As TMZ first reported, Kim and her parents are battling out their problems in court ... all over whether or not Kim's parents should be granted visitation rights to see their grandchildren.
In her latest move, the "Real Housewives of Atlanta" star filed an emergency motion in Georgia last week, asking a judge to STOP her parents (Karen and Joe) from publicly discussing their on-going case.
Specifically, Kim says her parents are trashing her to various media outlets with vicious lies and claims their smear tactics are having a negative impact on her kids.
Not only that, Kim claims her parents are exploiting the family drama for "their own selfish reasons" -- like inking a $50,000 tell-all book deal.
A judge has yet to rule.