Many marriages around the world do not last “until death.” It is estimated that in the United States there is an average of one divorce every 36 seconds. That amounts to 2,400 divorces each day, 16,800 each week and 876,000 each year. Now, it looks like Kim Kardashian is going to go for divorce number three.
According to a piece in US Weekly, Kardashian is considering filing for divorce from her husband of two and a half years, Kanye West. A friend of the reality star told the magazine that she wants to leave the singer sometime soon. The reality star published a book of her selfies in 2015 called, “Selfish.”
This is Kardashian’s third marriage. She was previously married to Damon Thomas, a record producer and Kris Humphries, a basketball player. While she has not yet sought out help from a divorce lawyer, her friends say she is mulling over her options and taking steps to move on with her life. One friend told the magazine, “It will take some time before she can do anything.”
The source went on to say that Kardashian plans to seek sole custody of the couple’s children. They have two children. North is three and Saint just turned one.
For his part, West is currently recovering from what has bee called a bout of “temporary psychosis,” according to his doctor Michael Farzam. The problem took him off of his tour and landed him in the hospital for about nine days. He was released from the Medical Centerandrsquo;s Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA on November 30. He is now staying in a rental home and receiving outpatient treatment. Kardashian is still living in the couple’s Bel Air home. One of her friends said, she, “is being very protective and doesnandrsquo;t want Kanye around the kids right now.”
Kardashian has not totally shut West out of the lives of their children. The day after his release from the hospital he was able to attend a party the Kardashian clan held for Saint, who turned one on December 5. The party was described as “low key,” said a source close to the musician.
Sources close to Kardashian say she plans to wait until West is fully recovered to make any decisions or announcements about her future. They describe her actions this way, “She’s being a supportive wife.” She has kept mostly to herself since she was robbed while she was in Paris in October. They report her as being happy that West, a 21 time Grammy winner, is receiving treatment and is getting better. The Kardashian friend said, “She cares about Kanye and feels relieved heandrsquo;s getting the help he needs. But sheandrsquo;s felt trapped for a while.”
It is hard to say what the future holds for the famous couple but they are not alone. Divorces are very common in modern life. In Mexico, so many couples were divorcing after two years that Mexico City was considering setting up their marriage licenses so that they would only be valid for 24 months. Any couples who wanted to stay married after that would have to renew their license. Otherwise, the marriage would just dissolve after two years.
There are many things that need to be considered whenever anyone gets divorced. The first thing someone who is considering taking this step should do is seek out the help and advice from an experienced divorce attorney. Even if there are not issue such as child custody to consider, a good family law expert can help explain what each party’s rights and responsibilities are.
The rules that govern marriage and divorce differ widely from state to state. Should Kardashian file for divorce, for instance, she and West are residents of California, which is a community property state. All marital assets are divided equally in nine states. They are Arizona, California, Idaho, Louisiana, Nevada, New Mexico,Texas, Washington and Wisconsin.
Your divorce lawyer can also help you prepare for an uncontested divorce or mediation. If you can work with your spouse, mediation may be the best way to go. The main thing is that you need to protect yourself and knowing your rights and responsibilities is the first step in doing that.