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Kim Kardashian has happily moved on from her disastrous 72-day marriage to Kris Humphries -- but the divorce is still not a done deal. On Wednesday, just days away from the couple's one-year wedding anniversary, their respective attorneys appeared in court to hash things out. It turns out that the divorce proceedings are far from over, and that Humphries' attorneys plan to call 33 witnesses -- including Kim's boyfriend Kanye West and her mother Kris Jenner.
Though Jenner has agreed to testify, getting West on board has been a challenge for Humphries' legal team. Obviously, Kanye doesn't want to be a witness against his girlfriend, so Humphries' lawyers have been attempting to serve him a subpoena. One of their failed efforts: sending a "delivery man" to Kim's house with a Nordstrom box containing the papers!
Why is the divorce still going on after all these months? It has a lot to do with the fact that Humphries is seeking an annulment, while Kim filed for a standard divorce. In order to make his case for annulment, Humphries has to prove that the whole marriage was a fraud. And it's not entirely clear how he plans to do that. TMZ has reported that Humphries' legal team plans to "put reality TV on trial," which will somehow prove that Kim never intended to go through with the marriage. To that end, they have requested an enormous amount of evidence that seems marginally relevant to the trial, including information on Kris Jenner's finances and statements from the Keeping Up with the Kardashians production team. Kardashian's attorney Laura Wasser claimed that Humphries' overreaching tactics were the reason the divorce was not yet settled.
"To say that I’m frustrated would be an understatement," Wasser said in court on Tuesday. "I am at a loss to figure out what the holdup is. ... It’s dragging on, it’s clogging resources."
Humphries' attorney Marshall Waller, on the other hand, said that Kardashian's camp has dragged things out by being uncooperative with his requests. But the judge seemed frustrated with the tactics of Humphries' team, and said that if they continue to insist on pursuing an annulment based on fraud, Kim and Kris will have to go to trial. That's right: we could soon be watching the Kardashian divorce trial play out in court.
Or perhaps not so soon. The judge has said that he believes the case can be resolved by next May (!), at which point the marriage will have labored on for nearly two years. The next hearing is scheduled for November 28th. In the meantime, the legal teams are still taking depositions -- including Humphries' (unnamed) girlfriend, who is scheduled to come in next week. Wonder what kind of box her subpoena came in...