Kate Gosselin Says
Jon Should Pay

Kate Gosselin is left footing the $10,000 bill for a marriage therapist in 2009 after a judge told her to pay up.

Kate Gosselin

Kate Gosselin and Jon Gosselin hired a Pennsylvania marriage therapist in 2009 to help them work through their problems. In fact, they flew therapist Sylvia Lafair to L.A. to help them save their marriage -- and never paid her!

Lafair said she had a verbal contract with the Jon and Kate Plus 8 stars, and she sent them a bill for the travel costs and her services -- but neither Kate nor Jon has paid up. Kate said she shouldn't have to pay, because the services were only used by Jon. She said it wasn't couples counseling and that Kate had hired her own private counselor. The reality couple finalized their divorce in 2009.

Judge Gerald Feissner didn't see it that way -- and ordered Kate to pay $10,476. The Times-Standard is reporting that Kate has filed an appeal.

What's Jon's stance on all of this? Jon Gosselin has said he has given up his reality TV career and wants to stay out of the limelight and has a new career installing solar farms.

"I really don't miss anything about the reality TV life, to be honest. It just wasn't for me. I've basically just kind of reinvented my life all over again. I just want to give this new life of mine a huge shot and I want to stick with it. I really want to say that this is my last interview," he told In Touch.

He has not commented on the marriage therapist bill.


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Comments on "Kate plus 10K: Judge orders Gosselin to pay for marriage counseling"

goldengrll May 20, 2011 | 3:22 PM

Please go back and read each persons side. http://standardspeaker/news/reality-star-at-freeland-hearing-over-10k-civil-suit-1.1145462 Kate did not dispute that she had spoken with LaFair, she did not dispute that she had initiated the contact. She did not dispute that she had requested that LaFair come to California. She wanted someone to straighten out Jon so that their show could continue. Kate was not concerned with saving her marriage, she wanted to save her brand. LaFair also has publicly stated the following: “I did this because I believe people need to be held accountable,” Dr. Lafair tells us. “We all need to be held accountable for agreements that we make and that’s why this was filed … it’s for services rendered that were never handled. Jon is handling his part.” Dr. Lafair wouldn’t comment on any of the specifics. Please note - she said that Jon is handling his part. I repeat - Jon is handling his part. If he owed LaFair, she would have included him in the lawsuit. She did not. Please check your facts and report accurately in the future. I realize this is only a gossip blog and not serious journalism, but you should still hold yourself to high standards. And FYI, verbal contracts are valid in the eyes of the law.

Marianne May 20, 2011 | 1:39 PM

Kate could easily pay the bill. Jon already paid his share. Kate should put her children first and keep them out of the tabloid fodder. The fact that Kate Gosselin is making such a "big" deal out of paying the therapist, shows it's more important for her to be "right" than protect her young children. What a shame.

Kelly May 20, 2011 | 12:48 PM

I think they should split the bill equally. Pay this person and get on with their lives. Someday they are really going to need help and no one will want to work with them because they are known for not paying.

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