What's the Child Support Price Tag for Jon & Kate?


We now know that Jon & Kate Gosselin are heading to divorce court -- so what's the child support going to be like for those eight kids?

E! Online did some research and what they found out was pretty interesting. In most states, the parent who doesn't have custody (presumably Jon) would be required to give 40-50 percent of their wages to the kids. Twenty percent is typical for the first kid, and so on, and so on.

"It's a sliding scale, the more children you have," family law attorney Jennifer C. Smetters told the website.

But they have to put a cap on it somewhere, as in Jon and Kate's case, or all of Jon's money would be going to the eight kids.

"There's only so much support that someone can give," divorce attorney Joshua Forman said. "The law has to give him the incentive to work. Otherwise he might think, 'You're taking 90 percent of my salary? Forget this.' "

Either way, Jon had better find a way to make money soon. But, really, is that going to be a problem? He can sell his stories to the tabloids for the next six months and become a gazillionaire. Then he can write a tell-all and make a movie. But he should move fast as the gossip world is fickle and could be over him before he knows it.

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