The Chicago rapper is now on his sixth divorce attorney, this time, he’s receiving help from the same lawyer who represented Melinda Gates in her multi-billion dollar divorce case with Bill Gates.
Sources close to the matter say that Kanye West retained Robert Stephan Cohen of Cohen Clair Lans Greifer Thorpe & Rottenstreich LLP as his sixth divorce attorney in the back-and-forth divorce battle with Kim Kardashian. Interestingly enough, Cohen is based in New York, and the divorce from Kim is issued in Los Angeles, so Ye is also bringing on Nicholas A. Salick of Salick Family Law Group, APLC as his counsel in California.
Kanye West, Kim Kardashian
Attorney Cohen is no stranger with representing celebrities. According to reports, he has represented big names like Rupert Murdoch, Chris Rock, Athina Onassis, and more. In August, Kanye’s fifth divorce attorney quit on him. According to reports, the Chicago rapper’s former divorce attorney, Samantha Spector, had previously asked the judge to relieve her as counsel, saying her relationship with Kanye West was irretrievably broken.
Spector had a date set to officially withdraw, however, the judge granted her request nearly a week earlier, which means Kanye was yet again without a lawyer. While Kanye West and Kim Kardashian were declared legally single after a hearing in March, there are still specifics that need to be ironed out regarding their financial holdings as well as custody rights for their four children.
Kim Kardashian West, Kanye West and kids North, Chicago, Psalm, and Saint
At the time, Kim Kardashian’s lawyer, Laura Wasser, told the judge that her client has “been ready for quite a while” to get the proceedings underway. However, it appeared that Kanye and his legal team were dragging their feet, as they failed to file preliminary financial disclosures. Wasser noted that her client had already done so in November of last year.
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian share four children together: North, 9, Chicago, 4, Saint, 6, and Psalm, 3. In 2014 the former couple tied the knot. Six years later, Kim filed for divorce from West, which the rapper refused to commit to at first. The pair became legally single on March 2, 2022.
Kim Kardashian, Kanye West & Their Children
Kim and Kanye’s relationship has been a rollercoaster since she first filed, at times they’ve gotten along, and at others, he’s attacked her on social media on everything from her relationship with ex-boyfriend Pete Davidson, to where their kids go to school.
Then there were other times when it seemed that Kanye longed for his family to reunite. It was reported that he bought a house close to Kim’s after the separation. Most recently, he publicly apologized to his ex-wife and the mother of his four children for his behavior this past year.
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