After 10 years of marriage, the Jon & Kate Plus 8 couple's divorce became official on Friday after Judge Arthur R. Tilson signed a final divorce decree, Kate's lawyer, Mark Momjian, confirmed to TVGuide.com.
Kate will continue to live with her children in the former marital home, according to Momjian, who added that Kate and her legal team "are very pleased with the final outcome."
According to Momjian, part of the arbitration awarded child support to Kate for her eight children, though he did not divulge the amount. But Jon will also have to pay for the money taken from the couple's joint account. "Every penny of that $235,000 [taken from their joint account] was charged to Jon as part of the resolution," Momjian told TVGuide.com.
Momjian also said that neither party filed spousal support or child custody claims. "The parties work out child custody arrangements amongst themselves," Momjian said. "They've been continuing to do that throughout the six months of the divorce and hopefully will continue."
The 34-year-old mother is pleased to have the divorce behind her. "I am very relieved that our divorce has been finalized, and I look forward to the New Year, focusing on the children," Kate said in a statement. "This has been a challenging transition for all of us, but I am confident that we will move ahead with the important task of restructuring our lives."
On Wednesday, Jon's attorney, Mark Jay Heller, told TVGuide.com his client was also ready to move forward. "Jon is optimistically looking forward to the new year," Heller said, "when he can join hand-in-hand with his former wife to pursue an amiable and a cordial and a cooperative effort in the role of mom and dad."
TVGuide.com's calls to Heller on Friday were not immediately returned.