Look who's coming around after all.
Joe Jackson, who previously said that he spends most of his time in Las Vegas and that his estranged wife, Katherine, would handle the raising of Michael Jackson's children, is now petitioning the estate for his own monthly stipend.
Saying he has no steady source of income aside from $1,700 a month from Social Security, Jackson stated in court documents that he had relied on his son for support up until the King of Pop's death. Michael gave money to his mom, which she in turn, acting as an agreed-upon go-between, gave to Joe.
Michael did not provide for Joe in his will, rather splitting his estate among his mother, children and various charities.
But that doesn't mean the King of Pop's estate is legally prohibited from providing for Joe, his lawyers insist.
The administrators of Michael's estate were "either ignorant or negligent" by not apportioning an allowance for Joe, states the petition filed yesterday in Los Angeles Superior Court.
Meanwhile, a judge has approved $26,800 in monthly support for Katherine and $60,000 a month for the care of Michael's three kids.
Joe is 81 and, in addition to suffering a stroke in 1998, suffers from diabetes, ulcers and other ailments,
according to his lawyers, and Michael, knowing his dad was in ill health, supported him for many years.
A list of the Jackson family patriarch's itemized expenses included $1,200 a month in rent for his Vegas home; $2,500 to eat out; $1,000 on entertainment, gifts and vacations; $2,000 on air travel and $3,000 on hotels.
Maybe figuring Joe will just have to eat in more often, a judge denied a request for an expedited hearing on the matter.