Jon Gosselin and Kate Gosselin have gone back and forth quite a lot over the years.
Heck, the former couple went back and forth even when they were married, as often captured by TLC cameras for the painful reality show Jon and Kate Plus 8.
But newly-obtained legal documents prove that Jon has taken this never-ending feud to a new, very disturbing level.
As previously detailed, Jon now has temporary custody of 14-year old son Collin.
He earned this right in December after Kate failed to show up at a court hearing, thereby failing to officially respond to Jon's official request for Collin to reside under his roof.
(This sextuplet had spent the previous two years at a school for special needs children.)
In the time since, Jon has shared a number of social media photos of himself and Collin, along with himself and daughter Hannah, who still technically "belongs" to Kate -- but who has been living with her dad for about a year.
Kate, for her part, has remained almost entirely silent on the issue.
However, Radar Online has now published the court records submitted by Jon's legal team in October, the ones that eventually led to a judge placing Collin in his father's care.
And these records paint Kate in an awful light, accusing her of actually being a danger to young Collin.
“It would not be in the best interests of the minor child…to have independent time with mother or to have mother share legal custody of the minor child," the documents state.
For what reason?
"Because mother has not cooperated with the child’s treatment and is a ‘trigger’ for the minor child,” Jon’s legal team claimed last fall.
In the filing, Gosselin requested temporary sole legal and physical custody of Collin, which is exactly what he was granted.
But that's pretty crazy, right?
Jon is saying that Kate has actively damaged her own child.
She's the one who has said on record here and there that Collin has "special needs," which is why he's been away from his family while receiving professional assistance for these unknown needs.
Jon, conversely, clapped back against this assertion in December.
"He is not on any spectrum or special needs," Jon said simply, taking a clear shot at his ex-wife in the process.
In 2016, Kate had alleged the opposite, telling People Magazine:
“Collin has special needs. [There’s] a fairly fluid diagnosis of what those needs are, but he needs to learn certain strategies to help him deal with things.
"This has been a struggle we’ve had for a very long time, and it’s one I’ve dealt with on my own. I’ve felt very alone in this."
We're wading into very sensitive territory here, broaching the topic of a 14-year old boy's mental health and/or learning disabilities.
We don't wish to speculate or gossip about such a difficult subject.
Our main point here instead is to show just how unfortunate a situation he and his seven siblings are in, having to live with parents who continue to fight in both public and legal fashion.
What could Jon possibly mean when he says Kate serves as a "trigger" for Collin?!?
Kate, as we said previously, has not commented on any of Jon's remarks regarding Collin, with whom Jon claims his ex spends no time at all.
But she did speak to journalists this week about her upcoming dating show, which will feature her trying to find love and also feature her 18-year old daughters, Mady and Cara.
Is it really a great idea to have her children on TV with her again?
Yes, Kate believes.
"I feel like, more than anything, [being on TV] has enriched their lives,” she told members of the press on Tuesday, expounding as follows:
“It has made them world-wise and taught them a lot about people’s intentions I think more so than other kids their age...
"They are very intelligent and informed, and I don’t worry about that, because we started this when they were very young...
"Ydou always want to do the best for your kids, and I did it in a way that, you know, we live our real lives and that’s filmed...
"And they’ve turned out great, and they are very, very supportive of this, and it’s opened up so many opportunities for our family.
"And, so, it’s been great. It’s been, essentially, a family business and it’s allowed me to work with my kids kind of in and out of frame.
"Everything has goods and bads … The goods overwhelmingly outweigh the bads."