Mary-Kate Stuck in Marriage After Emergency Divorce Petition Denied


Mary-Kate Olsen is desperate for a divorce from Pierre Olivier Sarkozy, her husband of almost five years.

Unfortunately, she hit a major roadblock thanks to the coronavirus shuttering the courts. On top of that, officials shot down her request for an emergency divorce.

Mary-Kate Olsen Can’t Get a Divorce Thanks to Coronavirus Pandemic

Mary-Kate initially signed a petition for divorce from the French banker back on April 17th. However, courts in New York City are not accepting divorce filings due to the coronavirus outbreak that’s ravaging the city.

It looks like the fashion mogul and former child star left the Big Apple apartment she shared with Sarkozy. She’s been quarantining with sister Ashley Olsen and a group of friends in the Hamptons.

The split has not been going smoothly. A source said, “It’s very ugly between them.”

Hopefully, that doesn’t mean that one of them winds up needing an accident attorney as they battle it out without the help of a judge.

Speaking of “drama,” Mary-Kate’s legal team got an email from her Sarkozy’s attorneys this week. Apparently, the French banker terminated their lease without her knowledge. He is now giving her a May 18th deadline to get all her stuff out of the NYC apartment.

She says that deadline is impossible, thanks to quarantine guidelines in the city.

That’s why Mary-Kate pleaded with Sarkozy for a new deadline. She wants until May 30th. Though, she claims he hasn’t responded.

Judge Denied Mary-Kate’s Emergency Filing to Protect Her Property

In an effort to protect her property, Mary-Kate needs to file a divorce petition. It would trigger an automatic court order preventing him from disposing of her stuff.

In an effort to circumvent the coronavirus mess, the fashion mogul tried to request an emergency order to allow her to file the divorce.

Sadly for Mary-Kate, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Michael Katz didn’t see eye-to-eye with her “emergency.”

He ruled that the proceeding would not move forward.

“Only essential/emergency matters are allowed to be filed,” said Lucian Chalfen of the New York Supreme Court.

“The original filing was rejected by the New York County (Manhattan) clerk because they did not follow the essential matter procedure…He just decided that it is not essential, so they can’t file anything at this point.”

In other words, Mary-Kate won’t be getting that divorce any time soon. Check back soon for more updates on this unfolding story.