- Special Features
Blogs & Columns
- Fun & Games
Kim Kardashian will not have to prove that Kanye West is the father of her baby.
Reports surfaced Wednesday stating that California state law will recognize Kardashian’s soon-to-be ex-husband Kris Humphries as the father of Kardashian’s unborn child. The two have been in a heated divorce battle since announcing the demise of their 72-day marriage last year. West and Kardashian have been together since summer 2012.
According to Huffington Post, California law states that in order for the state to recognize West as the father, the couple must be living together for a certain amount of time in order for the state to recognize the man as the father.
Attorney David T. Pisarra explains, “California law is clear that when a child is born to a married couple the presumption of fatherhood is in favor of the husband, but that assumes they are living together, cohabitating in legal terms."
"Since Kim and Kris are separated the presumption of Kris as the father would not apply,” he continues. “I imagine that when baby Kimye is born, Kim will name Kanye as the father and he will sign a Declaration of Paternity just like thousands of other unmarried couples do to protect the rights of the baby to have both loving parents in his/her life forever."
West and Kardashian will not have to provide evidence of paternity as TMZ previously reported.