Jon and Kate Divorce Papers: The Lowdown

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With Jon and Kate Gosselin having separated and announcing they are getting a divorce, varying accounts have surfaced regarding the legality of their separation.

There's a report floating out there that Kate Gosselin has been separated for two years from Jon. That is actually untrue, and the reason why is as follows.

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There are two grounds for a no-fault divorce in Pennsylvania:

  1. Waiting 90 days after the papers are filed. If the Gosselins agree that the marriage is "irretrievably broken" at that point, a divorce can proceed.
  2. That they have lived separately and apart for two years. That doesn't necessarily mean they've been separated for that long in reality. It means she must wait two years from the moment she considered the marriage over and began "living separately" (if only in different rooms).

In filing for divorce, Kate selected both of these options.

Sources say the real separation between Jon and Kate is very recent, but Kate checked off both to get the clock ticking on dissolving the couple's union.

Why would she check both boxes? Because Jon may not agree that the marriage is irretrievably broken. If that's the case she has to wait the two years.

So by checking both boxes, Kate is hedging her bets. Ultimately, she would have to prove to the judge when she considered herself separate from Jon.

Jon and Kate Plus 8 is on hiatus until at least August 3.

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jon & kate need 2 cut the shit out and stay 2gether 4 those kids & leave everybody else out & work on there relationship

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I know what it is like to have alot of kids and it is HARD and it changes people...it makes you get louder and feel overwhelmed..no one is expecting it but it is life...we as mothers do our best...she pushed John to be what she knew he could be...the teacher has no class to mess with a married man and help destroy 8 little lives...Kate was out owrking or home with her kids john was shipping the kids off to his moms and partying...i live an hour away from where all this happen and know tons of people that was there and have their owns pics but have class and would never want to hurt Kate... you seen what they wanted you to see and John is def not the John that he tried to portray...Kate loved him and he is in the cycle where he is only 32 and wants to "live life" If oyu all knew what he did behind the scenes then you wouldnt be so hard on Kate...

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Thank goodness Jon has someone that will treat him with respect and not talk to him like he is an idiot..poor guy he waited wayyyy to long to finally stand up for himself...Kate with her procupine hair due that she calls a style needs to be put out to pasture...now that Jon is gone she can start wacking on the kids...I blame TLC for this personnal part of Jons life pulling him to pieces in the press..Jon plus eight minus Kate thats a starter for sure ...He will be on every show that there is and he will rise out from under Kates Bus...now we all know Jon will no longer be able to have children because his Balls are in Kates purse.....

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WAY TOO GO JON!!!! YOU FINALLY DID IT!! GOT YOUR MAHOOD BACK AND STOOD UP FOR WHAT YOU BELIEVE AND DID'NT BACK DOWN AND YOU BLEW MISS PLASTIC SURGERY-MOUTH PIECE(KATE) A PIECE OF HER OWN MEDICINE!!!GOOD FOR YOU!!!NOW....*JUST GO & DO WHAT ((YOU WANNA DO!!!!))(( LOVE YOUR KIDS)), AND MAKE SURE THEY COME FIRST!!! THEY SHOULD NOW BE& ALWAYS BE >> THE MAIN FOCUS

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I heard Jon was looking for an apartment in Trump Tower, because he will be appearing on the next Celebrity Apprentice. This is why TLC focused one episode on his ski trip and charitable work.