A will drafted by Michael Jackson in 2002 which was believed to his last will has been found and is likely to appear in court, according to the Wall Street Journal's report.
Several people close to Michel’s father Joe Jackson said that a lawyer for the pop singer could submit the will to Los Angeles Superior Court as soon as Thursday.
This will names as executors lawyer John Branca and a veteran music executive named John McClain who was also a friend of Jackson. Branca, who served as Jackson's primary attorney between 1980 and 2006, wrote the will. Michael Jackson had rehired Branca the week before his death last Thursday, the report said.
One or two other earlier wills have emerged since Jackson's death last Thursday, according to people familiar with the situation.
The Associated Press has reported that Jackson's parents, Joe and Katherine Jackson, said in a Monday court filing that they believed the singer had died without a valid will.
L.Londell McMillan, a lawyer for Jackson's parents who also once represented Michael Jackson said in an email message that neither he nor his clients had seen the 2002 will.
No will has been presented to family or us, wrote McMillan. We will review any will when we see it.
A Los Angeles court on Monday granted Michael’s mother Katherine Jackson as temporary custody pending a hearing in July.
John Branca didn't respond to requests for comment Monday and John McClain couldn't be reached. It wasn't clear what custody arrangements are called for by the 2002 will.