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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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91.

Sheri    

He just needs something to do since his rich gf broke up with him. sad.

1471 days ago
92.

Bob    

I hope the judge throws the book at him!

1471 days ago
93.

lori    

get a job and your own place, file for a modification of support, and live your freekin life without ruining your childrens and ex wife!!!

1471 days ago
94.

Henchy    

Go for 50/50 custody - then no ones pays Child Support..at least this is how it works in California.

1471 days ago
95.

SuzyCreamCheese    

I'm by no means a Kate fam but lazy ass douche needs to get a job!
He's disgusting!

1471 days ago
96.

Me    

#77: Child support's provided for your children. It's not baby daddy welfare. That's THEIR money and he should be paying it if you're raising them. If you want to use your own money, you can always set the obligor's money aside for their college educations.
If he was good enough to sleep with and marry, don't define it as baby daddy welfare NOW.

1471 days ago
97.

whatever    

and this is a developing story ?????

1471 days ago
98.

beachmama    

Way to go Jon. I hope you get it and don't abuse it.
Kate is so like so many woman and this is coming from a woman. She is the type to bleed a man dry and the courts are allowing it.
She is not doing this for the kids, she is doing it for herself. She has already admitted she wants to be in the movies. her calling is the big screen.
I said it before and I will say it again, can't wait till one of the kids write a book.

1471 days ago
99.

INDY    

He needs to find a job, a home and get his respect back.. She is trying to raise 8 kids without help from their dad. He is the absentee dad.. he didn't think about them til his girlfriend broke up with him and his cash cow dried up... now he is homeless and broke and he wants to move home.. he don't want the kids.

1471 days ago
100.

Lucille    

He has no money of his own so he goes after the money maker of the family. Jon’s a big irresponsible kid who did nothing to save his marriage while Kate for a time admitted that she still loved him even when the was spending their money on New York apartments and dating young women while Kate was home with the kids in PA. The minute she gets the spotlight with DWTS he files suit, never mind Kate’s making money for the kids.

DWTS built a dance studio, at their expense, in Kate’s basement in PA so she wouldn’t be away from the children when she trains, so how is Jon going to get around that? That’s not the act of a absentee mom.

Why can’t Jon just leave the country, why does he insist on tormenting of us?

1471 days ago
101.

Theresa    

HE'S JUST JEALOUS BECAUSE KATES ON DANCING WITH THE STARS AND HE ISN'T!!!!

1471 days ago
102.

Osiris08    

The last I checked, both parents were douchebag losers who took advantage of their children to get five minutes of fame. Ripping on one while defending the other is idiotic. The fact that they even had a show at the expense of their children just goes to show that there are a lot of sleazy americans who like to enable this type of behavior.

1471 days ago
103.

chynadoll42726    

bottom line.. this is ridiculous. if jon wins this case then all the hollywood moms should lose custody of their kids. all moms have nannies. ALL OF THEM !!! they have to. it's called working moms. sure some take advantage of it, some are NEVER with their kids, but leaving the kids with a nanny is not against the law or grounds for jon to get custody.

1471 days ago
104.

tsv    

MAYBE SHE WOULD HAVE SEEN IT COMING IF SHE WASN'T SPENDING ALL THAT TIME SUCKING ON DWTS AND ALL THAT PLASTIC SURGERY

1471 days ago
105.

Peri    

Jon is the BIGGEST tool ever!
Get a job, get a life.
You started this whole mess Jon...now deal with it.
You are just making a bigger fool of yourself, should have kept that fly closed and your drunk ass out of bars with little girls...Kate will win again and hopefully shut you up again!

1471 days ago
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