Jon Gosselin drops lawyers & represents himself in custody war with ex-wife Kate as he BEGS to reconnect with their kids
JON Gosselin has dropped his lawyers and is now representing himself in his nasty custody war with his ex-wife Kate.
Kate, 46, has custody of Leah, Alexis, Joel and Aaden, all 17, while Jon, 44, has the remaining sextuplets, Hannah and Collin, in his care after their years-long custody battle.
The dad recently made a plea to see the children in his ex-wife’s custody, including their twins Mady and Cara, 21, who reside with her when home from their respective colleges.
The Sun can exclusively reveal Jon filed to drop his lawyers on November 23 in their custody battle.
According to the Pennsylvania court, he is now "in propria persona,” which means to represent himself without a lawyer.
Kate and her ex-husband were involved in a messy custody battle when they divorced in 2009 after 10 years of marriage.
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It has been claimed Kate has "no contact" with their son Collin after she placed him in an inpatient special needs program for two years before he went to live with his father.
As The Sun previously reported, Kate Plus 8 was canceled after Jon filed a petition for contempt against Kate on October 18, 2019, claiming she filmed the four minor children in her custody without his consent.
A standalone episode of Kate Plus 8 aired on October 1, 2019 titled College Bound, featuring their twin daughters Mady and Cara’s college tours and a family vacation.
Jon claimed he did not receive information from Kate or TLC that “filming of the minor children was to occur" for the episode.
As part of a May 14, 2019 agreement, Kate is allowed to film with the minor children in her custody if she and/or the TLC provides him with a “filming schedule including the date, time and location of filming.”
In Kate’s response to his petition on October 30, 2019, she claimed she “was under the mistaken impression” that the network was “handling all notifications to the Father and that she was not personally responsible for these notifications” regarding filming for the episode.
She then filed a counterclaim against Jon, accusing him of continuing to “publicly embarrass” her and “tarnish” her reputation so that her ability to continue the show is “completely thwarted.”
Kate blamed him for TLC canceling the series.
In November, Jon appeared on Dr. Oz to give an update on their custody war.
The father of eight admitted he hasn't spoken to his twins in eight years, adding: "I text them every single year.”
He said Hannah has "been snubbed by her brothers."
She's been in contact with some of her sisters, however.
When asked if his daughter misses Kate, Jon said: "No, I know that. She feels a little bit slighted from what things have transpired. I know she misses Leah and Alexis. She's been snubbed by her brothers, so I don't know what's going on with that.”
The former TLC star shared that Hannah had recently been in touch with some of her siblings, getting together with them as they passed through Pennsylvania.
He said: “Hannah talked to them and they visited the county near where we live now and Hannah had dinner with them 'cause Mady goes to school in upstate New York.”
Jon confirmed that Collin did not attend.
Jon currently works as a DJ and for Amazon, as he is recently single following his split from longtime girlfriend Colleen Conrad.
KATE'S NEW LIFE
As for Kate, is living in a lakefront home in Troutman, North Carolina.
The Kate Plus 8 alum purchased the house for $750,000 in April 2018.
Kate sold her Pennsylvania home for $1,085,000 on January 26.
She put the mansion on the market for $1,299,900 in October 2020.
Kate bought the six-bedroom, seven-bathroom home for $1,120,000 in 2008.
The Sun previously reported Kate obtained her registered nurse license on June 30, 2021 for the state of North Carolina.
Kate worked as a nurse when Jon and Kate Plus 8 aired in 2007.
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