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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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46.

timnet    


Jon:

1. St Tropez - How much money did you earn on this Trip Jon?
2. Las Vegas - How much money did you earn on this Trip Jon?
3. New York -How much money did you earn on this Trip Jon?
4. Maui- How much money did you earn on this Trip Jon?
5. New York -How much money did you earn on this Trip Jon?
6. Santa Barbara -How much money did you earn on this Trip Jon?
7. Hollywood -How much money did you earn on this Trip Jon?


Does this mean that any divorced mom that goes on TV have custody taken away?

How much money is Kate earning on Dancing With The Stars - $$$$$$$$$$$$ - Hey somebody in this family needs a job to support the 8 kids and baby Jon.

2. At least she is not sitting her fat *** whinning and smoking - she is out working.




1639 days ago
47.

Thunder Thighs    

So where does it state in any law that a mother cannot work to provide for her children? Does this mean that tommy lee is going to take his kids away from pamela anderson cause she is not home and is on dancing with the stars.I think jon is a low down scum bag that is just trying to be able to set on his a#@ all day and do nothing and collect money. If she is such an absentee mom then where was jon gosselin (the daddy) all those times he was out with those young girls trying to act like he was 15 again? when he should have been out working trying to set an example for his children..He disgusts me!!!!

1639 days ago
48.

Stacey    

I think Kate should just give custody to Jon and see how fast he runs back to N.Y. He could not handle those kids full time. The minute he wanted to go party he'd be handing those kids off to someone else. The woman is WORKING, her job is 'entertainer' and she is entertainment..good...bad...or ugly, that is what she is doing and she gets paid to do it. He is not getting paid anything right now, yet he wants to live the 'good life'. He needs to get over himself.

1639 days ago
49.

Thunder Thighs    

He's not getting custody. If he thinks he is, well then he's an idiot. 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.

1639 days ago
50.

abby    

He has a valid argument.

1639 days ago
51.

lori    

#38 Hoardes of nannies is not the way to raise your kids while you're off "Dancing with the Stars"

so you are saying all those moms on dws should not have custody of their kids?

1639 days ago
52.

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 Dante's Inferno is around the time he gets custody of those kids.

1639 days ago
53.

Kristi    

He doesn's have a clue what it takes to be a FATHER

1639 days ago
54.

Thunder Thighs    

He's not getting custody. If he thinks he is, well then he's an idiot. She is the Mother and a fit Mother at that. She may not be the most BESTEST mother EVER 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 Dante's Inferno is around the time he gets custody of those kids.

1639 days ago
55.

bbsak    

Leave the personalities at the door.
No matter who you side with, Jon or Kate, it makes no difference. It's obvious that the custody/visitation and support agreement was grossly unfair and one-sided. Leave out the different personalities and look at it based solely on the facts of the case. It needs to be changed. Jon was screwed by the agreement and he was a fool to have accepted it.

1639 days ago
56.

Katie    

If Kate stays home, she's criticized. If she goes on Dancing with the Stars, she's criticized. If she got a job as a nurse, she would be working 10-12 hour days and paying nannies to be at home with her kids. So she gets offered a great job. She even stipulates that she will be practicing at home. Wow, she goes out of her way to provide for her children. Brooke Burke has four children, Marie Osmond has how many? Neither of them were EVER criticized for working. Jon has just slapped the face of parents all around the world. Any woman working outside the home, or in the army, or goes on business trips once a week for six weeks, according to Jon, is an absentee parent.
For the record.... what kind of job should Kate get? This seemed like the perfect job.

1639 days ago
57.

JLS    

Can you imagine if you left for work and your husband filed this on you while you were working? That's Jon. He's pissed because she told him he couldn't live in the guest house and because of the $20k in child support. He couldn't care less about the kids. Remember when he was texting his snatch while one of his tiny daughters stood in front of him crying trying to get some attention? That's Jon. He's a freeloader.

1639 days ago
58.

dulynoted    

Please...he is out of the spotlight now and needs something to bring it back to him. Be a dad...grow up and take care of your kids while their mom is out making a living.

1639 days ago
59.

Me    

I live in PA and they do go after deadbeat dads like Gosselin. Old Fishface doesn't stand a chance of getting custody OR the payments reduced. If anyone's an absentee parent, it's HIM. I'd like to hear him justify how he never spends time with his kids and has been living a 2-hr drive away from them in New York and now in Utah with one of his whores and NOT be an absentee parent. What a douche.

1639 days ago
60.

deb    

what an assh.. get a JOB and leave her alone now that shes on top he wants a pie of the pie,,get a life jon.....

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