The SKIMS founder’s ex opted not to appear for his planned deposition on November 16, despite his anti-Semitism scandal, according to a recent court filing.
According to court records obtained by The Washington Post, he has one final chance to be questioned by Kim’s legal team on November 29, which his counsel has consented to.
But if the 45-year-old celebrity does not appear, it may have severe consequences for custody of his children, North, nine, Saint, six, Chicago, four, and Psalm, three.
Lexie Rigden of Rigden Law LLC, a family law attorney in New Jersey, provided legal advice on the ongoing case.
She told The U.S. Sun: “If Kanye refuses to show up to his deposition, the Judge could sanction him monetarily, make him pay counsel fees, and if it is an egregious enough discovery violation, the judge may be able to bar him from putting on a case at trial.
“In most divorce cases, the parties are able to at least work out some of the issues. But, given his behavior and apparent unreasonableness, everything may be in dispute, from custody to distribution of assets.
“For two very wealthy people who do not need each other’s money, the custody issues will be most important.
“His disparaging posts about Kim and her family in the media, and his nonsensical proposals including that the children attend two different schools at once, are going to likely be used to show that he cannot reasonably co-parent and does not have the children’s best interests in mind.”
Although Kim, 42, has previously stated that she is willing to grant Kanye 50/50 custody, he has attacked her on social media, alleging she has them 80 percent of the time.
She has denied hiding the children from him, and he has been seen seeing them participate in athletic events, however, he does not appear to have them on weekends.
There are presently no legal orders regarding the former couple’s children’s custody.