Mired in divorce proceedings, the starlet wants a trial so she can move on

By Ken Lee
November 28, 2012 05:00 PM
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More than a year after divorce papers were filed, Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries are still unhappily married in the eyes of the law.

Now, Kardashian’s lawyer says the reality star wants a trial ASAP to bring the ordeal to an end.

“Ms. Kardashian is now handcuffed to Kris Humphries,” her A-list attorney Laura Wasser told an L.A. Superior Court judge Wednesday. “These delays are forcing her to be married. She wants to dissolve her marriage so she can move on with her life. I don’t think [Kris] has a case, it’s a fishing expedition.”

Added Wasser to PEOPLE outside the courtroom: “We want a trial because that’s the only way this will end. There was no fraud.”

Humphries’s attorneys have been gathering evidence to prove their claim the 72-day union was based on fraud, going so far as to depose Kardashian’s mother, her wedding planner and even her current boyfriend Kanye West.

Humphries, who is seeking an annulment (typically used to clear one’s marital record, often for religious reasons), has claimed in documents that Kardashian “had no intent of being married” and that it was all “for the benefit of her TV show.”

“All she has to do is agree to an annulment [based on fraud],” his attorney Marshall Waller said in court.

Waller expressed frustration that “third parties” involved in the case have been slow to surrender evidence, including those involved in the production of Kardashian’s show.

“These are people who are hard to locate,” Waller said, who added that private investigators are seeking out desired witnesses.

Asked outside the courtroom if a trial was inevitable, Humphries’s attorney told PEOPLE, “Every case is capable of settling before trial.”

The judge set a Feb. 15 hearing date to determine when a trial might begin.