The Donda hitmaker, 45, has reportedly forwarded over all his financial information to Kardashian’s legal team
Kardashian filed to end the marriage in February 2021 and was declared legally single in March 2022. Late last month it was revealed that West had ‘hired’ the same lawyer who represented Melinda Gates in her $130 billion divorce from ex-husband Bill Gates. A rep for Robert Stephan Cohen, who is a senior partner at Cohen Clair Lans Greifer Thorpe & Rottenstreich LLP confirmed to the Standard at the time that West recently hired him as counsel.
Since Cohen is based in New York, TMZ reported at the time that the hitmaker had also retained Beverly Hills-based attorney Nicholas A Salick of Salick Family Law Group, APLC as counsel as his legal separation is being tried in Los Angeles. The attorney previously represented Chris Rock in his divorce from his wife of 20 years, Malaak Compton-Rock.
In August, Samantha Spector, West’s fifth divorce lawyer, withdrew from the case after two months due to an irreconcilable breakdown with the rapper. Prior to Spector, the Grammy winner relieved attorney Chris Melcher of his duties in March.
Sources told TMZ at the time that West let go of the lawyer because their relationship “had become extremely difficult, with little communication”. The Standard has contacted Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s reps for comment.