Scandals: #2 Jackson family fight

Year In Review Staff
Yahoo! News
Jackson Family Fight
The battle over the Michael Jackson estate and custody of his children (pictured L-R: Prince, Blanket and Paris) raged all summer, with siblings Jermaine and Janet trying to make peace with their mother, Katherine. (Lester Cohen/WireImage)

Although Michael Jackson died in 2009, the battle over his estate continued through 2012. Michael's siblings Janet, Jermaine, Rebbie, Tito and Randy wrote to the executors of Michael's will objecting that the document was fake. (At the heart of their concern was that it named only their mother, Katherine, and Michael's three children, Paris, Prince and Blanket.)

The controversy raged through the summer, with an altercation at the family compound that resulted in the police being called and custody of the children temporarily transferred from Katherine to a cousin. As it currently stands, Katherine has shared custody of her grandchildren, and there is little evidence that the document will be overturned.