Kim Kardashian And Kanye West Reach Custody Settlement In Divorce

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have finally reached a settlement regarding their children and their joint properties as they continue to finalize the details of their divorce.

On Monday, the reality star and controversial rapper came to an agreement regarding their four young children — North, Saint, Chicago, and Psalm — concluding that they will have joint physical and legal custody with “equal access,” according to court documents first obtained by TMZ. Sources told the outlet, however, that Kardashian will still have their children the majority of the time. Her ex-husband even acknowledged that she currently takes care of their kids 80% of the time on the Alo Full Mind podcast in September. According to the settlement, West will pay the Skims founder $200,000 a month in child support, which is due on the first day of each month and must be wired directly to her account, and will also be responsible for 50% of their medical and educational expenses, including tuition, and 50% of their children’s security expenses. They also agreed that should any disputes regarding their children arise in the future, they will participate in mediation in order to deal with it. If either party fails to participate in this mediation session then the other parent will get to make the decision in the disagreement by default.

During this most recent hearing, West and Kardashian also came to an understanding regarding their joint property, dividing their assets in accordance with their prenuptial agreement. In that prenup, both parties waived spousal support. According to a source who spoke to TMZ, Kardashian has had a difficult time over the last year attempting to resolve this divorce given all of West’s repeated public outbursts. Throughout this process, the Grammy winner has gone through half a dozen lawyers and missed multiple depositions. “Kim’s patience was tested, but she handled things calmly and ultimately Kanye came around,” they said.

Kardashian filed for divorce in February 2021 after seven years of marriage. While West initially refused to engage in the proceedings, in December of last year, the reality star requested to be declared legally single and to separate issues of child custody and property from her marital status and to have her maiden name restored. The musician initially challenged Kardashian’s request to be declared legally single, but later said in a statement, “I’ve asked my team to expedite the dissolution of my marriage to Kim so I can put my entire attention to our beautiful children.”

Representatives for Kardashian and West did not immediately respond to Vanity Fair’s request for comment.