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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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256.

doc    

Now, funny, isn't it??? Kate is off of DWTS and NOW he says he didn't want custody.....just didn't want to pay so much. Jon get a job! What man goes skirt chasing and then wimpy cries that his wife is gone all the time and he shouldn't have to 'pay' so much!



If you stop chasing the skirts, stop buying the expensive watches, etc., not live in an expensive apartment and get a job.......you would've had money!



DUH!!!!

1607 days ago
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workinmybuttoff    

I hate how people keep saying that Kate is a "bad mom" because she doesn't spend "quality time" with her kids. The situation is no different than a single mother workin her butt off so she can support her child[ren]. I am a single mom and go to class for 10 hours a day 3 days a week and work 4 8 hour days. I rarely get time to spend quality time with my daughter but its not as if the choice is debatable. Food, rent,clothing, toys, and diapers for my daughter and myself or quality time? Think of that times 8. I don't agree with her forcing her children in front of the camera, it's not right and I don't really like her OR jon, but regardless, jon is a lazy sh*t with no job and kate is working to support 8 kids. Frankly, I don't BLAME her for wanting to be be on DWTS and TLC and whatever else. It's probably the only industry(that she is qualified to be in) that will allow her to make enough money to support 8 kids because she certainly is not cunning or intelligent enough to be a financial whatever, or a lawyer, and I would NOT want her to be my doctor by any means, but whatever anyone says-good for her for actualy stepping up and takin care of those kids.

1607 days ago
258.

loul    

jon, you change they way people view you by actually changing.come to the table with a job,and true intent to spend the so needed time with your children.do what you need to do for them and screw what the media or what anyone else has to say. kate will always be your childrens mother nothing you can do about that. so, i think it would not be in your best interest to bad mouth her in anyway , shape or form.it only harms the kids. work cohesively and the media will have nothing negative to report. even though your children no longer have the luxury of 2 parents living the same home at the same time it doesn't mean that they can't have 2 parents raising them at the same time. if you and kate could always remember to put your children first in every decision that affects the family , you shouldn't have any thing that can't be worked out.

1563 days ago
259.

Niki    

Jon does not have blue eyes. He is wearing colored contacts. If you have ever watched any of the episodes of their show you would notice his eyes have always been brown which is a dominant trait of those from asian,korean,etc decent.(sp) The children all favor the asian trait as it is more dominant. That is why Jon appears to have blue eyes is due to colored contacts.
As for him wanting full custody and the child support reversed he is the one cheating and stepped out of the marriage. Kate has to feed and support the children. He just wants to go back to his lavish lifestyle and have a way to flaunt his newest girlfriend. I wonder how the dr and his wife who took kate in after her pro bono tummy tuck feel about Jon dating their daughter.

1555 days ago
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