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Jon Gosselin Goes After Kate in Court

4/6/2010 3:58 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Jon Gosselin thinks "Dancing with the Stars" is damaging his kids, thanks to Kate Gosselin, and Jon now wants primary custody as well as spousal support from his ex ... TMZ has learned.

Jon's new lawyer, former assistant U.S. Attorney Anthony F. List, tells TMZ he's going to court to ask for primary physical custody. List calls Kate, "an absentee mom," which he says is no surprise to anyone.

List expects to use "DWTS" as evidence that Kate does not spend "quality time with the 8 kids."

List also thinks Jon is getting screwed in the child support department, claiming "$20,000 a month is ridiculous."

In addition to primary custody, List says he's considering asking the judge to reverse the support obligation and make Kate pay Jon. He did not specify the amount.

Kate tells TMZ, "I am and always will be a mother first, but as a single working mom I will do everything necessary to provide for my kids despite the opinions of others."

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181.

SUE    

Parents of young girls, be warned: Jon Gosselin is "available", unemployed, and he wants custody of his 8 kids. If he gets those kids, he will be looking for a young girl to hook up with who has a job and can support him and his 8 kids. Hide your daughters, unless you want 8 ready-made grandchildren and their freeloader dad to move in with you.

1473 days ago
182.

singleworkingmom    

Just a few questions for you Jon supporters.
1) IF Jon gets custody of the children are you going to let them all come and live with you? Because in the divorce agreement Kate got the house.
2) Are you all willing to help support Jon and the children since Jon doesn't have any money or assests to support the children?
3) Are you all willing to babysit and watch the children every time Jon decides he wants to poke some young girl in her parents basement?
4) What are you all going to do when Jon decides he wants to go out of town or out of the country for that matter? You will all be stuck watching the children because there will be no nannies, FYI, they don't work if they don't get paid and guess what? JON DOESN'T HAVE A JOB!!

Have none of you seen and heard all of things that Jon has done to his family? When was the last time you say a picture of Jon with his children, not his child he was with on Easter. Why did we only see a picture of him taking one of the children to the doctor? Where was he when they were hunting Easter eggs? Did he not do a hunt with them like Kate did? Kate may not be there 24/7, but at least she's out trying to support these children. I have to work to, does that make me an absentee mother? I don't thing so, my kids are happy, they have a roof over their heads, food in their bellies and clothes on their backs!

I never watched Jon and Kate, but I can see now why Kate was always yelling at him, he's USELESS!!!






1473 days ago
183.

WC    

This looks like a Jon-rerun. Different time, different attorney. First he completly ruins his family life. Then, because he is so LITTLE, he says his kids, whom he made millions from, CAN NOT be on their show. ZAP, his millions stop. Law suits. No income. Used other females, took and used their money or person. Now, he has new lawyer and is going after his X-wife who is trying to make a living for the children, AND says she is not being a good mom. HE WOULD NOT recognize a good parent if he saw one. Now that he has brought this whole mess up again just as we were getting use to not seeing him, he wants money, support, PLUS the KIDS full time. AND....just how much income do you get each month, and how much, down to the penny do you give Kate, or the courts, for child support??????? GET REAL JON! What would you do with them IF you had them? Oh, Then you would want the house so you could live there and pay the bills, take care of the kids, pay taxes, get all of the kids ready for school, and then come home and clean the house. Again, GET REAL, JON, you just do not have it in you to do any of that. LEAVE them alone!! Go get yourself a piddly job in a bar somewhere, so you can hit up on the bar maids, and live your life.

1473 days ago
184.

skhg    

Guess he's got to find some way to draw attention. Wonder how much this nonsense is going to end up costing both? He must have enough money not to worry about it? I doubt Kate's a part of DWTS too much longer but, at least she's trying to earn some money, instead of going after John for more. John's looking for more attention, which is good reason to simply ignore him.

1473 days ago
185.

Yuck    

How about that. I guess anyone can be dolled up to look like a porn star. But you can't teach just anyone to dance in a week.

1473 days ago
186.

Daddy wants some of the pie too.    

GIVE CUSTODY TO JON. KATE'S CRAZY AS A LOON. AFTER LEAVING THE KIDS AT HOME TO DO DWTS SHES GOING TO BE LEAVING THEM AT HOME AGAIN WHILE SHE GOES ON TALK SHOWS PUSHING HER NEW BOOK AND GOING TO BOOK SIGNINGS. CHILDREN NEED A PARENT WHO'S AROUND. THEY ALWAYS SEEMED HAPPIER AROUND JON ANYWAY. THOSE KIDS ARE ALL THAT MATTERS.

1473 days ago
187.

LORA    

Kate is trying to support 8 kids! Whatever opportunity she gets,more power to her. What is the difference between Kate trying to make a living and a single mom working 12 hours a day? and leaves her kids with a babysitter?
Remember people! She has 8 kids! Thats alot of food, clothes etc.

1473 days ago
188.

Thunder Thighs    

Jon is POS.........He just wants attention because everybody HATES him.

DO YOU BLAME THEM...

Jon the scum sucking pig needs to get a job and earn his own money especially to support his own children.

1473 days ago
189.

Joe    

Kate is such a b*tch..yet the votes show Jon at the worse parent?
So, he buys strange t-shirts, but he isn't searching for an extra 15 minutes of fame as his b*tch ex wife is.

1473 days ago
190.

Thunder Thighs    

Can this guy get any more pathetic? What an asshole!

She isn't any different from millions of moms out there making a living to help support their families. Is Jon even working or is he just out trying to get the paps to follow him again?!





1473 days ago
191.

Anna    

i am no fan of kate but at least she is working and is taking care of the 8 kids. what is he doing? partying with lindsey's dad in the hamptons or chillin with ed hardy on his yacht? wtf!!?? this guy is trying to never work again he should get in touch with k-fed for tips on how to do that. what a low life. instead of putting the mother of his 8 kids thru court and wasting her time that she could be spending with the kids he should try and find a good paying job and not complain about $20,000 in child support payments. go team kate on this 1!!!!

1473 days ago
192.

Gary    

How about a "who cares" option or better yet, a "they're both @ssholes" option.

1473 days ago
193.

Me    

I'm a mom and yes, I do feel that KATE is the worse parent out of the two! Everybody keeps saying how JON is the media whore, he's never there for his kids, blah, blah, blah. But think about it: She's always gone doing book signings, she's always out doing interviews, she's never with her kids, she always has someone else babysitting them....the list goes on. You don't see Jon on TV trying to make it in the movies/sitcoms/danceshows. Kate has already admitted she wants to be a movie star...she wants to get into the movies.
As far as I'm concerned, fathers already get screwed enough. It's time they get primary custody and get paid child support! Just because a woman gives birth doesn't mean she's the better parent.......
Go for it, Jon!

1473 days ago
194.

Jennifer    

I wouldn't want to hang out with Kate, but Jon is a disgusting excuse for a man. Nut up and get a job, loser. Betcha you're regretting buying those Gucci shoes now, aren't you, douche?

1473 days ago
195.

Thunder Thighs    

Jon is such a loser scumbag...He can't stand it that Kate rose to the top and he ended up on the bottom where he belongs. Kate is making money for her children just like all the others out there in the business who have kids. He's jealous because she's a mover and a shaker and is making that $$$$ and nobody wants anything to do with him.

1473 days ago
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