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Divorce proceedings linger for celebrity couple

Rhode Island residents can face challenges in many aspects of their life. However, residents facing divorce proceedings may be feeling more emotional stress than the average resident. Reality TV star Kim Kardashian knows a little something about that type of emotional stress. Kardashian is facing ongoing divorce proceedings from her future ex-husband, NBA player Kris Humphries.

The former celebrity couple is facing stressful divorce proceedings that began back in October of 2011. Kardashian is fighting for a traditional divorce from her ex flame. Humphries, on the other hand is fight to have the marriage annulled based on fraud. He claims that Kardashian only married him for publicity on her television show, "Keeping up with the Kardashians". Humphries failed to show up for settlement proceedings. The couple has trial set for next month.

Annulments are not very common in today's society. The legal basis of an annulment is that the marriage was never valid from the beginning. The marriage is in essence, voidable or void. Divorce, on the other hand ends a marriage that was in fact valid. The advantages to having a marriage annuled are that the couple does not have to go through the lengthy and costly divorce process. However, when a couple goes through the divorce process, the individuals will end up with increased legal rights, including rights to marital property or spousal support.

A marriage can be annulled for a variety of reasons. These reasons can include fraud, duress or any issues with mental illness at the time of the marriage. Each couple is unique. Experienced legal professionals can help a couple decide what may be best for both spouses and their children.

Divorce proceedings can be a challenging time. Rhode Island residents should seek out answers pertaining to their divorce and make sure their rights are protected.

Source: Yahoo News, "More Kardashian divorce settlement talks scheduled", April 12, 2013

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