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High-Profile Divorce Spotlight: 3 Interesting Facts About The Kim Kardashian – Kanye West (Ye) Divorce


It is hard these days to go a day without hearing either the names “Kim Kardashian” or “Ye”. While the two are known for many things, fashion, music, controversy, and, overall, their role in the entertainment world, they are also well-known for their heated and contentious divorce case that has played out since February of 2021. When Kardashian first filed for divorce in California at that time, things between the couple seemed at least amicable. However, as things progressed and new love interests entered the picture around mid-2022, things soured between Kardashian and Ye, and we began to get our daily dose of the ongoing drama. Ultimately, in late November this year, Kardashian and Ye avoided a divorce trial, and brought their legal battle to a close by way of a divorce settlement.

At the end of the day, other than its high-profile nature, the flared tempers, public exposure, and very high stakes, the Kardashian-Ye divorce is legally not unlike divorces that happen every day in Chicago and across the country.  Here are 3 interesting facts about the Kardashian-Ye divorce settlement, some of which may be surprising, and others which may sound like par for the course in any divorce:

Fact #1. Ye Will Pay Child Support to Kim Kardashian for the Children

According to reports, Kardashian and Ye have 4 children born from the marriage, all under 10 years old. Although there is nothing unusual about a parent paying child support to another parent for care of the children in any divorce, the amount of child support is unusual. Under the terms of the Kardashian – Ye divorce settlement, Ye will pay $200,000.00 per month in child support payments to Kardashian. The two will share joint-custody of the 4 children.

Fact #2. Neither Party will Pay the Other Spousal Support

Under the terms of the Kardashian-Ye divorce settlement, neither Kardashian nor Ye will pay or receive spousal support. Spousal support, also known as spousal maintenance or alimony, is sometimes ordered or agreed to in a divorce to help a spouse with lower earning power survive and get back on their feet.

Fact # 3. Kardashian and Ye had a Prenuptial Agreement

When it comes to assets and debts, just like in any marriage, the water can get muddied very quickly. However, Kardashian and Ye had entered into a prenuptial agreement before they got married, which presumably established what would happen with their assets and debts. Accordingly, under the terms of the divorce settlement, Kardashian and Ye will each pay their own debts, and both parties kept their properties before the marriage separate.

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