children. That’s going to be his primary focus,” the Daily Star quoted attorney Neal Hersh as telling U.S. talk show host Larry King.
“There’s no doubt in my mind this judge will not have the children spoken to in the public forum.
“I don’t think he’ll do it (talk to the kids) directly. He’ll either do it through a mental health professional or through an attorney for the children.
“Basically, they have more time with the child, the children at issue. And they can get more information than he can,” he added.
Attorney Jim Moret adds they will be interviewed because they are old enough to have an opinion on who should be their guardian. (ANI)