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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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121.

timmsa    

I hope he wins, I can't stand her. She needs to start spending more time with her children. And less time on TV. She is just into herself and not those kids.
As far as the hair extensions, She did not pay for them. What surprise she got them for free like everything else she has.

I hope she gets voted off that show.

1558 days ago
122.

dd    

#83 ...Vicki no I am not, but you need to learn how to READ! I was giving Kate credit for being a Mother of 8 kids and being home with them. Learn how to comprehend before you try to insult someone.

1558 days ago
123.

TheLeatherArtist    

what a useless douche bag this guy is. Kate is doing the show to support those kids why don't you grow up and get a real job and act like a real dad and a real man for a change. Instead of running around banging a slew of different bimbos how about start acting like a real father to those kids you made so they can depend on you. What a useless waste of space this guy is. How often do you see those kids yourself once every blue moon? If that?!!

1558 days ago
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Ha THE TEACHER was taught a lesson    

oh, I get it now, that is why Jon made sure he was photographed taking one of the kids to the clinic and drug store the other day.

This is all as set up, he is a snake.

The minute Kate has a chance to help her kids financially and gets an opportunity, Jon is there trying to sabotage it, just as he did with Kate Plus 8 on TLC.

He feels left out and wants in on the $$, too bad the divorce is final! No Judge is going to undo the divorce (spousal support this soon after a divorce), Kate's lawyer is going to make Jon look like a raving idiot and same with this Listless lawyer of his.

He has not even shown an attempt to try to find work or get a job. He also has no house, no way will this float.

Jon is no fatherly role model for his family.

The poor kids don't know what it is like to have a man of honor raising them because Jon has no honor, no integrity and is lazy.

Kate is showing the kids and teaching them that hard work pays off, she at least is trying, even to the point she knows she cannot dance and does not look good and is laughed at on DWTS, but the difference between Jon and Kate is, KATE IS TRYING for her kids, Jon is not.

Jon just wants it all handed to him and thinks he is entitled to other women's money, he has been nothing but a pig, expecting the bimbos and Kate to financially support his lazy @ss.


He is just wasting more of the child support money away, by always spending it on lawyers.

You dug your own hole, now climb in it and go away and stop causing pain to your kids. Isn't it enough that you put them into therapy.

1558 days ago
125.

La-ti-dah    

Also, I don't care for either of them but at least Kate is consistent. She's had a horrible attitude and control issues since day one of their little show. Jon went from bumbling doormat father to bumbling idiot loser. Bottom line, they both need to return to a stable job! DWTS might bring in income but it doesn't last forever, plus she is terrible at it. She has a nursing degree, she needs to use it, and I believe Jon used to work in IT. Although since he's made a bigger jerk of himself with the stupid ed hardy shirts and partying with a barely legal slew of girlfriends the last year, I don't know who'd take him seriously enough to hire him. He's def the bigger tool here, but they are both wretched people.

1558 days ago
126.

optimist    

Good for Jon. Just as he improved the kids lives by getting them off the camera, getting Kate out of the house will be a great improvement for the kids.

With Jon as the custodian, he will be there with the kids not off on the road. Jon won't be spending time tanning, mani/pedicuring or 30 hours having his hair done.

At present, the kids are being raised by five Cambodian nannies. They have no family life. Kate does not even take the kids to church. We have never seen them getting ready to go to a friend's birthday party or even a play date. The twins have never been seen getting into their Brownie uniforms and going to one of the early rights of young girls.

All eight children are locked behind a gate with FIVE STRANGERS to bring them up. They are not experiencing a normal childhood.

If Jon was the custodial parent, the kids would get their basement playroom back and their old friends Nala and Shokla would return.

1558 days ago
127.

Shame on you    

You go Jon! People watching the J&K show moaned and groaned for years that Jon should leave Kate, stop the exploitation of the children, stop filming the show and gain custody of the children. That's exactly what he's doing.

1558 days ago
128.

Lisa    

Jon. What a LOSER! Get a job and stop looking for a free ride from your ex. At least she is doing something to support YOUR kids. She's home training most of the week. You can see on DWTS that she is practicing in her own basement. I hope Kate gets her Kate Plus 8 show and pays Jon nothing! What a pig!

1558 days ago
129.

Barb    

Anything to keep your name in the spotlight eh, Jon? You are just determined to keep beating her up, emotionally. I am glad she ditched you, you're vendictive. She may not be doing so well on dancing with the stars, but at least she's out there trying. Don't give up Kate. You need to relax and bring out your alternate "sexy Kate" then you will do better. Try to enjoy it. Smile.

1558 days ago
130.

cindy    

come on folks, don't you think the timing of this story is suspect? IMO, Kate cut a deal w/Jon to put this story out there so she could garner "sympathy" votes on DWTS. She is willing to give him something (money maybe)? in return for his cooperation. She will do ANYTHING to continue on this show.

1558 days ago
131.

LMS    

Oh my god....talk about a loser! He wants to live off his ex. wife now that his young money ticket dumped him so he's going to drag her AND the 8 kids to court for his own selfish gain? And him starting another custody battle ISN'T damaging to his kids? Good grief!

1558 days ago
132.

Ha THE TEACHER was taught a lesson    

Jon, get off of TMZ you pathetic loser.

You are not going to get the kids, or Kate's money.

Do your kids a favor and move away again, that is what you are good at, moving to NY, to Utah, why not try Alaska or Hawaii now.

1558 days ago
133.

Ha THE TEACHER was taught a lesson    

I hope in court Kate can show how Jon Gosselin is probably behind one of the hate Kate blogs and use it against him in court.

I hope they scower his computers and laptops!

He is playing some horrible games on his family.

1558 days ago
134.

Thunder Thighs    

oh look the 2 inch stubby has little man syndrome and needs lawyers to make himself look like he is something, too bad he is failing and only making himself look like even more of an idiot

ROFLMMFAO @ Jon Gosselin, he is gutter scum!

1558 days ago
135.

Vera    

He has really hit below the belt this time. He is such a douch. Kate is lucky to be rid of him.

1558 days ago
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