Once upon a time, Jon and Kate Gosselin had a reality show on the network TLC. The show, Jon & Kate Plus 8, featured the couple and their eight children, fraternal twins (both girls) and sextuplets (three boys and three girls). But then Jon and Kate got a divorce and the show became Kate Plus 8. Jon was ordered to pay child support.
Gosselin, 35, has recently come out to the media, complaining that he cannot afford to pay support. According to a report on CW 15 NEWS, he recently claimed in a magazine interview that he will be forced to choose between paying his rent or paying child support for his eight children. “I can’t afford to pay my rent and the domestic-relations staff tells me they will put me in jail unless I pay child support. I am a single father who’s trying to make ends meet during a recession. What do I do — pay child support or rent? I need to support my kids, but I could lose my house, and I need my home to continue to have custody.”
The Pennsylvania Child Support Program’s website shows that Gosselin (case #534111202) owes $4616.95 in back support. Gosselin gave up reality television and was working as a construction worker in Pennsylvania with Green Point Energy installing solar panels, a job he no longer has. Kate Gosselin, on the other hand, continues earning a substantial income on television, including a stint on the show Dancing With the Stars.
Despite what Kate Gosselin may earn, Jon Gosselin still has a financial obligation, ordered by the court, to pay child support for his children. If your ex-spouse has fallen behind in child support payments, consult an experienced DuPage County family law attorney to help protect you and your children’s rights.