Mary-Kate’s Emergency Divorce Filing Was Denied Because It Didn’t “Rise to the Level of a True Emergency”

Alanna Lauren Greco

From Cosmopolitan

  • Mary-Kate Olsen has split from her husband of five years, Olivier Sarkozy, and requested an emergency order for their divorce.

  • The request was denied, and an attorney explains that Mary-Kate’s situation isn’t seen as an emergency.

If you thought Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler’s divorce was the messiest celeb split of the coronavirus pandemic so far, then clearly, you haven’t heard about Mary-Kate Olsen’s divorce from Olivier Sarkozy.

Things got pretty yikes when Mary-Kate filed for an emergency divorce, writing, “I am petrified that my husband is trying to deprive me of the home that 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.” The filing also added that she is “gravely concerned that my husband will dissipate, dispose of, and/or secret not only my separate property belongings but also our marital property belongings that are in the Gramercy Apartment….My husband is trying to force me out of our home by his failure to renew the lease on the Gramercy Apartment, which he terminated without my consent.” So, yeah, it’s not a great situation!

However, a judge denied Mary-Kate’s request, meaning she has to find a way to move her belongings and find a new place to live ASAP. As for why Mary-Kate’s request was denied, People shares that her divorce filing “did not rise to the level of a true emergency,” and New York courts are currently taking only emergency cases due to the coronavirus pandemic.

An attorney explained to the outlet, “Domestic violence is an emergency, perhaps refusing to provide health care is an emergency. I want to be divorced because I want to be divorced now is not an emergency….If she really had no place else to live, that might have attracted the judge’s attention.”

So while it sounds like Mary-Kate will be able to get a divorce eventually, for now, she’s just going to have to wait it out.


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