Kris Humphries Now Breaking Up with His Divorce Lawyer
updated 02/15/2013 AT 10:30 AM EST
•originally published 02/15/2013 AT 09:20 AM EST
In papers filed in L.A. Superior Court on Thursday, Humphries's lawyer Marshall Waller sought to remove himself from the case, citing "irreconciable differences" causing an "irremediable breakdown" of their attorney-client relationship.
Lawyers for Kardashian and Humphries, whose marriage lasted only 72 days, were set to face-off in court Friday. Their judge was expected to rule on whether to grant Kardashian a divorce or a set a trial date.
In recent weeks, Humphries's attorney argued that Kardashian was using her pregnancy as leverage to force a trial.
The reality star responded by imploring the court to grant her a divorce because the ongoing battle was endangering "the health and well-being of my unborn child."