Michael Jackson's legal fee woe
Sep 8, 2006, 18:22 GMT
Michael Jackson has been ordered to pay his ex-wife Debbie Rowe $60,000 in legal fees.
The 'Thriller' singer has until September 28 to pay the costs to the former nurse who is fighting him for custody of their two children, Prince Michael and Paris.
Los Angeles Superior Judge Robert Schnider rejected Rowe's original request for $195,000 on the grounds that she had been granted an $8 million divorce settlement.
In 2001, Rowe waived all access rights to eight-year-old Prince Michael, and Paris, seven. In 2004, she changed her mind and began fighting for visitation and custody rights.
Lawyers for Jackson and Rowe are due to meet next week to settle the case.
Jackson, who now lives in Bahrain, married Rowe in 1999 and the couple separated three years later.
Rowe last saw her children in August 2005, according to FOX news.
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