Family Law Blog

72 Hours

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.

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