When a Florida custodial parent dies, the non-custodial parent is often the first choice to be given custody of the children. However, that is not always the case. For instance, Michael Jackson's mother currently has custody of the two children he had with Debbie Rowe, along with his youngest child. Now, Rowe has begun a child custody battle to obtain custody of her two children and guardianship over Jackson's third child.
For many years, Rowe seemed content for Jackson to raise their two children. Now that he is gone, she believes Jackson's mother is not properly supervising the children. Further, other family members are not up to the task, according to Rowe.