Katie Holmes won a gold medal in clever divorce when she filed the papers in no-non-fault state New York!
But seeing the state as an "inappropriate venue" for a judge to weigh in on the dissolution of their marriage, Tom Cruise reportedly wanted to check into filing in California.
But with much dismay, that idea has been REJECTED! Why? Well… ya can't really file for the same divorce in two places at once. That's why.
"He will have to adhere to the New York divorce petition that Katie filed. He won't be able to file in California until he presents evidence to the courts in New York that they weren't residents. The judge in New York will ultimately decide if the Big Apple is the proper venue for the divorce to proceed. So for the time Tom won't be able to file in California. This is an obvious setback, and Tom is livid that Katie is calling all the shots."
Katie will be going face-to-face with the judge on July 17, however, as it's required to show cause hearing. This way, she can rest easy with a temporary order.
What's gonna happen next?? Stay tuned for the next episode of Cruisin' Through Court to find out! DUN DUN DUNNNNN
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