Camille Grammer's request for divorce case delay granted by judge
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 01/28/2011
Camille Grammer's request for a delay in her divorce from estranged husband Kelsey Grammer has been granted by the judge handling the case.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star asked Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Maren Nelson to postpone the couple's proceedings as to provide her lawyers sufficient time to review their pension and financial asset information, E! News reported Wednesday.
Kelsey had been hoping to accelerate his divorce from the 42-year-old reality TV star, his third wife, so he could legally wed Kayte Walsh, his current fiancee, next month. Last month, the actor had asked the judge to bifurcate the case and hold off on the division of the couple's marital possessions for a later time so that a divorce decree could be granted as soon as possible.
"There is no question [that Kelsey] plans to remarry immediately," Camille's lawyer reportedly told the judge. "She shouldn't have to go into her pocketbook to fight for the estate when you know there is going to be a remarriage... with Ms. Grammer number next."
But Kelsey's attorney reportedly disagreed and told the judge that Camille's request for the delay in their divorce case was simply motivated by her desire to halt his client's upcoming marriage.
The petition was "just delay for delay's sake" and "protection for protection's sake," Lance Spiegel told Nelson.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star filed for divorce from the 55-year-old actor on July 1. According to Camille, she filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences, after she discovered Kelsey had begun an affair with Walsh, a 29-year-old British flight attendant, while he was living in New York and starring in Broadway play while she remained living in Beverly Hills with their two children.
Nelson reportedly scheduled the couple's next hearing for February 7.