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Divorced TV couple Jon and Kate may be headed for custody fight

California fans of the now defunct television show 'Jon & Kate Plus 8" are taking note of the latest developments in the lives of the Gosselin family. A recent interview given by Jon, the father of the eight children, makes it appear likely that a child custody fight could be imminent for the former couple.

The two parents, who gained notoriety from chronicling their lives raising eight children on a reality television show, has been thrust into the public spotlight once again because of an interview on national television featuring Kate and the couple's 13-year-old twin daughters that many perceived to be somewhat awkward. The couple divorced in 2009, and Jon Gosselin recently told an interviewer that he wants to obtain sole custody of the younger sextuplets.

Jon claims that the couple's children are afraid of their mother and have told him that they would prefer to have him as their primary caregiver. However, there have been published reports that indicate that he has not been in close contact with his children for several months. Some sources also claim that Jon signed an agreement forfeiting his rights to have any say about when and where his kids appear on TV so that he would not be required to pay child support.

Navigating life after a divorce can be difficult, especially when children are involved. An attorney with experience in family law matters may be able to help a divorced parent obtain a modification of a prior custody order if it can be shown that such a change would be in the best interests of the children.

Source: The Huffington Post , "Jon Gosselin To Sue Kate Gosselin For Primary Custody Of Sextuplets", January 23, 2014

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