Kate Gosselin is currently taking Jon to court to sue him for … many times more money than he actually has.
Newly obtained court documents don’t fully explain why Kate is demanding every cent of Jon’s money.
But one thing is very clear: Jon Gosselin is pissed. And he’s fighting back.
In case you were wondering if Jon and Kate Gosselin still hate each other … wonder no more.
Kate is hauling Jon into court, suing him for $132,875.
Between the very specific amount and their history together, many suspect that she is asserting that he owes her child support money.
(Remember, folks, that Kate is the one with the reality series while Jon has sometimes seemed to struggle to find work, his celebrity being more of a burden than a help in most situations)
All that we really know is that Kate claims that he breached an alleged agreement.
Now, RadarOnline reports that Jon is fighting back against Kate’s lawsuit.
Thanks to some court documents that they obtained, they know what he’s arguing.
Within the filing, Jon’s attorney says that Kate’s six-figure demand is "an inappropriate amount."
The papers also call into question Kate’s assertion that Jon owes her anything.
His attorney notes that Kate’s lawsuit does "not provide any proof of the language of that agreement."
You know how you can’t sue someone for breach of contract without an actual contract?
Always keep documentation, folks.
Within his response, Jon shares that he suspects that Kate is seeking "child support arrears."
This sort of back-payment would, he says, be due if he "filed a petition to modify custody."
Of course, while much is still unclear, none of the documents specify that the couple has made any changes whatsoever to their child custody agreement.
(Sure, many fans would love to see a change in that, but while wishes are nice and all, it takes court filings to amend a custody arrangement)
Jon’s attorney is asking the judge to strike Kate’s six-figure demand all the way down to zero dollars and zero cents.
The argument is that the money requested, which is more than Jon has, also "prejudices the welfare and is against the best interest of the minor children."
Some wonder — though, with limited information, it is difficult to be sure of the exact timing of anything — if perhaps Kate is suing Jon as a way of lashing out over how much time he’s been spending with daughter Hannah.
Hannah has been visibly spending time with her father for weeks. Many fans believe that they are now living together.
Even commenters on Kate’s own Instagram are celebrating this, writing things like:
"So happy for jon and hannah….she looks really happy…finally shes out of that prison..jon worked long and hard to rescue her from that witch…i thought you being in charge was never gonna change kate….oh brother has it changed."
Commenters on Jon’s Instagram seem much more positive about the apparently changed arrangement.
"Hannah and Jon look great. I always loved her personality and Jon you did a great job as well."
Of course, some couldn’t help but shade Kate in the process.
"Yes…Jon is the one we liked and respected. No comment on the other."
So … is Kate’s lawsuit backlash for Jon spending time with Hannah (and even some time with Collin!)?
Or is it less emotional than that. Is Kate trying to get payments that she genuinely believes that Jon owes her now he is (at least for now) seemingly Hannah’s primary caregiver?
We have to acknowledge that it may be neither — some huge coincidence.
As this lawsuit continues to play out in court, we will hopefully all know more.
One thing’s for sure — we don’t think that Kate is going to get what she wants. Jon can’t pay her what he doesn’t have.