Kris Humphries sacked by lawyer
Published 15/02/2013 | 01:00
Kris Humphries’ lawyer Marshall Waller has dumped the athlete as a client because he and Kris simply don’t agree on how to move forward with the Kim Kardashian divorce case.
TMZ reports that the pair have not been on the same page regarding how to proceed with his divorce from Kim Kardashian for quite some time.
In formal documents obtained by the website, Marshall cites an “irremediable breakdown of the attorney-client relationship” as the main reason why he no longer wants to represent Kris.
Kris is still relying on his out-of-state lawyer Lee Hutton to move forward with proceedings. But Lee will need to seek a California attorney to sponsor him in order to legally practice in the region, as Los Angeles courts are overseeing the trial.
Kim famously married basketball player Kris in a lavish wedding in August 2011, which was shown on TV. However, the 32-year-old reality star filed for divorce just 72 days later after realising the union couldn’t last.
Kim is now in a happy relationship with rapper Kanye West and they are expecting their first child together.
TMZ reported earlier this month that Kris will not hurry the annulment process in light of her new child.
"What is really going on here is that an 'urgency' in the form of an apparently unplanned pregnancy, something [Humphries] had nothing to do with, is perceived by [Kim] as an opportunity to gain a litigation advantage by trying to force this court to prematurely set this matter for trial,” court documents read that were submitted by Kris’ former lawyer Marshall.
"Indeed, why would [Kim] plan to get pregnant in the midst of divorce proceedings?"
Kris is also requesting that he be present at Kim’s upcoming deposition, but claims that due to professional obligations he is only available from mid-May.
According to the website, officials believe that the magistrate overseeing the divorce is getting impatient.
Due to the nature of this drawn-out case, it is thought that the judge will set the divorce trial for March, whether or not Kris can attend depositions.
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