Credit: Rob Kim/Getty Images for GQ Photo: Kris Humphries at the Launch of Chrysler 300C in New York City on September 11, 2012

Hours ago, we reported that attorney Marshall Waller has applied to be taken off the Kris Humprhries’s legal team in his divorce battle against estranged wife Kim Kardashian, having cited "irreconcilable differences.” But now we know why!

That “difference” is that the basketball player wants to have his 72-day marriage annulled on the grounds of fraud — repeatedly making claims that Kim only married him for publicity — but Marshall had advised there were no legal grounds to so, due to a lack of evidence.

However, Kris's out-of-state attorney Lee Hutton is continuing to advise his client to push for the annulment, leading for Waller to file to be taken off the case.

Legal representatives for both Kris and Kim are due in court today, February 15, with Kim’s attorney Laura Wasser expected to push for a trial date as early as next month.

However, Kris could argue he needs more time now he has lost his California lawyer.

Meanwhile, Kim is worried the drawn-out divorce could have "long-term effects" on her baby.

When the 32-year-old beauty’s doctor rushed to her home in the middle of the night recently to treat her severe abdominal pains recently, the doc warned her to reduce her stress levels.

Kim's momager Kris Jenner also confirmed Kim has been told to relax, saying, “Kim has been going through this divorce for months. She has been under a lot of stress because of it, and the doctors told her she had a really tough week, and the stress could become a problem if she isn't careful.”

Yikes. We look forward to when both parties can put this ordeal in the rear-view mirror!

Source: BANG Showbiz