Lately, it seems like various celebrities are opting out of their marriage agreements. Katy Perry, Kobe Bryant, Zooey Deschanel, Mena Suvari and Kim Kardashian are just some of the people that have headlined the news. As Georgia residents know, no one really wants to go through the process of divorce; however, recently, another well-known celebrity has taken a trip to Splitsville.
A recent article reports that Kenny G, a famous easy-listening saxophone player, is getting a divorce. His wife of 20 years, Lyndie Benson-Gorelick, filed with Los Angeles County Superior Court yesterday. She cited irreconcilable differences.
Kenny G has sold over 75 million albums, which means his net worth is somewhere around a reported $50 million. Both parties have hired attorneys. Kenny G retained a lawyer who has experience handling celebrity divorces. Laura Wasser has represented Britney Spears and Kim Kardashian, to name a few.
Divorce can be a very complicated process. One must deal with various financial and legal quandaries. Who gets the house? How will I support myself? What are my rights and obligations? Furthermore, resolutions involving children can also be difficult. Many divorces involve custody and visitation disputes over the kids. Because Kenny G and Lyndie have two sons, the couple will have to make separation decisions that influence their children’s future.
The recent celebrity stories highlight some of the complications involved in the dissolution of marriage. Kenny G and his wife will undoubtedly have to handle some serious issues including spousal support, division of property and child visitation matters. If you are confronting a recent divorce or separation, perhaps you want to speak to an attorney about your legal and financial options.
Source: Rolling Stone, “Kenny G’s wife files for divorce,” Jan. 20, 2012