Kim Kardashian Seeking Joint Custody of Kids in Kanye West Divorce


After practically seven years of marriage, Kim Kardashian filed for divorce from Kanye West on Friday, February 19 — and Us Weekly has all the main points.

According to the court docket paperwork obtained by Us, the 40-year-old actuality TV persona is in search of joint authorized and bodily custody of their 4 youngsters: North, 7, Saint, 5, Chicago, 3, and Psalm, 21 months. Kardashian, who listed “irreconcilable differences” as the explanation for the divorce, can be asking the decide to implement the prenup that the pair signed earlier than their May 2014 nuptials and asking to terminate the court docket’s capacity to award spousal assist for both get together.

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Us beforehand confirmed that the KKW Beauty CEO had divorce lawyer Laura Wasser on “retainer” because the summer season of 2020. In the docs, the lawyer didn’t checklist a date of separation for the twosome, however listed “to be determined.”

Speculation about Kardashian and West’s standing started in July 2020 after the Grammy winner, 43, made headlines for controversial quotes about abortion and the duo’s eldest daughter. West, who has been open about his battle with bipolar dysfunction, additionally went on a number of Twitter rants on the time, alleging that Kardashian and her mom, Kris Jenner, needed to “lock” him up. He additionally claimed that he tried to divorce the Skims founder a number of years prior.

While West later apologized for his controversial remarks, the scandal prompted Kardashian to deal with his psychological well being publicly for the primary time.

“Those that understand mental illness or even compulsive behavior know that the family is powerless unless the member is a minor,” she wrote in half on the time. “People who are unaware or far removed from this experience can be judgmental and not understand that the individual themselves have to engage in the process of getting help no matter how hard family and friends try.”

During the autumn of 2020, Us confirmed that Kardashian and West have been “living separate lives” as he relocated to Wyoming and she or he remained in Los Angeles with their youngsters. In January, a supply informed Us that the duo’s marriage hit its breaking level after a “big fight” in early December 2020. The twosome additionally stopped going to {couples}’ counseling across the similar time.

“Kanye blew up at Kim and she was really upset. Things between them don’t seem to have healed since that,” the supply mentioned.

A second supply added that it was “only a matter of time” earlier than they formally known as it quits. “She didn’t just walk away,” the second insider mentioned. “The comments about North and the abortion were the final confirmation. She will protect the children first, always.”

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