Kris Humphries to Kim Kardashian: Show Me the (Marriage) Money
Kris Humphries wants to balance the books, and he's reminding Kim Kardashian to do the same.
The NBA Star's attorneys filed a "Notice of Fiduciary Duty and Remedies for the Breach of the Fiduciary Duty," where they appear to be asking for access to any accounting books and records of any transactions during the 72-day marriage.
Family law expert Alexandra Leichter tells E! News this recent filing means Humphries is reminding Kardashian she has a duty to open up her books. But according to Leichter, this filing this notice with the court makes no sense.
"I think it's grandstanding," she tells us. "Most people don't need to be reminded of this. I have never seen anyone file this with the court. Filing with the court means that they are trying to tell the whole world that there is something going on here…but it is absolutely utter nonsense."
Leichter said these types of notices are typically just sent to the other person instead of filing in court.
"Later if there is a breach of the duty, then the attorneys can file a motion with the court and say they sent notice," says Leichter.
Humphries' attorneys highlight the family code stating the marriage created a fiduciary relationship and that parties in these relationships have "a duty of highest good faith and fair dealing on each spouse, and neither shall take any unfair advantage of the other."
They also appear to have an issue with Kim donating the value of the wedding gifts to charity, by highlighting another portion of the family code that states that "a spouse may not make a gift of community personal property, or dispose of community personal property for less than fair and reasonable value, without the written consent of the other spouse."
UPDATE 5/4/12: Los Angeles County Judge Stephen Moloney approved a motion today to allow Kris Humphries' Minnesota attorney, Lee Hutton, to represent him in California in his divorce proceedings. Hutton was not in court and called in from Minnesota. Judge Moloney set the next court date for a status conference on Aug. 15.