Michael Jackson is nearing a settlement in one of his many ongoing legal disputes, this one being with Debbie Rowe the mother of Prince and Paris.
Rowe voluntarily gave up her parental rights in 2001, but a judge voided the order at her request in 2004; after her attorneys argued that proper court procedures weren't followed.
Rowe's attorneys said at the time that she wanted a change in status because Jackson had been charged with child molestation and was associating with the Nation of Islam, which has views that many consider anti-Semitic.
Despite the dispute, Rowe made an appearance at Jackson's molestation trial in support of him.
Cynics have speculated that this show of support was part of a deal to ensure that she got access to her children.
Jackson's attorney, Michael Abrams, said in an interview yesterday that the dispute may soon be resolved.
"I think I see it a settlement is in sight. The resolution will be to everybody's satisfaction. I'm hoping everybody will go away very happy."