Jon Gosselin's Lawyer Attacks Kate's "Hollywood" Parenting Style

Celebrity News Apr. 7, 2010 AT 5:42PM
Jon Gosselin's Lawyer Attacks Kate's "Hollywood" Parenting Style Credit: Jerritt Clark/WireImage.com; ABC/RICK ROWELL

As expected, Jon Gosselin's attorney filed papers in a Pennsylvania court on Wednesday, asking for primary physical custody of his eight kids with ex-wife Kate Gosselin.

Lawyer Anthony F. List tells X17online that Kate, 35, is "no longer the final arbitrator when it comes to the kids." List recounts a recent phone conversation between the former spouses, who divorced last December after ten years of marriage.

"When Kate Gosselin went back to L.A. for Dancing with the Stars, Jon called her right away and said 'look, I'll move in. I'll watch the kids while you're gone.' Kate said no."

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Jon, 33, would also like a judge to reconsider the child support arrangement, which presently has him paying $20,000 a month. "It's ridiculous," List says of the sum. "I don't think Donald Trump could pay that kind of support!"

The attorney explained that he and his client "don't find any fault with [Kate's] lifestyle," which now has her flying to Los Angeles weekly for DWTS.

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"Hollywood has had too much influence on the decisions she's made as a mother," List charged. "It's a problem when she stars using the children because she's angry with Jon."

Kate has made a makeshift dance studio in the basement of her home in order to be close to her kids while she rehearses for DWTS. "Putting a gym in her home to practice dancing doesn't make her a good parent," List snipes.

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Meanwhile, Kate's attorney Mark Momijan countered to Radaronline: "It's obvious that [Jon] seems to time his issues regarding the kids to when Kate is doing well...Now that Kate is on Dancing With The Stars and pulling in 20 million viewers he decides to try to amend the custody. Is that a coincidence?"

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