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Can Kim K. really hasten her divorce?!

  • Divorce from Kris Humphries was filed on October 31, 2011
  • Now she wants to speed up the process because she is having a baby with Kanye West
Can Kim K. really hasten her divorce?!

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Kim Kardashian has filed for a "bifurcation of status" from husband Kris Humphries.

In simple terms, she's trying to speed up the process of dissolving the short-lived marriage.

Attorneys will be in court February 15 for a hearing that could determine the date of their divorce proceeding.

According to a statement from the LA Superior Court regarding the process, not the particular Kardashian-Humphries divorce case:        

"If at the Feb. 15th 2013 hearing, the judge grants the bifurcation of status, the parties could be legally returned to the status of single persons upon the judge signing a status only judgment. The case would still continue on the remaining issues."

Kardashian filed documents with the Los Angeles Superior Court about a month ago in an effort to end her marriage to basketball player Kris Humphries before she and Kanye West welcome their baby this summer, CNN/HLN has confirmed. 

"I firmly believe that an immediate dissolution of our marriage will help create a new, full life for me," Kardashian said in her court documents, according to People magazine. "One chapter will be officially over, and a new one can begin. The same should hold true for [Humphries]."

Her estranged husband, Humphries, wants an annulment, not a divorce. His attorneys told a judge their client's marriage to Kardashian was a fraud, and accused Kardashian of marrying Humphries just to make millions of dollars on their televised wedding.

The couple was married for just 72 days, before Kardashian filed for divorce on Oct. 31, 2011.

Under California law, another way Kardashian could get the divorce finalized quickly is to have Humphries agree to the terms of a divorce settlement or summary dissolution, but it requires both parties to agree to file a joint petition with the court. A summary dissolution is only an option if they qualify for one under California law.

The law also states that generally, if the couple can agree on all issues, they may not need to go to court, but if they can't agree, they both have to appear before a judge.

It seems unlikely that Humphries will agree to a settlement, and a judge can't force him into one. A source close to the Kardashians says Humphries filed documents on Wednesday to delay the proceedings.

In August of last year, Humphries' attorneys said the divorce was being delayed because people on Kardashian's side were not cooperating with deposition requests. Once the depositions are done, the actual trial will take two weeks.

CNN/HLN has reached out to all of the parties involved in the case, and they have not yet responded.


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