Kim Kardashian’s marriage to NBA player Kris Humphries made headlines—especially when, after just 72 days of marriage, Kardashian filed for divorce. She is hoping to be divorced before July, when her baby with Kanye West is due.
A judge has now decided May 6 will be the start of the trial, which he believes allows Humphries’ lawyer adequate time to prepare a case. However, Humphries is claiming that the marriage was nothing more than a publicity stunt for her show, “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” and wants the marriage annulled instead. Since Kardashian is denying this claim, Humphries attorney also asked if the trial date could be postponed until after basketball season. The judge declined, stating that even firefighters and police officers have to take time off when dealing with divorce cases.
His attorney, Marshall Waller, was not pleased. “This is a fraud case," Waller told the court. "It really is. And that is a case that takes a lot of time to develop. We are not ready to go forward. We do need more time.”
According to Entertainment Weekly, who also covered the extravagant marriage ceremony, the trial is expected to last five days, with multiple witnesses testifying on behalf of both Kardashian and Humphries.
The judge also commented that he has tentatively decided to deny Waller’s motion to bifurcate the case—allowing Kardashian to be legally divorced, even if the financial problems are not sorted out. The next court date scheduled is April 12 for a mandatory settlement case, and both Kardashian and Humphries are required to attend. Settlement discussions have taken place, but so far nothing has been decided.
Kardashian’s lawyer continues to push for an expedited trial, stating that Humphries held Kardashian “hostage” needlessly and this has been dragging out for too long.
If the trial goes through, this will be Kardashian’s second divorce.
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