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02/06/2013 10:29 am ET | Updated Feb 06, 2013

Kim Kardashian, Kris Humphries Divorce: NBA Player Continues To 'Stall,' Stress Could Harm Fetus

Kris Humphries is in no rush to speed through divorce proceedings just because Kim Kardashian is pregnant with Kanye West's baby, but added stress on the reality star could harm the fetus.

Kardashian is reportedly angry Humphries is employing "stall tactics" to delay the legal dissolution of their 72-day marriage, according to People magazine. But the NBA player's lawyer is defending his client's stance.

In court documents filed Tuesday in response to Kardashian's request for an immediate trial date, attorney Marshall Waller writes: "What is really going on here is that an 'urgency' in the form of an apparently unplanned pregnancy, something [Humphries] had nothing to do with, is perceived by [Kim] as an opportunity to gain a litigation advantage by trying to force this court to prematurely set this matter for trial," according to Us Weekly.

Humphries wants to be present for Kardsahian's deposition, but the 28-year-old Brooklyn Nets player claims his schedule has him tied up until May or June, reports E! News.

The divorce has gotten messy since Kardashian hooked up with West last spring, just months after filing from divorce on Oct. 31, 2011.

Added stress on Kardashian could prove damaging to the fetus.

The 32-year-old recently called her doctor in the middle of the night complaining of severe pains, according to TMZ. The doctor made a house call and determined the problems were likely stress-related. He allegedly warned Kardashian there could be "long-term effects" if she doesn't handle the stress.

Her pains reportedly returned on Tuesday before a meeting with her lawyer, Laura Wasser, about the split, according to TMZ.

Last month, Kim and Kourtney appeared on "Sway In The Morning" and Kim opened up about the toll the divorce has taken on her. "[The marriage] is going on its second year, and that's really tough because I want to move on, she said. "I really want to move on with my life."

Kardashian's baby is due in July.

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