Mary-Kate Olsen’s Emergency Divorce Filing Ruled ‘Not Essential’ Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
The actress-turned-fashion mogul filed the emergency order on May 13 under the reason that she has been given May 18 deadline to move out of her apartment by her estranged husband.
AceShowbiz -Coronavirus has proved to be a stumbling block for Mary-Kate Olsen to get a divorce from banker husband Olivier Sarkozy. One day after she filed an emergency divorce petition, the actress-turned-fashion mogul found out that her request has been denied for the reason that it is “not essential.”
New York courts spokesman Lucian Chalfen confirmed that Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Michael Katz rejected Mary-Kate’s petition on Thursday, May 14. In a statement to the press, he first pointed out that amid court closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, “we are only accepting essential/emergency matters for filing.”
“The original filing was rejected by the New York County Clerk because they did not follow the essential matter procedure,” the spokesman continued. “They refiled under the essential matter procedure and the matter was referred to the ex-party State Supreme Court Judge. He just decided that it is not an essential matter so they can’t file anything at this point.”
The twin sister of Ashley Olsen initially filed for divorce from her husband for five years in April. The New York Post reported that she claimed their relationship “has broken down irretrievably.” After being informed that the city’s courts were not accepting such cases due to coronavirus lockdown, she filed the emergency order.
In her petition, the 33-year-old accused her 50-year-old husband has terminated the lease on their New York City residence without her consent, and expected her to move out by Monday, May 18. “I am petrified that my husband is trying to deprive me of the home we have lived in and if he is successful, I will not only lose my home but I risk losing my personal property as well,” she stated.
While Mary-Kate did have a pre-nup, Law&Crime Network president Rachel Stockman told ET, “The fact that she has a prenup doesn’t necessarily prevent him from taking anything that she’s earned following the marriage, unless that was part of the prenuptial agreement.”
“This is going to be a very high profile divorce and a lot of money is at stake for both sides,” Stockman went on to add. “The prenup is certainly going to factor into what happens during the divorce proceedings and what he gets and what she gets.”
Mary-Kate started dating Olivier in 2012. They become engaged in 2014 before exchanging wedding vows in November 2015. In regards to their fallout, an inside source told E! News, “It’s gotten very ugly between them. She’s done with the drama.”
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