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Pregnancy complicates celeb divorce

The desire to see other people frequently drives a divorce process, taking spouses from an unsatisfying marriage to a happier, freer life with their new partner(s). However, factors such as shared property, children, and general disagreement over the terms of a divorce can often frustrate the process, making it difficult for one or both spouses to begin their new life.

For one high-profile celebrity couple who have fascinated many both in Texas and across the country with their rapidly developing romance, life together as parents-to be needs to still clear one important hurdle: an existing marriage. Still legally wedded to Brooklyn Nets basket player Kris Humphries, Kim Kardashian recently confirmed reports that she is pregnant with the child of current boyfriend, rapper Kanye West.

Further complicating the situation is the fact that Kardashian, who is three months pregnant, may give birth before her marriage to Humphries has ended. Divorce terms have been consistently contentious between the athlete and his starlet bride after their relationship ended very publically only 72 days after their wedding. Court litigation may not be able to settle their separation until Humphries's basketball schedule has finished in June.

Humphries is currently requesting that Kardashian admit the couple's brief marriage was a fraud, in addition to giving back the $2 million diamond engagement ring he had purchased for her. Kardashian has refused both terms. Because the two have been unable to reach a mutual agreement, the stipulations of their divorce must be settled in court-almost at the exact moment Kardashian is likely due.

For those expecting or in need of a divorce, delaying the process can only frustrate and complicate life for both spouses. Contacting a family law attorney and moving forward as expediently as possible not only saves face and a world of headache, but can prove to be more cost-effective in the long run.

Source: The Huffington Post, "Kim Kardashian, Kris Humphries May Still Be Married When She Gives Birth," Jan. 2, 2013

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