It's no surprise that Kim Kardashian's divorce may soon be coming to a TV near you.
Hollywood Life reported Friday that, should Kardashian's divorce from Kris Humphries land in court, the proceedings could be televised because California has an "open policy" on popular cases.
If Kardashian wished to keep the proceedings private, she could either reach a financial settlement with Humphries outside of court or accept his request for an annulment. Doing the latter would likely lead to unwanted exposure, celebrity divorce lawyer Raoul Felder told the Huffington Post in November 2011.
"An annulment is based on fraud... it requires corroboration, witnesses to back it up," Felder said. "The average person with a 60-day marriage would be talking with their lawyer about an annulment. But there is a lot of exposure involved in it and I just don't think they want that. I think in this case it would hurt them; it's easier to get divorced."
Kardashian filed to divorce Humphries just 72 days after their August nuptials. Despite reports that Humphries planned to sign the divorce docs, he instead filed for an annulment on the basis of fraud.
Under California law, Humphries would need to prove "deception regarding a significant matter that led to the marriage or the partnership and continued until the breakup" in order for his annulment request to be fulfilled.
Hollywood Life suggests that Humphries' team may be planning to use footage from "Kourtney & Kim Take New York" as evidence of fraud, which they believe was "developed with the theme of divorce, without without Kris being made aware of it," a source told the website.
Indeed, Kardashian's discontent with her marriage played out all season on the show. In the Jan. 29 season finale, she tearfully breaks down about her ill-fated relationship after refusing to allow Humphries to move his things to her Los Angeles home.
Could the televised proceedings be anything like SNL's viral sketch, "Kim's Fairytale Divorce"? We sure hope so.
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