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Kenny G's Smooth Jazz Can't Smooth Out Irreconcilable Differences

Kenny G is known for his smooth saxophone sounds and long curly locks. He's a seeming maven of cool and could probably freeze over hell and become friends with the devil by playing that soprano sax so smooth.

Sometimes though, Kenny G is just Kenneth Bruce Gorelick, the regular guy that must go through a divorce the same way anyone else does. Last year, his wife Balynda Helene Benson-Gorelick filed separation papers citing irreconcilable differences and requesting full custody of their 14-year-old son, according to People.

Now Kenny G has started things moving towards actual divorce by filing the divorce papers where he requests joint custody of their son and cites irreconcilable difference as the reason for the split, according to TMZ. The papers mention that there is a prenup, what will that mean for property division?

A prenuptial agreement is a document that spouses sign before they are married that outlines what will happen with the spouses' property upon divorce. Sometimes when celebrities are involved, these agreements are used when one spouse is wealthy and the other is not to prevent a "gold-digger" type situation.

These agreements significantly lower the amount of time a divorce takes and the difficulty involved with dividing assets at the time of divorce. An issue might arise in this situation if one spouse thinks that the agreement was signed by coercion or is otherwise an invalid agreement. Then there would be a reversion back to general divorce proceedings.

Here, it is likely that Kenny G and Benson-Gorelick were properly represented by attorneys at the time of their marriage. Now the only question is whether there are extenuating factors that would result in full custody being given to Benson-Gorelick.

Maybe after his divorce, Kenny G will move away from smooth jazz and towards something more bluesy or heavy, but that's doubtful. At least his prenuptial agreement will assure that all that smooth cash will be fairly divided.

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