Ex-spouses Jon and Kate Gosselin may be headed back to court.
An attorney for Jon, 33, plans to file an emergency petition this week in Berks County, Penn., for primary physical custody of his eight children with ex-wife Kate, TMZ reports.
The reality dad’s new lawyer Anthony F. List tells TMZ that Kate, 35, is “an absentee mom.” List says her current stint on Dancing with the Stars prohibits her from spending “quality time” with twins Cara and Mady, 9, and sextuplets Aaden, Alexis, Collin, Hannah, Joel and Leah, 5. (Kate and DWTS partner Tony Dovolani have been rehearsing in the basement of the $1.1 million Wernersville, Penn. home she shares with her kids.)
Also on the docket: the child support situation. Currently, Jon pays Kate $22,000 a month in child support. The attorney charges that the fee is “ridiculous,” and he may ask a judge to reverse the arrangement and demand that Kate pay Jon, though he declined to specify how much.
A source close to Jon tells UsMagazine.com that he “seems genuinely upset that the kids are growing up with strangers most of the time. Even when Kate’s at the house, she has a nanny there to do all the work.”
The source also adds that “Jon is anxious to find a place of his own close to the kids so he can have a little more stability for them,” and has been house-hunting near the Wernersville house. He presently lives in a two-bedroom apartment on Manhattan’s Upper West Side that rents for $5000 a month.
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Posted Tuesday, April 6th, 2010 at 1:13pm
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