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Celebrity dad raises money for child custody attorney

Many Florida readers are familiar with Jon and Kate Gosselin from the television show "Jon and Kate Plus 8." The couple were among the first reality TV stars, with a show based on their experience raising sextuplets in addition to older twin girls. While the show was still in production, the couple began experiencing marital troubles. They are currently divorced, and have been embroiled in a heated child custody case for many years. Recently, Jon Gosselin set up a crowdfunding account, seeking assistance in securing the services of a child custody attorney.

Over the years, both parents have made multiple court appearances regarding the care and custody of their eight children. Both have gone through ups and downs in their individual careers, and have encountered financial difficulties. It appears that Jon Gosselin is planning to return to court to ask for a modification of their existing custody order.

A woman Jon is currently dating set up a GoFundMe account to ask for donations to help cover the cost of his legal fees. This most recent custody dispute may center on an incident that took place after their daughter's orthodontist appointment. A dispute over which parent would transport the teenage girl home turned into a physical altercation between mother and daughter.

The GoFundMe post outlines Jon's desire to obtain more time with his kids. He claims to have limited financial resources to fight a new chapter in this long-standing custody battle. Ten days since activation, the account has brought in less than $3,000. Florida residents may continue to follow the matter to see whether this former television reality star is able to secure sufficient funding for his child custody attorney.

Source: us.blastingnews.com, "Jon Gosselin GoFundMe page created by girlfriend for custody battle legal fees", Sept. 13, 2017

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