Keeping up with Kim Kardashian is becoming an increasingly entertaining task, as media coverage this week revealed that the reality princess will likely still be married to husband Kris Humphries when she gives birth to Kanye West's baby in June.
West surprised concert-goers and the public alike in Atlantic City earlier this week when he announced Kardashian's pregnancy on stage.
Kardashian remains married to basketball player Kris Humphries, who she wed in August 2011. The couple infamously separated just 72 days later, in October 2011, and have since been unable to resolve the issues arising out of their split.
Among several bones of contention between the former Mr. and Mrs., Kris Humphries insists that the marriage was fraudulent and has asked Kardashian to agree to annulment, which she has refused to date. In addition, Humphries continues to demand the return of the 20.5 carat diamond ring he gave to Kardashian upon their engagement.
During a routine hearing in November, Kardashian's lawyer characterized Humphries' refusal to grant the divorce as "handcuffing" Kardashian to him by insisting that the matter proceed to trial.
In Ontario, it is possible to sever the divorce from other issues arising out of a couple's separation so that parties can obtain a divorce even though some issues, like finances or child custody, remain outstanding.
According Rule 12.6 of the Ontario Family Law Rules:
The court may, on motion, make an order splitting a divorce from the other issues in a case if,
- Neither spouse will be disadvantaged by the order; and
- Reasonable arrangements have been made for the support of any children in the marriage.
A trial date in the Kardashian-Humphries matter will be set on February 15, 2013. However, a trial will likely not be scheduled until June to accommodate Humphries' basketball season.
Until then, Kardashian has both her divorce and the birth of her child with West to look forward to.