Kris Humphries and Kim Kardashian Divorce: Kardashian ‘Not Making the Process Easier"
While it's been almost a year since vacant fashion-plate Kim Kardashian and basketball player Kris Humphries tied the knot in a lavish ceremony in Montecito, California (that's also almost one year longer than it lasted, too, for everyone keeping score at home) the former couple's divorce proceedings refuse to end.
Kardashian's attorney Laura Wasser and Humphries' attorney Marshall Waller appeared before Judge Stephen Moloney on Wednesday morning in Los Angeles Superior Court.
Waller said he has so much discovery request that he thinks it would be at least four months before he's ready for trial, adding that Kardashian's side has not been cooperative during the deposition/discovery process.
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"I don't want to use the word uncooperative, but they are not making the process easier," Waller told the judge.
Waller said that, so far, he has been able to serve depositions on Kris Jenner, but has been unsuccessful obtaining Jenner's business records.
"I'm not going to depose Ms. Jenner until I get the business records," Waller stated. "I'm trying to get information."
Waller said he is seeking this information to prove that the marriage was a fraud perpetrated by Kardashian and that the professional celebrity had no intention of going through with the marriage. The attorney said while he has served subpoenas on NBCUniversal, Bunim/Murray and Jenner Communications, only NBC has responded, saying it might have a warehouse of documents that fit the subpoena request.
But Waller hasn't just been trying to serve the Kardashians. Recently Humphries' lawyer has been attempting, unsuccessfully, to depose Kardashian's boyfriend, and probable soul mate, Kanye West.
He plans to depose a total of 33 witnesses.
Meanwhile, Wasser, Kardashian's lawyer, said she had been told that a "strange individual outside my client's house was ringing the doorbell and said he had a box for Mr. West."
Wasser said when the individual left a Nordstrom box at the door, inside was a deposition request for West, adding that she did not understand why Waller tried to serve West by sending a process server with a box to Kardashian's home when Wasser said she would have gladly given them the name of West's attorney.
"To say I am frustrated is an understatement," said Wasser, who outlined what she described as delays and nonresponsive behavior on Humphries' side. She said her office has been more than cooperative, even flying to Minnesota to depose Humphries. Wasser said her office is also deposing Humphries' girlfriend in New York State on Tuesday.
Wasser has incurred $250,000 in attorney fees as a result of the delay.
"It's expensive," Wasser said. "And I'm at a loss to figure out what the holdup is. They had a prenup and were married 72 days."
Wasser insisted that she plans on making Humphries pay the fees in the end.
"We are going to ask for every cent of those fees back from his client," Wasser informed the judge. "To what end does he want this annulment?"
Judge Moloney set the next court date at Nov. 28 for a status conference.
Kardashian filed for divorce from Humphries on Oct. 31 to end the short union, citing irreconcilable differences and noting in her papers there was a prenuptial agreement.
A month later, however, Humphries fired back, requesting instead for a legal separation or an annulment and made no mention of a prenup.
A judge says the legal maneuvering means it will likely be at least next year before the couple is granted a divorce or an annulment, as NBA player Kris Humphries desires.
Until a divorce is granted, the two are still legally married. Congratulations, America. You asked for it.