Kris Humphries' lawyer in his divorce from Kim Kardashian has quit citing 'irreconcilable differences' after he told Humphries not to fight for an annulment.
Attorney Marshall Waller has applied to be taken off the sportsman's legal team in his marriage split battle against estranged wife, following an 'irremediable breakdown of the attorney-client relationship', according to TMZ.
While the basketball player is keen to have his 72-day marriage annulled on the grounds of fraud - repeatedly making claims that Kim only married him for publicity - the lawyer had advised there were no legal grounds to do so because there is no evidence to support the claims. However, Kris' out-of-state attorney Lee Hutton is continuing to advise his client to push for the annulment, leading for Waller to file to be taken off the case.
Legal representatives for both Kris and Kim - who is expecting her first child with Kanye West - are due in court today, with Kardashian's attorney Laura Wasser expected to push for a trial date as early as next month. However, Kris could argue he needs more time now he has lost his California lawyer. Kim and Kris split in November 2011 after just 72 days of marriage and Kim is worried the drawn out divorce could have 'long-term effects' on her baby, after she was recently treated for severe abdominal pains with her doctor rushing to her home in the middle of the night to examine her and warning her to reduce her stress levels.
Kim's momager Kris Jenner also confirmed she has been told to relax, because Kris can't let an opportunity to get a word in edgeways pass her by, saying 'Kim has been going through this divorce for months. She has been under a lot of stress because of it and the doctors told her she had a really tough week and the stress could become a problem if she isn't careful.'