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Is the Jackson Family Battling Debbie Rowe for Custody of Paris?

Paris Jackson attempted suicide last week, and now her family is ready to battle birth mother Debbie Rowe for custody of the 15-year-old.

Sources told TMZ that Debbie is willing to become Paris’ guardian after she gets out of the hospital, if that’s what the teen wants.

An insider told the site that the family is adamantly against the idea, and would fight “tooth and nail” to make sure that doesn’t happen. The source slammed Michael Jackson’s ex-wife for releasing a statement via her lawyer after Paris was hospitalized.

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The family source claimed, "If her intentions were pure she'd be speaking to the family."

A judge ordered an investigation into Paris’ welfare after she reportedly cut her arm with a meat cleaver, took a large quantity of Motrin and called a suicide hotline. The findings could lead to a change in custody.

She is currently under the co-guardianship of her grandmother Katherine and cousin T.J.

Debbie, who was married to Michael Jackson from 1996 to 1999, and her daughter have been spending increasing amounts of time together on Rowe’s horse farm.

She gave up parental rights to Paris and brother Prince in 2001, when Paris was just 3. Rowe was the former assistant to Michael Jackson's dermatologist, Dr. Arnold Klein.