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Kate Gosselin Shoots Down Jon's Poverty Claims, Says He No Longer Has To Pay Child Support


Aug. 2 2012, Published 10:00 a.m. ET

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By Alexis Tereszcuk - Entertainment Editor

Jon Gosselin's claims that he can't pay his rent because he has to pay child support came as a surprise to his ex-wife Kate Gosselin, as has exclusively learned that he doesn't have to pay child support any more according to her attorney.

Cheryl Young has represented Kate in her ongoing legal battle with her ex-husband, and she told that Jon no longer has to pay a penny to Kate, 37, for their eight children.

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"I read Jon’s statement on and was quite surprised to read that he claims to be struggling to keep his child support payments current. As of April 27, 2012, Kate voluntarily relieved Jon of all current and future child support obligations for their eight children," she said.

The former Jon & Kate Plus 8 star claimed that he is cash strapped and fearful of his ability to pay Kate for their children.

"I can't afford to pay my rent and the domestic-relations staff tells me they will put me in jail unless I pay child support. I am a single father who’s trying to make ends meet during a recession. What do I do — pay child support or rent? I need to support my kids, but I could lose my house, and I need my home to continue to have custody."

Kate's attorney disagrees with his claims, telling that “Kate and Jon talked and worked through all of these issues and she withdrew the child support.”

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As for Jon’s claims that he is “going to end up in jail because I can't afford to pay child support to Kate who has plenty of money,” Cheryl Young explained that he still must pay any amount left over from prior to April 27.

“Currently, he is only paying a small amount on arrears for support that was not paid prior to the April date when she dropped support. Those payments will soon end meaning that Kate is the sole supporter of the parties’ children.”

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Kate’s attorney defended her, saying that she has no hard feelings toward her unemployed ex-husband.

“The last thing Kate ever wanted was for the children to see their father in dire financial straits.”


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