Jon Gosselin Sues for CustodyJon Gosselin plans to battle ex-wife Kate Gosselin for custody of their eight children, TMZ reports.

Jon's lawyer, Anthony F. List, tells TMZ that due to 'Dancing With the Stars,' Kate is an "absentee mom," and that his client wants primary custody of their twins and sextuplets.

List adds that her commitments to the show keep her from spending "quality time with the eight kids." The attorney also hopes to reverse the child support payments that Jon has been making to Kate.

Meanwhile, Kate's lawyer gave a statement to about the proposed lawsuit. "We haven't received any formal filing yet, but I can't imagine anything farther from the truth. Kate is a devoted mother."