Kate Gosselin recently lost a legal battle against her former husband, Jon Gosselin, over a demand for $132,000 in back child support for their eight children, as confirmed by In Touch. The 48-year-old mother filed a lawsuit against Jon, 46, on September 7, 2022, in a Pennsylvania court, seeking enforcement of a previous judgment for child support amounting to $132,875. As per online records reviewed by In Touch, the case was concluded on November 14.
A source familiar with Jon’s situation informed The Sun on October 31 that Kate’s lawsuit was an attempt to secure support payments stemming from a 2012 domestic relations order. This was around the time she sought legal custody to continue filming and earning from her TV appearances. Jon’s legal team countered that Kate’s claims arose after Jon gained custody of two of their children, Hannah and Colin.
At the heart of the dispute was a “judgment note” in Kate’s favor, filed in 2012, around the time Jon became estranged from most of their children. Jon’s attorneys argued that he shouldn’t be financially responsible to Kate, stating that the penalty term in the judgment was detrimental to the children, preventing an unbiased determination of their best interests.
Jon’s lawyers sought to have the judgment note declared void, pointing out that it would be unfair to penalize Jon financially if he pursued custody rights. Prior to the court’s decision, Kate was reportedly struggling financially, despite previously earning over $250,000 per episode of “Jon and Kate Plus Eight.”
An insider indicated to In Touch on November 16 that Kate was facing financial difficulties as the legal battle continued, unsure of how to manage her finances. After her four youngest children, Aaden, Alexis, Leah, and Joel, all 19, left for college, Kate returned to her hometown in Troutman, North Carolina. Collin and Hannah were living with Jon. Despite reinstating her nursing license, Kate was reportedly living paycheck to paycheck.
The source also revealed on October 20 that Kate’s lifestyle had changed significantly, noting she no longer had a glam squad and spent much of her time at home. Kate had previously admitted to borrowing $100,000 from her children’s trust fund to get by.
Kate’s most recent reality TV appearance was in the first season of Fox’s “Special Forces: World’s Toughest Test,” which premiered in January. However, her participation was brief, as she exited the program within the first half-hour of its debut.