On this round of Gosselins in Court, Kate scores $180,000 as points for her bank account. The battle of the two reality show parents is getting tougher every time we hear about it, and yesterday was another bit of proof for that. Jon Gosselin was ordered to return that amount of cash to Kate, with a deadline of October 26. That is, if his estranged wife is able to provide a review of past expenses on the same date.
Kate's attorney, Mark Momijan, told E! News: "Mr. Gosselin must repay this sum on or before Oct. 26. If he fails to do so, he must appear before the court for contempt proceedings."
It was the decision of Montgomery County Judge Arthur R. Tilson regarding the issue of Jon and Kate's joint bank account. Withdrawing $235,000 from the bank without Kate's permission was apparently a huge violation of a previous arbitration ruling.
Still, there's the concern over the leftover $55,000. "The remaining sum of $55,000, which Ms. Gosselin used for household bills and expenses relating to the children, will be subject to further determination by the arbitrator at a later date," Momijan went on.
Well it looks like Kate's pretty much appeased for now. "As difficult as this has been for me, I am pleased that the court has ruled fairly on behalf of myself and my children," she said in a statement released by her lawyer. Even so, there's a lot more between the Jon & Kate plus 8 parties that need to be targeted.
"Now that this matter has been ruled on, I look forward to returning to private arbitration, as we have agreed to do, to resolve any remaining issues," said the mom of eight.
However, Jon's side isn't giving that money up so easily. His lawyer, Mark Jay Heller, revealed that there was still no proof of using the $55,000 for family expenses. "It may very well be determined that very substantial sums of money which Kate has failed to account for might have been misapplied and misused by Kate," Heller claimed. "As of now, Jon Gosselin chooses to give Kate the benefit of doubt."