Kim Kardashian could win full custody of her and Kanye West’s four kids after he skipped deposition

Kim Kardashian ‘could win full custody’ of her and Kanye West’s four kids after disgraced star skipped divorce deposition

  • The SKIMS mogul ‘could win full custody’ of her and ex Kanye West’s four children in their divorce
  • Legal experts weighed in on the high-profile split after West missed a November 16 deposition
  • ‘Avoiding a deposition in litigation is treated seriously by the judge, particularly when it is a repeated offense,’ speculated one attorney
  • After Kanye’s social media outbursts, attorney Lexie Rigden said: ‘Given his behavior and apparent unreasonableness, everything may be in dispute, from custody to distribution of assets’

Kim Kardashian ‘could win full custody’ of her and ex Kanye West‘s four children amid their ongoing divorce.

Legal experts spoke to The Sun after the music artist, 45, was a no-show for his November 16 deposition.

‘Avoiding a deposition in litigation is treated seriously by the judge, particularly when it is a repeated offense,’ said Rachel Fiset, managing partner of Zweiback, Fiset & Zalduendo LLP.

Possibility: Kim Kardashian 'could win full custody' of her and ex Kanye West's four children amid their ongoing divorce

Possibility: Kim Kardashian ‘could win full custody’ of her and ex Kanye West’s four children amid their ongoing divorce

West, who legally goes by Ye now, will have another chance to appear in court on November 29 before a two-day trial on December 14.

But if the disgraced designer fails to appear again, Kim, 42, could be a step closer to being granted full custody of North, nine, Saint, six, Chicago, four, and Psalm, three.

Family law attorney Lexie Rigden also applied her professional experience as she told the outlet: ‘If Kanye refuses to show up to his deposition, the Judge could sanction him monetarily, make him pay counsel fees, and if it is an egregious enough discovery violation, the judge may be able to bar him from putting on a case at trial.’

She warned, ‘For two very wealthy people who do not need each other’s money, the custody issues will be most important.’

Legal woes: The 45-year-old music artist was a no-show for his November 16 deposition

Legal woes: The 45-year-old music artist was a no-show for his November 16 deposition

Rigden noted, ‘In most divorce cases, the parties are able to at least work out some of the issues. But, given his behavior and apparent unreasonableness, everything may be in dispute, from custody to distribution of assets.’ 

Acknowledging the former couple’s extreme wealth, she stated, ‘For two very wealthy people who do not need each other’s money, the custody issues will be most important.’

The lawyer referenced the Yeezy creator’s social media tirades as she said, ‘His disparaging posts about Kim and her family in the media, and his nonsensical proposals including that the children attend two different schools at once, are going to likely be used to show that he cannot reasonably co-parent and does not have the children’s best interests in mind.’

Fiset clarified, ‘After Kanye skipped this deposition, they’ve given him one more date to appear. 

‘If he doesn’t, he may face sanctions during their upcoming trial, such as a fine or a monetary award to Ms. Kardashian, and/or he may have the facts which they were trying to uncover during the deposition change into admissions against him.

‘If he is trying to avoid giving information that would hurt his case by skipping a deposition, a judge might automatically determine that the bad information is a fact inside of the trial, because he was uncooperative.’ 

What's at stake: If Kanye fails to appear in court again, Kim could be a step closer to being granted full custody of North, nine, Saint, six, Chicago, four, and Psalm, three

What’s at stake: If Kanye fails to appear in court again, Kim could be a step closer to being granted full custody of North, nine, Saint, six, Chicago, four, and Psalm, three

The lawyer continued, ‘In severe instances, it can be contempt, which can either be civil or criminal as determined by the judge.

‘Overall, this can hurt his case. In the most severe instance, the judge can rule against him and he could get a lesser custody award and a less favorable monetary disposition.

‘But more likely, the judge will simply determine that the facts Kim Kardashian alleges are true, and not give him the chance to defend himself.’

The former couple is hashing out how to divvy their more than $2billion in combined assets after seven years of marriage.

Happier times: Kim and Kanye married in 2014 and the reality TV star filed for divorce in 2021

Happier times: Kim and Kanye married in 2014 and the reality TV star filed for divorce in 2021

Last month, The Blast reported that West’s lawyer filed a ‘declaration of disclosure,’ a sign that the case is on the verge of coming to a close.

According to the documents, Kanye has turned over all of his financial information to his estranged wife’s legal team, and has also reached an agreement with her on how to divide their finances and property.

Kardashian is being represented by celebrity divorce Laura Wasser while Ye’s on his sixth lawyer, Nicholas Salick.

‘We’ve been ready for quite a while,’ Wasser previously told Judge Steve Cochran.

Brood: Kim doted on her four children in an Instagram post shared earlier this year

Brood: Kim doted on her four children in an Instagram post shared earlier this year

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