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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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31.

Diane    

Why do those who are rooting for Jon keep conveniently forgetting he sold the kids back to TLC to get himself out of debt?

1626 days ago
32.

lori    

seriously Jon?? guess the girlie pool that could/would take care of him left once he was broke...leave the kids alone Jon, don't put them through anymore!!! parents HAVE to work doh!!

1626 days ago
33.

Thunder Thighs    

What an absolute scum bag! She is probably doing the show in order to help with taking care of her children. Is a woman that has a regular job, that may have to work long hours, a bad mother for working to provide for her children? He really needs to grow up and stop trying to seek out his 15 minutes of fame. Its over! Why dont you move closer to your family and take care of the kids why Kate is out trying to bring in more income for the house? What a jerk!

1626 days ago
34.

mellow    

When they tried to do a Kate plus 8 to keep going with the show and keep the income up dirtdad here filed a legal action against the show to stop it from continuing and it said any entry of TLC crew into the family home would be criminal trespassing.

Of course if he gets the kids he will try for his own show and she will block it.

Cute he is filing from PA where his fam lives and not NY where he has an apartment.

These two just simply should have never bred.

1626 days ago
35.

Sonya in Tx    

Jon is a 100 percent, grade "A", a$$hole!

Why doesn't he grow a pair and get a damn job!

1626 days ago
36.

mellow    

31. Go Jon! by Alexis Carrington

LOL at the nic, great dry humor

1626 days ago
37.

Thunder Thighs    

This is such a bad move he is making. Obviously it's about the money.
She is not going to be on that show forever. And what does he think he is gonna do with 8 kids full time. She may be the way she is but that is the very reason she has taken very good care of the kids. Jon needs to stop listening to his advisors and girlfriends. You messed up dude. If you would have put ur foot down from the beginning you would still have a wife and family. Don't be mad and jealous now because she is moving on. She maybe the worst dancer ever but at least she is doing it. However bizarre we view her ways at least we can understand them. jon, however, we do not understand this spiral down scumbag lane. I'm really feeling sorry for him and i'm praying for him.

1626 days ago
38.

Thunder Thighs    

I bet if it the situation was flipped, everyone would be in favor of Kate Suing Jon..

Remember, under TLC's contract, Jon cannot do any TV shows. Jon cannot make EASY money. Only Kate can.

1626 days ago
39.

Thunder Thighs    

I bet if it the situation was flipped, everyone would be in favor of Kate Suing Jon..

Remember, under TLC's contract, Jon cannot do any TV shows. Jon cannot make EASY money. Only Kate can.

1626 days ago
40.

nikki6    

he really should be ashamed of himself, using his kids for $$$ because he spent it all on his trashy dip sh*t fame who*ring girlfriends. yuck

1626 days ago
41.

penny    

If he is only thinking of the children, then where has he been? He only comes to visit when his latest fling dumps him. He has been the absent parent by not honoring his scheduled visitation granted to him by the courts and moving to other states. I don't remember seeing him having an Easter egg hunt for the children, just Kate.

I think they are both absent from the children's lives. The kids are being raised by their nannies not their parents. One parent chases p***y while the other one chases fame. Not a good thing for the children to watch.

Where would Jon take the children to live anyway? He doesn't have a job or vehicle big enough to cart 8 kids around in, or even a home for them. After his contract with TLC is over and his income decreases he should go back to court to get his child support reduced. But, he should not have full custody of them because he is just not responsible enough to take care of them.

Don't get me wrong, I think Kate is a fame who*e who only thinks of her self promotion. But at least she is bringing in some $$$.

1626 days ago
42.

FlamingoNut    

They both suck as parents. Hoardes of nannies is not the way to raise your kids while you're off "Dancing with the Stars". Hmmmm, where are those so called "Stars" anyway? Regardless, I'm with Jon on this one. And the kids will NOT be better off without either one of them; stop being ridiculous people. Jon & Kate just need to get their crap together and raise their kids, themselves, without the nannies and the cameras.

1626 days ago
43.

Thunder Thighs    

Jon I know you are reading this because you are such a PR wh*re.

You are a disgusting piece of shat. Someone has to support those kids and it sure doesn't appear to be you! Do you want your kids to grow up in a trailer park like you did? Grow the eff up and figure out how to be a man and SUPPORT YOUR FAMILY.



1626 days ago
44.

interested canadian    

kate forget the child support and let jon climb back under his rock and smoke his cigs.

1626 days ago
45.

Thunder Thighs    

He's not getting custody. If he thinks he is, well then he's an arse. She is the Mother and a fit Mother at that. She may not be the best mother but come on. who is? She is not neglectful, on drugs nor is she physically abusive.

Having the Judge review the child support order, great. Everyone who has a child support order can have it reviewed every so often for change of circumstance.

Not to mention he is only doing this because he is sour that Kate gets child support AND has a new TV show. What a tool. I say when flying pigs ice skate in hell is around the time he gets custody of those kids.

1626 days ago
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