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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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M    

How exactly is she supposed to continue supporting herself now that he cancelled their TV show? He took her primary support away and now that she is earning money on another show, he wants to take that away from her too. Every divorced mom has to work. She's lucky enough to be able to do it by dancing on a TV show.

What a jerk this guy is.

1631 days ago
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Thunder Thighs    

i hope he gets it, can't stand him either, but kate is more of a hy[pocrite whineass..... i hate her alot more, go jon!!!! she isn't even a star but acts like her shit don't stink!!!!

1631 days ago
18.

Cindy    

Are you kidding me??? He's gone through 2 women, thousands of dollars, 2 attorneys, and ignored his 8 children for the last year, and he's a better parent "now"???? He just doesn't have any rich, young, single girls with wealthy parents to "put him up" any longer, so this is the next logical step for this loser! Hey Jon...get a job you FAT PIG!!!

1631 days ago
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jxtr    

This guy is a sleaze bag.

1631 days ago
20.

Do not wanna reveal    

You have got to be kidding me. This is so sickening. And the sad thing is, he might just get it, but I doubt it. I mean, she still spends time with them. It's crazy.

1631 days ago
21.

xo    

Neither have blue eyes, they both have green/hazel eyes.

1631 days ago
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PALINSUX    

since when is a working mother an absentee mother?? she has a job, which is more than anyone can say for her douchebag ex husband, and this job is temporary so jon should just slow his roll a little!

1631 days ago
23.

mydownthere    

Jon has a real case here. His ex-wife cares about herself more that her 8 kids. It is obvious. She has tried to make him look bad, because he missed the company of a woman, as opposed to a "tin man wife" who is spending cash on bad hair extentions. Screw her! Let Jon continue to do what he set up to do.
WHY BLAME JON BECAUSE KATE ONLY CARES ABOUT HERSELF BEING FAMOUS?
She's famous for being NASTY. That's great, isn't it?

1631 days ago
24.

carrieann    

#3 it is not impossible for kids to have different eye colors than both parents. Jon is part Asian and the kids obviously have the dominant Asian gene and the brown eyes from his Asian parent. I have blue eyes but my mother and father have brown. That is what they say is impossible given brown is a dominant feature. I have my grandmother's blue eyes. Take a Biology class!

1631 days ago
25.

dom    

Pathetic. Kate is gone Sun - Tue ... isn't that time Jon should be with the kids anyway as their father??? Maybe the fact is he's upset he's been forced to spend time with his children that is taking him away from snowboarding with 20 year olds. This man is the most pathetic piece of trash, lazy ass who needs to get a job. How sad that these children will be ashamed of their father. I hope his actions are not teaching those little boys bad work ethic. Thank God for Kate doing something to make money to support the family. Jon, at this point, you should lose all custody of your children and get a job you LOSER!!!

1631 days ago
26.

Send her to Walmart    

Neither parent could earn a reward for "Parent of the Year". Both seem to have lost the concept that having kids means YOU ARE NO LONGER FIRST.

They need to get over themselves and focus on their children. I bet the children are very angry, hurt, sad and confused. Can we say "abandonment issues", anyone?

1631 days ago
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S    

Ridiculous. Didn't DWTS build a dancing studio in Kate's basement or something just so she could spend time with her kids while practicing? And since when is having a job - like ALL single mothers do - being an absentee mother? What exactly do YOU do, Jon, that will make enough money to support 8 kids? He should he happy he has a wife that's motivated to work and support her family.

1631 days ago
28.

C    

What a LOSER. Poor wittle ass-wipe. Has it just been too long since he’s had any media attention (since he only cares about that and money - which is all this is about)? Does he miss the world calling him a douche-bag every day? Well he’s going to get his wish. He is the one who never spent ANY time with those kids. And if he did he was a mean, ignorant SOB. All any judge has to do is watch any of the episodes of his show to realize not only is he an unfit parent but is not even fit to be called a human being.

1631 days ago
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LA    

GET A JOB YOU FREAKIN' LOSER! All you are showing your kids is that it's OK to be a bum and try to ruin your family. I notice this has come back up since he was dumped by ANOTHER well to do female who wasn't playing his "I'm a loser take care of me" game.

1631 days ago
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RUKIDDINGME    

Go away Jon - your the one who made the grave error of thinking you were something without your family. I was never a big fan of Kate's as a matter of fact I use to think she was a bit tough on Jon. Turns out she was probably tired of his stupidity and had a hard time dealing with it on top of taking care of all the kids. Keep up the good work Kate - you and the kids will do just fine!

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