Los Angeles, CA- It’s been a long time coming, and surely fans of the Kardashian clan were not surprised to learn that matriarch and momager Kris has finally decided to divorce Bruce Jenner, hitting him with divorce docs on Monday.

A myriad of sources report that Kim Jenner filed the papers in a Los Angeles Court citing “irreconcilable differences,” and is one step closer to ending her 23 year marriage. Kris and Bruce have two daughters together Kendall, 18, and Kylie, 17. In divorce docs, they asked for joint custody of

For those not in the know, Kim, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian have a different father, but Bruce treated them as his own over the past 20 years, ABC reported.

According to the divorce docs, Kris and Bruce separated last June, although they didn’t announced it until October. 

So child custody is not an issue they need to worry about, but both Kris and Bruce have nearly 60 million reasons to need a talented divorce attorney. The Olympian was fairly well-off when they got first started dating in the 1991, and since they have amassed a large fortune.

Just today, TMZ reported  Kris and Bruce have already settled the divorce and divided their property and assets. TMZ also reported they neither asked for spousal support and they divided their assets which had been put in joint account and instead of utilizing divorce attorneys they allowed their business managers to handle the legal aspects.

When they separated, Bruce stayed in the Malibu home which he gets to keep along with their membership to the Sherwood Country Club. Kris will remain in their Hidden Hills estate, TMZ reported.

This is the second divorce for Counting Kim’s two divorces, Kim’s two and Khloe’s impending divorce from Lamar Odum this would make the 5th for the Kardashian clan.

Kris and Bruce may have not felt the need to hire divorce attorneys, but this is not the case for all couples. Acrimony is common in divorce and some cases can drag out for months or years over child custody and issues over finances. It’s important that a settlement be fair without one spouse suffering a drastic change in their lifestyle and income.

Since most couples find it difficult to overcome the emotional facets of divorce, they may not make the wisest or most reasonable decisions about how to fairly settle their divorce. While most couples understand the emotional aspects that must be resolved in divorce, they may not be completely aware of the legal and business aspects that also need to be resolved. A divorce attorney can be instrumental in settlement negotiations and can assist their clients with their transition from married life to divorce.

With such a contentious issue as divorce is, both parties must have someone who will advocate for them and assure their rights are protected. If you are planning on divorce, you need to consult with a divorce attorney as soon as possible.