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We can't ask Dr. Arnold Klein to end all of our speculation on who is the biological father of Prince Michael and Paris Jackson and take a paternity test -- but the kids can. And that looks like that could be the only way he would. Unless the courts tell him to, of course.
"The court certainly would not order a DNA test after the death of the conclusively presumed biological parent," Mark Vincent Kaplan, Arnie's lawyer and good pal told E! Online. "I think that if, at some point in time, the minor children reach their majority, which they will, that will be a decision I would assume they would make...they alone would make."
But Mark says, no matter what the results were, the good doc could not adore Michael Jackson's kids anymore.
"Whether he is or he isn't, it's not going to make him love these children any more or less than if somebody else were the source," the attorney said. "In the past there was a very close, loving relationship. I think they referred to him as Uncle Arnold."
Either way, Arnold isn't looking to be coaching soccer games and having the kids live with him -- he's fine with them being in the care of their grandmother, Katherine Jackson.
"I think that he would like to be able to, as he promised his friend, do what he can to see that the children were making the best decisions. He would like to have input in respect to educational decisions for them, that's something that was particularly important to Michael Jackson."
He will, however, do his best to protect the kids the way Michael wanted them to be protected.
"Michael had asked Dr. Klein over the course of their friendship that if something were to happen to him while his children were still minors that Dr. Klein, as a friend, would do what he could do to protect the children from being in the life of an entertainer. That was to have as normal a life as possible.
"My understanding is that he regretted he didn't have a chance to be just a normal child not in the spotlight...all those normal aspects of life growing up that I think Michael greatly missed and didn't have the opportunity to experience."