How long does a divorce take in California? It all depends on the circumstances of the divorce. Factors such as children, property and prenuptial agreements can potentially impact the length of the divorce proceedings. Another factor that can impact the finalization of a divorce is if the parties are in a dispute between a divorce and an annulment, which may be the reason Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries’s divorce has been pending for more than a year.
Kim Kardashian filed for a divorce in California over a year ago and reports indicate the proceedings may not be ready for trial until February 2013. When Kim Kardashian filed for a divorce from her husband of 72 days, she reportedly sought a traditional divorce. In connection with a traditional divorce, Kim Kardashian was reportedly seeking a quick divorce, based on the short duration of her marriage, no children and a prenuptial agreement. The potential for a quick divorce may have been diminished when Kris Humphries filed for an annulment one week later.
The dispute between a divorce and an annulment implicates the intent at the time of the marriage. A divorce indicates the couple entered into a valid marriage and is seeking a termination of the valid marriage. Through the annulment Kris Humphries is seeking to prove Kim Kardashian fraudulently entered into the marriage.
Currently, Kris Humphries’s attorneys have deposed Kim Kardashian’s mother and current boyfriend in an effort to prove his claim for an annulment. The termination of a marriage can involve many personal and legal aspects and an experienced attorney can help finalized the details of the termination of a marriage.
Source: Huffington Post, “Kanye West Deposed As Kim Kardashian Divorce Inches Toward Trial,” Anthony McCartney, Nov. 28, 2012