Attorneys for Kim Kardashian's estranged husband want to interview her mother and current boyfriend, Kanye West, before setting a trial to end the couple's 72-day marriage.
A judge says the legal maneuvering means it will likely be at least next year before the couple is granted a divorce or an annulment, as NBA player Kris Humphries desires.
The pace drew derision from Kardashian's attorney, Laura Wasser, who told the judge during a hearing Wednesday that her firm has already spent $250,000 on the case. Wasser says she will be billing Humphries for the work
Humphries' attorney, Marshall Waller, says he is encountering difficulty getting information from companies that produce Kardashian's reality shows in his effort to prove the couple's marriage was a fraud.
The couple's divorce was filed in October.