There appears to be a God, or a healthy level of Karma doing the rounds. Under the agreement Debbie Rowe thrashed out with Michael's mother, Katherine Jackson (his children's official guardian), Joe Jackson will not be part of the familial equation.

Showbiz 411 reports: "When the custody deal for Michael Jackson's kids is filed tomorrow (August 4th) in Los Angeles Family Court, it will spell the end of Joseph Jackson living at the family's home. Part of the deal made by Debbie Rowe, the mother of the two eldest children, is that Joseph is gone for good from the Hayvenhurst Avenue, Encino, compound that he bought in the 1970s. Rowe - as noted before - will allow Katherine Jackson to be the official guardian of the children for the time being. It was Rowe who suggested that a psychologist be involved in her meetings with the kids, Prince - whom she calls Michael - and Paris, while she gets to know them. As for Joe Jackson, Rowe's lawyers made his absence from the children a non-negotiable part of the custody arrangement. There will be no more talk of Joe the manager trotting out his grandkids as 'the Jackson Three' or anything else like that."

This all sounds incredibly sensible. Especially the apparent lack of quibbling from Katherine regarding the ousting of her husband from their home... It's just a shame she's less than a year away from being an octagenarian. Not exactly nimble. As long as she doesn't land on one of them things should be grand.