Subpoena delivery FAIL means bitter divorce battle between KIM KARDASHIAN and KRIS HUMPHRIES inexorably drags on.

During a status hearing, Humphries’ lawyer told the judge they had been unsuccessful in attempting to serve subpoenas for the KK’s BFKanye West and mom-ager, Kris Jenner to be deposed.

While reports swirled that the hearing would be "D-day" for Humphries and that the judge would finally set a date for the divorce trial, despite the fact that Kim hasn't been deposed yet. Instead, the judge set another status report hearing for November 28, 2012.

"Kris is prepared to see this through to the end and for him that means a very public trial. Kris wants Kanye West and Kris Jenner to be deposed under oath. Kris isn't intimidated by Kim or her lawyer, Laura Wasser. Kim's deposition will likely take place in the next several weeks, it's just a matter of coordinating everyone's calendars," a source told RadarOnline.com.

During the hearing Wasser said that her client had racked up over $250k in legal fees and that she would attempt to recoup those costs from Humphries.

"Kris will do whatever is legally asked of him and if he is ordered to pay Kim's legal fees, then he will. Again, this isn't about the money, it never has been," the insider said.

As The ENQUIRER previously reported, Kim is growing increasingly impatient with the ongoing divorce proceedings with her estranged husband because she is already talking marriage with Kanye.

"Kim has told her lawyer that the case is dragging because Kris is determined to keep his name in the press and drag her name through the mud. Kim is ready to get engaged to Kanye but doesn't want to until her divorce is finalized. Kim feels that Kanye is the man she is going to spend the rest of her life with and she doesn't want to wait. Kim's deposition will likely take place in the next few weeks, but she feels nothing is going to be gained by it," the source said.

Meanwhile, it's extremely unlikely that Kim's divorce to Kris will be finalized this year.

 "A status conference has been set for the end of November and Kris' lawyers won't be available during December to go to trial because they are engaged in other matters involving their other clients," the insider said.