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Jackson Custody Hearing Delayed

OK! has learned that the custody hearing in the battle over the two children Michael Jackson fathered with Debbie Rowe that had been scheduled for Monday morning has been delayed a week.

Michael’s mom Katherine Jackson is engaged in a battle with Rowe over the custody of the King of Pop’s two oldest children, 12-year-old Prince Michael I and Paris, 11. And Monday’s hearing was to be the first in what could be a drawn out fight.

However, some insiders speculate that the reason for this delay is to give the two sets of lawyers time to work out a financial settlement that would allow Katherine to keep the children, and leave Debbie very well-heeled.

“She’s likely to walk away with a lump sum of money if she agrees not to seek custody,” a friend of Debbie tells OK! in the current issue. “She will probably end up with $100 million. It would be worth paying out, from the Jackson family’s point of view, to prevent a tug-of-war for the children.”