• A judge ruled that Kelly Clarkson's Montana ranch and two other properties in the state belonged solely to her
  • The court rejected her estranged husband's claim that the farm was marital property and should be shared equally by them
  • Brandon Blackstock has been living in the home after becoming a full-time rancher following his split from Clarkson

Kelly Clarkson has been awarded the Montana property that she and her estranged husband, Brandon Blackstock, have been fighting over in their divorce.

Clarkson now has control of the $10.4 million Montana ranch where Blackstock has been living since they called it quits, according to the court order obtained by E! News Thursday. The court rejected Blackstock's claim that the estate is marital property and should be shared equally by the exes.

An unnamed source told E! News that since Clarkson was the one who purchased the home, the property was hers.

A judge ruled in August that the prenuptial agreement the former couple signed was valid and would be upheld.

"The Court further finds that the Montana Ranch and the other two Montana properties are not titled in both of the Parties' names either as joint tenants with right of survivorship or as tenants by the entireties, as required under the PMA to create marital property," the new decision read. "The Court, therefore, rejects Respondent's position that the Montana Ranch and other Montana properties are marital property owned 50/50 by the Parties."

Blackstock is still living on the property. He made a "deliberate choice" to "change his life" and become a full-time rancher following his split from Clarkson, according to an August filing obtained by the outlet.

Clarkson previously requested permission to sell the ranch because it had become a "financial burden" on her part. The costs of maintaining the ranch reportedly ran upwards of $81,000 per month.

However, the singer's request to sell the home was initially denied because Blackstock was still living there. Instead, Blackstock was ordered to pay the hefty property fees starting April.

Now that she has the reins to the property, Clarkson may soon go through with her plans to offload the ranch. In June, the TV show host bought a Colonial-style house for $5.445 million in Los Angeles' Toluca Lake area and unloaded her 20,000-square-foot Nashville mansion for $6.3 million.

The court also previously decided to grant Clarkson's request to be declared legally single amid their divorce.

Her lawyer filed a motion for a separate trial to terminate her marital status, and it was granted last month. She also reinstated her maiden name.

Despite their messy split, the "Voice" judge was still thankful for their relationship because it gave her her daughter River Rose, 7, and son Remington Alexander, 5.

"Kelly is thankful for her relationship with Brandon, she learned a lot about herself and had two perfect kids," a source told Entertainment Tonight. "Kelly is looking forward to moving on and successfully co-parenting with Brandon."

Blackstock has a 25% custodial timeshare of their two kids and is responsible for "100% of the cost" of transporting their two children to and from Montana.

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