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Jon Gosselin seeks custody of one child

Many Americans are familiar with the once-popular "Jon and Kate Plus 8" reality television show that aired from 2007 to 2009 on The Learning Channel. The show followed Jon and Kate Gosselin as they raised sextuplets and twins in their home in Pennsylvania. Since their divorce in 2009, the financial downfall of Jon and continued television success of Kate has led to multiple issues between the ex-couple, often leading to tabloid headlines.

In their latest spat, Jon is seeking full custody of one of his eight children, 11-year-old Hannah. It is unknown why Jon is seeking custody of just one of the children. Kate currently has primary custody of all eight children, and still participates on the television show "Kate Plus 8," airing on TLC.

When determining child custody, courts consider many factors, but ultimately follow the rule of keeping the children's best interest in mind when making their decisions. It remains to be seen what prompted Jon to seek custody of just one child, but if there is evidence of abuse or neglect or other issues that could jeopardize the well-being of the child or children, there may be grounds for him to successfully obtain custody.

Child custody hearings are often complex, and require extensive knowledge of the laws and procedures that lead to a court decision. Evidence of a change of an existing child custody situation that may affect the best interests of a child can result in a change in the order under family laws in Missouri.

Source: usmagazine.com, "Jon Gosselin Seeks Full Custody of Daughter Hannah, 11", Rachel McRady, May 15, 2015

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