Michael Jackson's shock death at the age of 50 could be the start of a long series of legal battles, his lawyer has said.
The Jacksons' family lawyer Brian Oxman said the remains of his fortune, his property and his children could all be fought over in court.
He predicted the singer's demise "will probably be the start of a long battle".
Mr Oxman told CBS's Early Show: "We will have to see how that plays out in a court of law.
"I suspect that the death of Michael Jackson is only the beginning of the legal battles over not only his property, but also his children."
He also told US Weekly that the star's three children - Prince Michael Jackson II, seven, Paris, 11, and Prince Michael, 12 - "are doing fine".
"Ms Jackson (the singer's mother, Katherine) will care for them and I'm sure there will be all kinds of discussions that will take place about the kids."
Jackson's two oldest children, Prince Michael and Paris, were from his marriage to nurse Debbie Rowe in 1996.
After the couple divorced in 1999, Jackson took on sole responsibility for their upbringing but Ms Rowe has said she continued to see them.
"Michael and I are fine. I see him and the kids all the time," she told the Daily Mail.
Prince Michael II was born to a surrogate mother Jackson never met.
In 2002, he caused a public outcry by dangling the child - nicknamed Blanket - out of a third-floor hotel balcony in front of the world's press.
Jackson always denied claims that his first two children were not biologically his.
"I used a surrogate mother (for Prince Michael II) and my own sperm cells. I had my own sperm cells in my other two children. They are all my children," he said.
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