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Settlement Reached

In Jon & Kate Custody War

7/27/2010 7:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The epic child custody war between Jon and Kate Gosselin is finally over -- TMZ has learned the former reality couple has reached a settlement agreement ... but the terms are extremely confidential.

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As we previously reported, Jon filed documents in a Pennsylvania court back in April asking for primary custody of their eight kids -- and demanded an opportunity to renegotiate his child support obligations.

But earlier this month, the two sides officially agreed on a new arrangement that involves both custody and financial obligations ... but the terms of the deal were sealed by the court.

A source close to the couple confirmed the deal -- telling us, "An official agreement between Jon and Kate has been reached and they will be working together for the benefit of their children."

Lawyers for both sides had no comment.



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31.

Karen    

These parents do not deserve the time of day from good, hardworking people who have not used their kids for money. Children should not be born into this world to financially support the family! This story will not end in a pretty way. Think of the Dionne Quints from Canada. If you don't know who they are, google them. It's a sad tale of exploitation.

1496 days ago
32.

Kathy    

It's financially hard enough as it is to raise kids these days. It would be more difficult with 8 of them. However, survival is the key issue here. It doesn't seem that the Gosselin children are "doing without" so I would say that they are comfortable and healthy. That's all we ask as parents. We do what we have to do to nurture our families. Only we do it the old fashioned way......get a job!! By the way, what is Jon doing for work? We know that Kate is writing books, television appearances, and speaking engagements, but what is Jon doing besides hanging out with just barely "of age" women????

1496 days ago
33.

Jan    

Jon got mad because Kate was touring her book and he was home with the kids. Kate got nannies. Jon went bar hopping & young gal shopping. Kate files for divorce. Jon steals family funds. Court demands he return funds. Kate is working hard again so Jon decides he wants kids. LOL Jon wants Kate's money. Jon does not have to pay child support anymore because playing Farmville and hanging around the pool in his apt complex brings in no funds. Kate now has to PAY Jon alimony and child support. Kate continues to work hard which is what Jon hated all along. LOL Jon is one big fat loser

1496 days ago
34.

annagiafd    

He is such a puke I'm glad she ditched him.

1496 days ago
35.

vera    

Why do these twits keep getting ANY kind of airtime? WHO CARES!! All this reality crap is just that ....CRAP!

1496 days ago
36.

dvindiesel    

uhhhhh why does anyone care about these two loser nothings? get a life

1496 days ago
37.

rob    

ICK! She is such a bitch! He's a retard and the kids are the ones suffering.

1496 days ago
38.

Patricia    

I AM 74 and experienced enough -- having watched ALL the episodes to have observed the constant putdowns Kate did to Jon, who was so patient ALWAYS the children and with her. She is just as mean-spirited now as she was then. The children constantly went up to him for help, lots of kisses; he was a SUPER father. When it came to divorce, he fought tears constantly; he is a very OPEN person; his acting out doesn't change all the good he had always shown during the marriage.

1495 days ago
39.

K    

You don't see anyone saying anything mean about the Duggars?
Those kids (20 of them) on TV. If you have that many kids, who will pay the bills? What if one of them gets sick? I just think it's irresponsible.

1495 days ago
40.

Khate sucks    

The settlement should have been that ALL of their children go to the state to find them SUITABLE homes!

1495 days ago
41.

Cat    

All that woman can do is bitch and whine. Oh poor Kate! The only reason I watch is because my niece would be watching the show. I thought then does she ever let this man talk. I didn't like her then and I don't like her now.

1495 days ago
42.

Patricia    

Grandma here again... and if one of the Duggars is the person who finds the cure for a major disease... or brings peace to the world.. or discovers a cheap energy source... all things done by ordinary people..... would you still say the parents were irresponsible to bring them into the world? Peaceful, God-loving people are the ones we need in today's world. So there.
Peace to you. Patricia

1495 days ago
43.

Mr. Bate    

Single dad with 8 kids. Have fun! jajajajajaja

1495 days ago
44.

Sandy    

You can tell by the faces who won in this divorce. Father takes care of the kids most of the time, while Kate sells them all to the media. Her cake and eat it too. Mommy has more time to be famous. She knows he is a good father and can trust him. All this will keep her from appearing she has abandoned the kids while doing her famous, money, thing. Of course I don't know squat about any of them, and my wish for their fifteen minutes of fame didn't come true. I only hope the kids will stay innocent and cute and learn what they need to be happy and confident.

1495 days ago
45.

itsMeAgain    

You can tell by the faces who won in this divorce. Father takes care of the kids most of the time, while Kate sells them all to the media. Her cake and eat it too. Mommy has more time to be famous. She knows he is a good father and can trust him. All this will keep her from appearing she has abandoned the kids while doing her famous, money, thing. Of course I don't know squat about any of them, and my wish for their fifteen minutes of fame didn't come true. I only hope the kids will stay innocent and cute and learn what they need to be happy and confident.

Posted at 8:12 PM on Jul 27, 2010 by Sandy

HMMM, so you oppose Kate working to keep food on the table for 8 children? so if Kate doesn't work hard, who will provide for them? should she too sit by the pool get a nice tan and just find a man who will foot all the bills(very hard with 8 kids btw)?
someone has to make the money in this family...a nurse's salary will not raise a family of 9 very effectively. so what she wants some fame...a lot of the actors and actresses went into the business wanting that...so what if she wants the best for the kids that she can provide...if he will continue to be a hands on dad and allow Kate to continue to work and bring home the bacon, i think that is a good compromise.
i never liked Jon just b/c his behavior was very immature wanting to get back to his early 20's going through mid-life crisis, making some stupid mistakes saying he despised Kate in public for all the children to read about, etc.

if jon got some of that out of his system and is willing to work with Kate then i think it is all good...for the good of the children, these 2 needed to be the adults and not publicize their dirty laundry. for the most part i think Kate did a good job by not calling jon names in public..hopefully, jon has learned his lesson and be a good father that the children need.

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