Kris Humphries' lawyer has quit.
Marshall Waller – who had been representing the basketball player in his divorce from Kim Kardashian – has left Humphries' legal team following an "irremediable breakdown of the attorney-client relationship”, according to gossip website TMZ.
Humphries still has an out-of-state lawyer - Lee Hutton – but needs another California lawyer for the divorce case.
Marshall reportedly advised Humphries against fighting for an annulment of his 72-day marriage to Kardashian on the grounds of fraud, saying that there was no evidence to support his claims. It is believed that Hutton is continuing to advise Humphries to push for the annulment, which sparked Waller's request to be removed from the case.
Kardashian and Humphries split in November 2011 after a lavish television wedding, and Humphries claims their marriage was an attempt by Kardashian to boost her reality show's ratings.
Legal representatives for both Humphries and Kardashian - who is expecting her first child with boyfriend Kanye West - are due in court today (15 February), with the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star's attorney Laura Wasser expected to push for a trial date as early as next month.
However, Humphries could argue he needs more time now he has lost his California lawyer.
It was recently revealed that Kardashian is worried the drawn-out divorce could have "long-term effects" on her baby.
The 32-year-old beauty was treated for severe abdominal pains recently, after her doctor rushed to her home in the middle of the night to examine her and warned her to reduce her stress levels.