Kanye West has formally parted methods along with his newest lawyer in his divorce battle with ex-wife Kim Kardashian, leaving him lawyer-less with a brand new December trial date quick approaching.
At a listening to on Friday (Aug. 5) in Los Angeles court docket, Choose Steve Cochran granted a request by Samantha Spector to step down as West’s lawyer. When she requested to exit the case in Could, Spector – a well known Hollywood divorce lawyer – cited an “an irreconcilable breakdown” within the relationship with the rapper.
Spector was West’s fifth lawyer to work on the case, based on court docket data. He fired his last attorney, Chris Melcher, in March. It’s unclear if West has one other lawyer lined as much as rep him; no new lawyer has but formally joined the case. Kardashian is repped by Laura Wasser, one other high movie star divorce lawyer.
Spokespeople for West and Kardashian didn’t instantly return requests for remark.
A 12 months after Kardashian filed for divorce, she and West had been declared “legally single” in March, instantly ending their marriage however punting extra advanced questions on property and custody to future proceedings. The expectation was that the case would ultimately settle, on condition that the pair signed an in depth prenuptial settlement and reportedly saved their property divided through the marriage.
However six months later, no such deal has been reached – and West has not but filed the “declarations of disclosure,” itemizing revenue, property and different key info, which can be required underneath California legislation for any partner going via a divorce.
At Friday’s listening to, Choose Cochran seems to have been intent on transferring issues ahead. The choose ordered West to file these disclosures by the tip of September, and, if a deal isn’t reached, to organize for a Dec. 14 trial on any disputed points.