Keeping Up with the Kardashians: A Divorce and an Engagement

In October 2013, U.S. television personality Kim Kardashian and recording artist Kanye West announced their engagement. At the same time, Bruce and Kris Jenner formally announced their separation after a 22-year marriage. (Kris is Kardashian’s mother.) In the whirlwind that attends the Kardashian clan, family law offers a little something for everyone. 

In a lavish ceremony extensively covered by print and television media, Kardashian married basketball player Kris Humphries in August 2011. Their wedded bliss lasted 72-days before erupting in a firestorm of accusations about personal unhappiness and media manipulation. 

Just months before giving birth to the daughter of West, Kardashian settled her differences with Humphries and divorced. A carefully written prenuptial agreement is said to have protected the wealth on both sides of the aisle. 

Now engaged to West, it is likely that Kardashian, daughter of the late, well-known attorney Robert Kardashian, is going to put as much effort into her prenuptial agreement with West as she did with Humphries. 

With their estimated net worth of $125 million, splitting the difference between separated spouses Bruce and Kris Jenner may be more difficult. Points of interest include:

  • Seemingly amicable commentary from Kris at the outset of separation
  • Commentary by Kris to the media after separation that she regrets having divorced her first husband
  • Unsavory tabloid headlines concerning Bruce
  • Rumored lack of a prenuptial agreement and extensive personal net worth 

The wealth, peace and future of this family would be served by highly competent legal counsel who keep prenuptial and divorce negotiations out of the celebrity spotlight in which this family thrives.

If planning a wedding or considering divorce, talk to our experienced attorneys in New York about your options.

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