Jon and Kate: The Divorce Countdown Begins

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Jon and Kate Gosselin's divorce is almost final after a contentious, but generally productive all-day mediation hearing Saturday at the arbitration table.

Jon did not contest that Kate should get primary custody of their eight kids. A decision on how all their assets are split up will be made within 30 days.

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Jon and Kate actually agreed to the amounts certain items were worth, but were far apart on some issues relating to how assets should be distributed.

The two unresolved issues are distribution of assets and child support. In Pennsylvania, courts award "equitable" distribution when it comes to property.

That doesn't necessarily mean 50/50, however. Neither party, whose reality show, Jon and Kate Plus 8, officially ends tonight, asked for spousal support.

Jon and Kate in simpler, less contentious times.

The arbitration was supposed to last two days - Saturday and today - but it is believed that all major issues were handled and agreed upon Saturday.

Both Jon and Kate testified in the arbitration, the decision of which is binding on both of them and clears the way to ending their marriage for good.

It seems like both parties are ready to move on from their marriage, which consisted of Kate emasculating Jon on TV. But not without one last stunt.

In a nice gesture of PR peace, Jon brought flowers to give the impression he's not a total douche to the media to Kate as he arrived for the hearing.

Kate refused them.

"In what should have been their most serious moment as a couple," a source close to Kate told People, "Jon again resorted to a publicity stunt."

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