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April 7, 2010

Jon Gosselin sues Kate for primary custody

Posted: 08:00 PM ET

Jon Gosselin

(PEOPLE.com) - Get ready for another round of the Jon and Kate Gosselin fight. The exes, whose bitter divorce played out in public, are at it again. This time, it's about their eight children.

Jon has just filed papers asking a Pennsylvania judge for primary custody as well as a review of the child support order that is in place. Primary custody is currently Kate's, and Jon is required to pay $21,000 a month in child support.

Jon alleges that Kate "abuses" the terms of the custody agreement reached through arbitration, and has failed to document her child expenses, according to the court papers.

On Tuesday he threatened the suit, describing her as an "absentee parent" because of her stint on "Dancing with the Stars," which shoots in Los Angeles.

Kate retaliated soon after, saying she's "a single working mom [who] will do everything necessary to provide for my kids despite the opinions of others."

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Cajazz76:24:8   April 7th, 2010 8:17 pm ET

She should sue you John, for never teaching her how to dance. Good night that is so painful to watch. She should stick to being a mouth puppet for the reality network she made so wealthy and is making her children so dysfunctional. He should try and salvage his children's sanity, as he is appearing to do.


kathe   April 7th, 2010 8:20 pm ET

JOHN, GET A LIFE. YA KNOW YOUR PROBABLY THE ONE VOTING LIKE CRAZY FOR HER SO YOU CAN CAUSE PROBLEMS FOR HER.
SHE SHOULD OF BEEN VOTED OFF LAST NIGHT AND FOR SOME CRAZY REASON SHE'S STILL THERE. YOU ARE THE LOUSY PARENT JOHN.


C.Lancaster   April 7th, 2010 9:18 pm ET

I just don't understand Jon Gosselin.

There are millions of single mothers out there that work for a living and yes, sometimes their work takes them out of town. Is this any reason why the father should get primary custody? NOOOOOOOOOO!!!

What if a mother has to take on 2 jobs to provide for her children? Is that a reason to give the father primary custody? NOOOOOOOOO!!!

So Kate took a job that takes her out of town for a few weeks. Big deal. Every single mother out there should be so lucky and get a job like Dancing with the Stars. A few weeks on DWTS will probably earn Kate more than what most woman make in an entire year.

Jon supposedly claims that his children don't have a stable life because Kate is currently working out of town. Does Jon think that having women constantly coming in an out his life is a good example to his kids? What kind of "STABILITY" is that?!!!


Theresa   April 7th, 2010 9:36 pm ET

Actually I think each of them desrve each other. Who I feel sorry for are those 8 beautiful children. Both of their parents continually have pity parties for themselves!!!Both of them got too used to the cameras. Have you noticed Kate \Gosselin can only talk about herself ...if the conversation is changed to another topic all that comes out of Kate's mouth is dead air. I love the way she continually says raising those 8 children is such hard work....maybe the nannies should show Kate their routine....then Kate might see she really doesn't spend too many hours with them....unless the ol' cameras around!!!!! She needs to keep employed so she has enough money to pay the parent substitutes ,otherwise known as the nannies!!!


Gerald Jolly   April 7th, 2010 11:03 pm ET

Once a slob and a bum, always a slob and a bum I GUESS


merri902   April 7th, 2010 11:19 pm ET

if you ask me Jon is just jealous due to the fact that since he and kate split that she is getting more time on the camera for different things, then he is and she is providing for her children in the best way she can do, what exactly has he been doing to provide for the kids? I think she is doing a wonderful job in taking care of her children and I think she should keep doing what she is doing because he is not doing a thing for these kids, Kate keep up the alsome job. Jon is just jealous of you and your success!!!! You are a great mother! I do feel bad for the children being put in the middle of all this, but she is also doing the best she can do to raise them without the father's help.


Lynne   April 7th, 2010 11:50 pm ET

Kate has nannies.


A. Smith, Oregon   April 8th, 2010 1:34 pm ET

Jon sought to totally sabotage her income with their reality show, now he is attempting to limit her income thru child support. As previously stated, Jon Gosselin you are a bum and give MEN a bad name. You are living the REALITY that you created.


Gerald Jolly   April 8th, 2010 3:13 pm ET

When is this piece of crap going to stop.

Providing him with air time is not only disgusting, but it feeds his sick ego.

Time for the entire world to forget he even exists.


Lynne   April 8th, 2010 6:21 pm ET

They both have sick egos. She has written books, done many speaking tours. Stay home with the kids. When Jon was home, he was there more thanKate. They both love the publicity. Her pocket book isnot hurting. She is a RN, a good education and there is a shortage of RN's. Then Kate could stay home more with eight children . The parents could share custody, however it would remove both from the public view. Neither one wants that. It takes two to raise those eight kids.


Dodie   April 8th, 2010 6:24 pm ET

This is an excellent example of not bringing into the world more children than you can take care of emotionally and physically. This is also an excellent example of ...... not all people have the skills needed emotionally to raise children. If you are unable to place your children on the top of your priority list, it would be wise not to have them.


Demond   April 11th, 2010 2:12 am ET

For the life of me I do not understand why so many people bash Jon. Did he not stop working to take care of his children so Kate could persue her career? Was he not the one that was subjected to verbal, emotional and physical abuse on national television? So why are people treating Kate like the victim? Maybe if she had treated him like a Husband and not like a punching bag their marriage would not have ended. If Jon had treated Kate in such a manner on national television he would had been arrested for domestic violence.

I feel truely sorry for Jon and his children.


L.Castle   April 19th, 2010 7:24 pm ET

Why is Jon constantly bashing Kate? Kate is WORKING to provide for her children. What is Jon doing besides travelling? He certainly isn't doing anything to provide an income for his children.

Why is Jon making such a big deal about Kate being on DWTS? You don't hear anybody bashing ACTRESSES who leave their families for months at a time to shoot a movie. Why is that? Oh, it must be because that's THEIR JOB!

Once the elimination show is over, Kate flies back to be with her kids for a couple of days. Apparently, her 8 children support her decision to do DWTS and this is the first thing Kate has ever done that her kids care about.

Overall, I'd say DWTS is a good gig for Kate. She is earning money, she sees her kids a few days a week, and her kids enjoy her being on the show. C.Lancaster is right about her earning more than what most single moms earn in a year.

Can anyone say anything positive about what Jon is doing lately?


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