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Jon Gosselin

Files for Custody

4/7/2010 3:57 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Jon Gosselin has just filed legal papers formally asking a Pennsylvania judge for primary custody of the 8 kids he had with Kate Gosselin.

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Jon also wants the child support order that is currently in place reviewed by the judge. Jon claims the arbitrator in the divorce "failed to take into consideration the numerous factors provided for by the law in PA."

TMZ broke the story that Jon's lawyer, Anthony F. List, feels Kate is an "absentee mom" now that she is in Hollywood on "Dancing with the Stars."

Kate currently has primary custody and Jon is required to pay $20,000 a month in child support.

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Sassy    

I thiknk the state should take them, the would be better off!

1473 days ago
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Eric    

Go get those kids Jon!

1473 days ago
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Sassy    

I think the state should take them, they would be better off!

1473 days ago
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dawn    

*formally*, not formerly. And he still HAS the kids with Kate, the marriage is over, not his parentage.

1473 days ago
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The Jackson twenty five    

He wants his 20 grand back - that's all this is about. Poor kiddos.

1473 days ago
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Mary    

This guy needs to get a job and stop trying to live off of his kids and his former wife!!! He is absolutely nuts!

1473 days ago
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MightyMad    

3. I think the state should take them, they would be better off!

Posted at 3:04PM on Apr 7th 2010 by sassy
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Speaking like someone who has no idea how bad social services are...

1473 days ago
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TEAMBRANCA    

He's a broke loser who didn't CARE about being with the kids while shacking up with his last girlfriend's family in UTAH. Oh yeah, when they first split he moved to MANHATTAN. Instead of just getting a place nearby.

What a tool.

1473 days ago
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Sally    

Jon does not really want those kids - he just can't find a job and needs some money!!

1473 days ago
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Victoria    

Jon truly is jealous of Kate!!!! Very sad... What do you expect her to do? she has 8 kids to raise and a loser ex husband! I'd be on dancing with the stars to. Jon's mad he wasnt asked......

1473 days ago
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olddude    

He doesn't want the kids. He just doesn't want to have to pay $20,000 a month.

1473 days ago
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Diane    

What a douche. Runs around for months on end with his girlfriends and then has the NERVE to call her an absentee parent for working.

This move got him what he wanted...his name is back in the rags.

1473 days ago
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btothee    

He "has" the kids with Kate Gosselin. Not "had". He is a divorced dad like Kate is a divorced mom, not a "single" mom. He has been a really good parent and just because he didn't ham it up for the TLC cameras, scream when the washer overflowed etc, doesn't mean he is a bad parent. I hope he gets more custody and doesn't have to pay 21K/month to kate.

1473 days ago
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ginergale    

What an idiot. What happens when Kate is voted off the show (which should be really soon). Then what? She'll be out of a hollywood gig. He obviously has run out of money and wants to go after her earnings from the show. Where was Jon "the parent" when he was out there with all of those tramps making a real ass of himself. He doesn't have what it takes to be a real father. What a loser!

1473 days ago
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Poindexter    

Thank God! I hope Jon wins. The children will now have a nice loving stable home environment that they never had with that narcissistic shrew Kate.

1473 days ago
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