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Kim Kardashian Wins Bifurcation Hearing and is Declared “Legally Single”

Kim Kardashian’s request for “legally single” is heard! The Superior Court Judge Steve Cochran officially declared Kim Kardashian as officially single. This grants the reality star’s wish to move on from her seven-year marriage to rapper Kanye (now “Ye'”).

About the proceedings

(Courtesy: Hollywoodlife.com)

The SKIMS founder appeared in Los Angeles Superior court via a video call while the Grammy-winning rapper was not present. The Judge sent lawyers for the former couple to finalise the paperwork, including a name change form of ‘Ye’. He then declared Kim “legally single” on the Wednesday hearing.

The Superior Court Judge, Steve Cochran, made three crucial rulings on documents filed by Kanye West last month. He stated three legal conditions:

  • The Judge granted Ye’s request to preserve any right to be reimbursed the money that shall be divided between them in case either of them dies.
  • The judge rejected Kanye’s request to transfer assets she had in a trust
  • The Judge also rejected his request asking Kim to waive “marital privilege” if she r-marries). This means her new spouse could be asked to testify about communications with her, especially those involving the former couple’s kids.

Kanye, now Ye is officially single too but the couple is yet to resolve their property-related and custodial issues as the divorce battle gets more intense. They share four children: North, Saint, Chicago and Psalm.

Kim’s legal documents

In court documents filed on February 23, 2022, Kim urged that divorce was the only option left for the couple. She stated:

“I very much desire to be divorced. I have asked Kanye to keep our divorce private, but he has not done so. Kanye has been putting a lot of misinformation regarding our private family matters and co-parenting on social media which has created emotional distress,” she wrote in a personal statement at the time. “I believe that the court terminating our marital status will help Kanye to accept that our marital relationship is over and to move forward on a better path which will assist us in peacefully co-parenting our children.”

“While I wish our marriage would have succeeded, I have realized that there is no way to repair our marriage. Kanye does not agree but at least it appears that he has realized that I want to end our marriage, even if he does not. I ask that the Court restore me to the status of a single person so that I can begin the healing process and so that our family can begin the healing process and move forward in this new chapter in our lives.”

Last month, Kanye apologised for harassing Kim by posting multiple screenshots of the couple’s messages. Kanye has dated multiple women since their divorce battle started. Let’s see if he defers from humiliating Kim and her new boyfriend Pete Davidson.

Ye’s absence in the hearing

“Ye” was last spotted partying in Miami and was absent from this hearing. Furthermore, he fired his third lawyer Christopher Melcher and hired Samantha Spector ahead of this crucial hearing. Kim filed this divorce in February 2022 and the couple has decided to move on from their 7-year relationship.

If you remember Kanye filed paper citing “irreconcilable differences” as he requested for speeding up their divorce proceeding. On the other hand, Kanye’s legal team has manoeuvred all sorts of legal tactics to delay the same.

However, the tactics failed as the Los Angeles court officially declared Kim as single. Moreover, Ye’s absence from the hearing showcases his lackadaisical approach in this case.

What does Kim say about co-parenting?

Kim has previously expressed her frustration about her ex’s changing legal representations and public humiliation amid their divorce. She wrote on Instagram:

“Divorce is difficult enough on our children and Kanye’s obsession with trying to control and manipulate our situation so negatively and publicly is only causing further pain for all,” she wrote via Instagram.

“From the beginning, I have wanted nothing but a healthy and supportive co-parenting relationship because it is what is best for our children and it saddens me that Kanye continues to make it impossible every step of the way,” she continued. “I wish to handle all matters regarding our children privately and hopefully he can finally respond to the third attorney he has had in the last year to resolve any issues amicably.”

The road ahead

This is Kim Kardashian’s third divorce. The last dramatic divorce was with her second husband “NBA star” Kris Humphries. Kanye, 44 on the other hand is seen dating multiple women like Irina Shayk, Julia Fox, and most recently, Chaney Jones.

Kanye previously lashed out at “The Keeping up with the Kardashians” star for not allowing her to take his children to Chicago. Ye also reflected his frustration towards Kim for allowing their daughter North on Tiktok.

Well, that makes sense. Ye is definitely against “joint custody” of children and will fight strongly in court. Apart from this, their public feud will definitely cause a negative impact on their four children. The next date of court hearing is set at 5 August 2022.

And, why not? Being a “star kid” is not easy. We just hope that they settle their children’s issues privately. Sorting their assets is going to be another herculean task.

Mallika
I am Mallika Singh, a lawyer and writer by profession. Writing gives me a sense of freedom and independence. I am a keen observer and an ardent reader. When not at work, you can find me at the stable. Horse riding is another passion that keeps me going.
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