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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.

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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What an a-hole? Was he a neglectful parent when he was whooping it up with the little girlfriend at Sundance?

Give me a break. Single parents have to leave their kids to make money for the family all the time and she has her own family members looking after those kids. Perfect strangers would probably be better than this self absorbed idiot and famewhore.

1630 days ago


wonder how he is going to explain away the weeks he had no contact with the kids. Any judge worth a darn is going to see right through this...that being said, where is one like that?

1630 days ago


jon is more relaxed then Kate he would be the better parent. Kate is more interested in herself and career not the kids , but she never fails to say i have 8 kids lol, but i guess it works for the fools they just love her..

1630 days ago


First, this guy is a P.O.S.

Second, hey TMZ, can you get some HUMAN editors on your site. "Formerly" should be "formally". Just a thought...

1630 days ago


Hi my name is Jon Gosselin, "I am a douche bag loser, no 20 year old gf now so I'll take my kids back!" WHAT A LOSER!!!

1630 days ago


It's "formally". Geez, don't you have a f*cking proof reader at TMZ?

1630 days ago


The man of the family shuld have custody...we are much more level-head then woman are..and she is never at home with those poor retarded kids..who is teaching them simple things like walking and talking and eating and tieing there shoes an gettin dressed in the morn so they ken do take smart man to do that that stuff..not bimbos who dance around the stafge and act dumb..thats what my mama sais

1630 days ago


OMG I am not a kate fan but she isn't absent SHE IS WORKING! someone has to.

1630 days ago


why is their support for either one of these low lifes. Neither deserve to parents of the kids. Neither deserve people backing them. Both of them should lose their rights to have children in the future and the right to take care of the 8 they already have. The kids would be better raised as orphans.

1630 days ago


Just another attempt to get more attention, and money. Ignore him, and he'll hopefully go away. He's making things so much worse for his kids.

1630 days ago


So..let me get this right...every parent who has to work away from his or her child should be striped custody because they are working to provide for their kids!? If that is the case than every father or mother in the military should be counted as an "absentee" parent.....right....I'm soooo sure..JON! Nice you douche bag..get a life..get a job....and stop trying to control Kate....!!

1630 days ago

Lori Whistler    

This guy is sooo lazy....he has been from the wonder Kate nagged him all the time...he won't do anything including work. Now he is still living off of her coat tails!

1630 days ago


While he was off w/his gf he blew off his time w/the kids and when all the low brow digs he tried did not work he figures the best way to undo the 20k is to get them back in his care.

She was a shrill wench on the show and he was pushing her buttons, an evil circle they kept dancing mostly despite the kids

suffer little children, you cannot pick your parents

1630 days ago


Go Jon! I hope you get those kids so they will grow up with a parent that really loves them unlike Kate who only uses them for her own selfish gain.

1630 days ago


Forgive the crassness but...Jon is a total douche, money grubbing and not all that attractive! I know Kate is annoying and bitchy at times but wouldn't we all be with a LOSER for a spouse and all those babies!

1630 days ago
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