After close to two years, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have finally achieved a divorce settlement. According to reports, their settlement will follow the terms of the West-Kardashian prenuptial agreement. Furthermore, the couple will share joint custody of the children and have “equal access,” though they will spend most of their time with Kim.
There’s a lot to be learned from the couple’s split, even if you’re not worried about the same drama occurring in your own relationship. Here are the lessons for divorce you can take away from Kim and Kanye’s divorce settlement.
Your Divorce Will Go Through
Kanye’s behavior over the past two years suggests that he was trying to delay the divorce as much as possible to “win” Kim back. However, despite his best efforts, she successfully filed a request for bifurcation and had her legal relationship with Kanye ended in March 2022. That took the wind out of his sails, and the couple finally reached their settlement several months later.
This shows that your divorce will be finalized sooner or later, as stressful as the process may be. Your spouse cannot force you to remain married to them. If your spouse is trying to delay things, your attorney can advise you on the best way to keep the process moving. One way or another, you will get the divorce you need.
Marital Agreements Work
One common way people attempt to delay divorces is by disputing how assets are divided. If Kanye tried that, it didn’t work. The couple divided their hundreds of millions in assets according to their prenuptial agreement, leaving both of them with multiple houses around the world and leaving them with their independent businesses.
That’s the power of a well-written prenup. If Kim and Kanye had not had such a well-drafted contract in place, they could still be embroiled in their split today. Whether you’re engaged or already married, drafting a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement can protect your assets and keep your divorce on track if you ever need to separate.
Compromise Is Invaluable
By dragging out matters for Kim, Kanye kept himself embroiled in an expensive and stressful legal battle. Even if you don’t want your marriage to end, it’s better to collaborate with your spouse during the process. Compromise and cooperation allow you to finish the process quickly and move on. In contrast, refusing to compromise can leave you stuck in limbo without a clear idea of what you’ll receive or when. Kim’s compromise on permitting joint custody of the children was best for everyone.
Expert Legal Counsel Makes a Difference
Kim got what she wanted from her split, and Kanye failed in his disputes. Kim maintained expert legal counsel the entire time, while Kanye went through five lawyers in two years. These facts are related.
If you’re considering getting divorced, your legal counsel makes all the difference. At Viola Law Firm, P.C., our attorneys are prepared to represent you in your divorce, no matter how complicated. Learn more about how we can assist you and keep your split on track by scheduling your consultation today.