72 days. That’s exactly how long Kim Kardashian’s intact marriage to NBA hunk, Kris Humphries, lasted before she filed for divorce on Halloween. Citing irreconcilable differences, it has been reported that Ms. Kardashian, a TV star and multi-industry mogul, will more than likely seek to enforce the prenuptial agreement and deny alimony to her husband. Mr. Humphries was apparently blind-sided by the news and had no idea that he would be on the receiving end of a summons instead of a basketball. He was quoted as saying that he still wants to make his marriage work.
In Florida, that would be possible. Florida law allows a party to temporarily abate or suspend a divorce action for up to 90 days to permit the parties to attend marital counseling and/or attempt a reconciliation. Florida statute §61.052 gives Florida Courts the authority to:
1. Order either or both parties to consult with a marriage counselor, psychologist, psychiatrist, minister, priest, rabbi, or any other person deemed qualified by the court and acceptable to the party or parties ordered to seek consultation; or
2. Continue the proceedings for a reasonable length of time not to exceed 3 months, to enable the parties themselves to effect a reconciliation.
Too bad the previously happy couple didn’t live in the Sunshine State.