Jackson, 58, was previously required to pay $3,000 a month for the care of his children, Jaafar, 17, and Jermajesty, 13. But he's allegedly failed to pay, now owing $12,000 in back payments.
The Los Angeles Count Child Support Services Department has filed a motion asking a judge to hold Jackson in contempt, which could see Jackson put in jail for 20 days.
Jermajesty and Jaafar are the youngest of Jackson's eight children. Their mother is Jackson's ex-girlfriend, Alejandra Genevieve Oaziaza.