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In March of 2011, Kim Kardashian made more news for herself by filing for divorce from her husband, NBA player Kris Humphries. Their marriage was wildly publicized and even had a one hour special on the E channel. But the main reason why the divorce was so talked about was because it occurred just a short 72 days after their marriage. It was over a year ago when the papers were filed to divorce, yet the celebrity couple is still legally married.
The issue is about how the couple intends to separate. Kim Kardashian is citing irreconcilable differences and seeking a traditional divorce. Humphries, on the other hand, wants to have an annulment. Sources have said that per their pre-nuptial agreement, Kim is trying to lock out Kris from receiving any spousal support from her.
The divorce process, which is lasting longer than their marriage, is being held up by Kris Humphries. It has gotten to the point that the attorney representing Kim has told the judge that she feels “handcuffed” by her estranged husband. He has been dragging out the process as he collects documents to prove that the marriage was entered into fraudulently. He has even subpoenaed evidence for the Keeping up with the Kardashians TV series as well as deposing Kim’s stepfather, Kris Jenner, and boyfriend, Kanye West.
The lawyer of the Kardashians has tried to show that the duration of the marriage and the prenuptial agreement should allow this process to move quickly. The benefit from prenuptial agreements is two-fold. It protects assets that were accrued before marriage and it allows for terms to be set about the process of divorce. If you are expecting a high asset divorce or are interested in protecting yourself with a prenuptial agreement, please contact a skilled divorce attorney in Cook County today.