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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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166.

Thunder Thighs    

someone needs to tell jon to go away he is a-want-a-be in spot light has been (there & done it guy)GO AWAY JON

1567 days ago
167.

Just Now Blog    

Looks like he's tired of paying child support!



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1567 days ago
168.

Thunder Thighs    

jon is the lowest form of life and wouldn't give a shit about the kids if his girlfriend didn't throw him on his ass.He is a disgrace to the male race. You can say what you want about Kate but she can support her kids

1567 days ago
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1567 days ago
170.

Jo    

Glad to see others speaking up about Jon's timing of all this. Months on end he was no where near his children. He wasn't working he was living it up, using every young woman with family money who was dumb enough to get involved with him. I suppose he has had another "epipany" or whatever he called it and realized he wants his children again. Isn't it funny how this only happens when he is between girlfriends or homeless. I don't care for Kate very much either but let's be realistic, she has been the more responsible parent during this ordeal. I suppose every parent who works from a home office all day and has in home childcare while they work should lose custody of their children??? Is that what you want the courts to say Mr. Gosselin???? Yes, Kate flies to LA once a week but it is a temporary situation. Given her lack of dancing ability and stage presence, I think it will be a very short lived and very profitable job.

1566 days ago
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Joanne Juth    

It seems to me its time for Kate to reestablish her quality time with her children. Instead of paying someone else to be their substitute parent. Shame on you Kate. You are letting Hollywood direct what kind of person they want you to be. You wanted 8 dis so now you must take care of 8 kids. Remember your children were a gift from God and you need to be home and not paradein yourself anywhere. Go back to nursing since Hollywood has given you a swollen head.

1566 days ago
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ncnana    

First, as a mother & grandmother anyone saying the kids would be better off with the state has never loved a child!! Do I think Kate has always been right, no. Jon however, is such a looser! His marriage vows meant nothing to him when he had all the YOUNG single women drooling over him! His fame & money (the entire family earned) were wonderful until Kate made sure the kids had their share set aside & protected. Then the women were gone cause the money was gone...suddenly his kids couldn't be on the show any more. Be real people, he just wanted revenge then and still is trying now. He can't stand that Kate has always had the kids interest first in her life & people that understand parenting can see that, not that we always agree with her methods. He just wants money and attention. He needs to get a real job & pay his support & realize he's laying in a bed of his own making!!! Bye Jon & good riddance!!!!!

1565 days ago
173.

Mari    

I think everyone is way too hard on Jon. Yes, he made some bad decisions when they first split up. He probably had to get use to being away from Hagatha and her demands, rules and put downs. I hope he wins! I can't imagine what is must be like for those kids to live with Kate. She trys way to hard to make her life sound like it is all about her kids. It is really about Kate and her fame, looks, money, etc. The kids deserve normal, stable lives.

1565 days ago
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kathy    

Jon is paying $20,000 a month in child support..and Kate says she has to work because she is a single mom? She choose to have eight kids..someone needs to take responsiblity. Someone needs to stay home and be with the kids. If she wants to be a working mom then let Jon be Mr. Mom.

1563 days ago
175.

NAT    

ALL THE KIDS HAS STATED TO THE COURT THEY WANT TO LIVE WITH JON AND KATE WASNT NEVER HOME AND SHE WAS ON THE PHONE WHEN SHE WAS AT HOME; OUT OF HE BABYS MOUTH.MEN CAN BE THE STAY HOME DADS,AND WOMEN CAN MAKE THE LIVNG.KATE IS HAPPY WORKING .JON HAPPY TAKING CARE THE KIDS.

1559 days ago
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Kathy    

Since when is making the best living possible for your kids a crime. Everybody complained when Nadya Suleman "Octo Mom" had all those kids they felt she couldn't support. Kate is doing more than most people do to make a good comfortable life for her kids. All we have seen Jon do since the split is run around with women and spend money. If Kate seemed controlling of Jon on the show, it has become very clear to me that she did it out of necessity. Jon obviously has very little self-control.

1556 days ago
177.

shorty    

Jon needs to man-up! Those kids need a full time Dad & Mom. He needs to get a job, ASAP. I can't imagine what the diaper bill per week was. Never mind the hair transplants! He made them, now take care of them, it's too late to walk away now.

1556 days ago
178.

caseypup    

Kate choose Jon to be the father of her kids. The kids love their dad, regardless if he doesn't have a job, but I rather see the kids at least have one parent there at all time. Kate's making thousands of dollars and away from the kids. Jon and the kids can be together 24/7 while kate promotes herself. Let her pay the child support until the kids come of age. At least the kids will be happy to have a father around.

1556 days ago
179.

laura    

i think kate should keep primary custody.whoever wrote they should go to the state is a retard.do u even know what state custody is like.obviously not .to take the kids away from kate would be saying that ever working mom should lose her kids.thats not reasonable.jon just wants them so he can get childsupport.hes a loser who couldnt cut it as an it tech or a tv star so the only way he can make money is by getting childsupport.loser and super bad role model 4 his kids.kate is a strong independent woman who has to feed clothe and send 8 kids to college ,who cares how shes earning money in the spotlight.should angie and bradpit lose there kids cuz they make money on tv?stupid jealouse people think kate should lose her kids,real single working moms undertand.

1551 days ago
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