Kim's lawyer blames Kris for divorce delay

2012-05-07 11:39
Los Angeles - Kim Kardashian's lawyer says Kris Humphries' hurt feelings are delaying the couple's divorce.

Kim filed legal papers in October to end their union after only 72 days of marriage and while she wants a divorce, Kris is seeking an annulment, with his lawyers asking for more time to gather information to decide whether to pursue allegations that the couple's marriage was a fraud.

However, the reality TV star's attorney Laura Wasser said they are eligible for a divorce since it has been more than six months since Kim filed her petition.

Speaking in court on Friday, she said: "I feel that (Humphries') personal feelings and maybe some media drive is keeping this case alive.

"Certainly, they've been separated longer than they've been married."

The estranged pair are currently each footing their own legal fees but Ms Wasser warned if the case goes to trial and Kim wins, she will ask that Kris pay her hefty expenses.

Superior Court Judge Stephen Moloney told both sides to return to court on August 15 for a status hearing.