Kanye West made the next step toward his split from Kim Kardashian and has submitted a legal response to the divorce papers she filed two months ago. West’s attorney filed the response with the court on Friday, People reports.
The request asks for joint legal and physical custody of their children: daughters North, 7, and Chicago, 3, and sons Saint, 5, and Psalm, who turns 2 next month.
Kanye West Moved Forward with a Response to Kim Kardashian’s Divorce Filing, Requesting Joint Custody of Their Four Children.
In addition to joint custody, Kanye West also asked the court to waive its right to award spousal support for either him or his soon-to-be ex.
In the legal document, West’s attorney listed “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for the divorce but curiously did not include the date of their split.
The couple was together for nearly a decade, with West and Kardashian beginning to date in 2012 and later wed in 2014.
Kardashian initially filed for divorce in February after obtaining the counsel of celebrity divorce lawyer Laura Wasser.
The development came after the rapper’s increasingly strange public behavior over last year, which included a pseudo campaign for president and social media posts in which he said that his wife had tried to have him hospitalized.
In a candid statement on Instagram in July 2020, Kardashian West addressed her Kanye West‘s mental health, painting him as “a brilliant but complicated person, who on top of the pressures of being an artist and a black man, […] experienced the painful loss of his mother, and has to deal with the pressure and isolation that is heightened by his bi-polar disorder.”
The reality star asked for compassion and patience as her family embarked on a complicated chapter. She expressed concern for her husband’s well-being and that the family was “powerless” to force West into treatment because he was not a minor.
We also reported that after a very strange campaign event in South Carolina, for his doomed campaign for the presidency, that the couple had gone their separate ways with West going to the ranch in Wyoming and Kardashian returning to California.
“Kim plans on staying at the Hidden Hills house with the kids. This is their home and Kim doesn’t want to move right now at least,” a source told People.
“They both agree that the less stress the kids experience, the better. Kanye loves his kids. He wants them to be happy,” the source added. “He doesn’t want to fight with Kim about anything.”
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We are sad to see that Kimye are officially on the road to Splitsville but we are happy to read that the proceedings are moving forward so that these two parents can move on with their lives and hopefully, successfully co-parent their four young children.
Divorce is never a happy affair, but it can be an amicable one. We hope that remains the case for these two very bright stars.
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