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Kate Gosselin could face new custody war with ex-husband

Kate Gosselin
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Kate Gosselin may be facing a new custody battle, and it seems to be related to her decision to make reality television a big part of the children’s lives again. Radar Online reports on Wednesday that Jon Gosselin may be asking for full custody because he rarely gets to see the children. However, a large legal battle against his ex-wife may be difficult for him to sustain financially.

Jon allegedly does not want the eight children to return to TLC in another reality program. However, Kate is rumored to be negotiating a new series that could air in the winter. The children could be forced to appear in weekly episodes without Jon’s consent.

Kate’s ex-husband is allegedly not paying any child support, but he still has visitation rights. Jon has been interested in getting full custody in the past, yet he has not been able to achieve this goal. A custody war requires paying legal fees, and Jon lost his job as a waiter in May. However, he may be able to find a sympathetic lawyer who would be willing to help him in a high-profile legal case.

Kate does not seem to be concerned about seeing Jon in court again. She is apparently focused on trying to create a new TV series that will include her children and increase her income. Although she may not be able to replicate “Jon & Kate Plus 8,” she allegedly believes another show could still be profitable. It is estimated that TLC may pay Kate $40,000 for each episode.

Kate may have another way to add drama to a new reality show by including her bodyguard and rumored boyfriend Steve Neild. Their relationship status remains a question, and some fans have wondered if it is simply being crafted for television. If Kate gets her wish for a new series, they may receive an answer.