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Kenny G and Wife Divorce After 20 Years of Marriage

Kenny G, or Kenneth Bruce Gorelick, is divorcing his wife Balynda Helen Benson-Gorelick after 20 years of marriage. The two have been separated for seven months, and are citing irreconcilable differences, which seems to be common in celebrity divorces. Not surprisingly, the two have not said much to the media regarding their divorce.

The good news is that they have a prenuptial agreement, which should make asset division quite simple. Of course, there are exceptions to this rule, since it is possible to contest the contents of a prenup, especially if it was not created by an experienced lawyer. However, there is no evidence that this document will be contested in this case.

When Kenny G's wife filed for separation, she requested full custody of the couple's son, who is 14 years old. However, when Kenny filed for divorce recently, he requested joint custody of his son, so this might be a point of contention in this divorce case. Since custody has not been determined, it is not obvious if either of them would have to pay child support, especially if they share custody equally.

However, Kenny has already said he does not want to pay alimony to his wife. The prenuptial agreement may not touch on this factor since some states do not allow a spouse to agree to forgo alimony in the event of divorce. It is unclear, therefore, if Kenny would be likely to pay alimony, though many celebrities do when their spouse does not make as much money as they do.

Unlike many celebrity divorces, there have been no details released about lavish mansions or multiple cars to be split up, though it is assumed that the couple has at least some property to divide. The prenup should address who gets what, so as the divorce continues, details may emerge regarding asset division. This is especially the case if the couple cannot agree to settle, and it ends up in court.

If you are facing divorce, but have a prenuptial agreement, you will likely need a divorce lawyer's help to make sure the document is followed as it should be. This is particularly important if your spouse is claiming it is not valid suddenly, since he or she may be able to get it declared invalid with a lawyer's help. In addition, if you and your spouse cannot agree on whether you will share custody of the children or if one of you will get full custody, you will need an experienced lawyer. We at Brian D. Perskin & Associates P.C. have more than 40 years of experience combined, so we can take on your case even if it involves a prenuptial agreement, child custody, or other matters that can often be complicated. Call us today.