Apparently it hasn't taken long for Kim Kardashian to get ready to walk down the aisle again, this time with Kanye West. While most people love weddings, Ms. Kardashian may have forgotten a little fact: she is still married to Mr. Humphries and it's hard to find a place to allow you to get married to someone else when you are still married, or bigamy as the legal statutes define it.
This situation arises more often than you would think, but without the publicity that comes along with a celebrity wedding. Even this week, a former client reached out to me to help obtain certified copies of her divorce judgment because she was getting re-married and had to provide a certified copy of the judgment to get her marriage license here in New York.
One of the more common cases when this arises is a case that is similar in a way to Ms. Kardashian, when you've submitted your divorce documents and are awaiting your Judgment of Divorce and meet someone else and would like to get remarried. Unfortunately, the paperwork process of a divorce can take a significant amount of time, up to one year after the submission of the papers, and can cause a barrier to the perfect summer wedding that you want to plan with your new beau.
When this happens, it helps to have a lawyer on call to help you speed things up. With a certain amount of evidence on your side, you can petition a Court to review and sign your divorce paperwork sooner than scheduled. I have a feeling that if Ms. Kardashian (or more likely, Ms. Jenner) really wants this marriage to Kanye West to happen immediately, we'll see some type of legal machination to get the divorce from Kris Humphries resolved quickly so that perfect summer wedding can make it on to E! this summer.