Flanked by their respective lawyers, Jon Gosselin both arrived in court at 8:30 a.m. EST this morning and spent about an hour inside chambers before leaving.
They first met with an arbitrator but were unable to strike a deal about how to divvy up their money, which has become quite the point of contention of late.
Then they went before a judge, who told the parents of eight to try again with an independent arbitrator (which they already tried, and landed them here).
Kate had said she wants alimony from Jon, who says she's the thief.
The Gosselins are due back in court October 26.
Jon and Kate's legal camps hoped to hash out various financial matters, including Kate's request for temporary spousal and child support and, not incidentally, her claims that Jon yoinked $235,000 from their joint account in one week.
Jon fired back with allegations that Kate took out $60,000 from their joint account this year without permission ... and that there's over $1 million that hasn't been properly accounted for, largely stemming from her book royalties.
A few weeks ago, after a round of tabloid accusations had him going to town on nanny Stephanie Santoro, Jon tried to put the brakes on divorce proceedings until after they actually had a chance to work together on things. But alas.
Jon then decided that having his kids star in a TV show, which now happens to be named Kate Plus 8, is no longer smart, and demanded TLC cease production.
Pick your side!