Kris. (Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto/FilmMagic)
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On Friday, a Los Angeles judge ruled that her divorce case against Kris Humphries must go to trial as soon as possible, with the next available time slot being May 6.
The NBA forward has been trying in vain to postpone all proceedings until after the basketball season is over in June … meaning his ex would have to be deposed by lawyers about the same time she'd be set to give birth to her first child with Kanye West.
But that won’t be the case, thanks to Superior Court Judge Stephen Moloney.
Neither Humphries nor Kardashian was in court, but Moloney told Humphries' lawyer Marshall W. Waller -- the same one who tried to quit on Thursday! -- that he and his client had more than enough time to gather their case by May.
In her final remarks to the judge, Kardashian lawyer Laura Wasser said she felt that Humphries' side "were on a broad fishing expedition" in an attempt to prove that the 72-day marriage, which ended in October 2011, was a fraud.
The question of the union’s validity was reportedly the reason Waller tried to drop Humphries as a client yesterday following an "irremediable breakdown" of their relationship after disagreeing about their strategy. Humphries is seeking to have the marriage annulled rather than dissolved via divorce.
Last month, Kardashian filed a request that divorce proceedings be rushed because she is expecting. "I do not want to be married to [Humphries] when I have my baby," she stated in the motion. "I am requesting the status of my marriage be determined now for not only my health and welfare but also for the health and well-being of my unborn child."
--Reporting by Whitney Nevill-Wallace
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