(Los Angeles-AP) July 13, 2006 - Michael Jackson is being sued by ex-wife Debbie Rowe - partly for the money she says she needs to fight in court for custody of his children.
Rowe is the mother of Jackson's two children, Prince Michael Joseph Jackson, who is now nine, and eight-year-old Paris-Michael Katherine Jackson.
Rowe and Jackson divorced in 1999. She says the pop star hasn't paid what he promised in the settlement.
She also wants $195,000 immediately for attorney fees and $50,000 in living expenses so she can continue her custody battle.
Rowe gave up her parental rights to the children in 2001. She asked a judge to reinstate them in 2003 after learning of Jackson's arrest on child molestation charges.