Saul Hudson, who most people know as "Slash," filed for divorce from wife Perla Ferrar after nearly nine years of marriage, according to celebrity gossip site TMZ. The couple was married in October 2001 and separated on July 15 of this year.
TMZ cited unnamed sources as saying the breakup is "extremely acrimonious" and teased the story with the statement "it's gonna get ugly," but the relatively bland boilerplate language on court documents doesn't reveal much (PDF).
Perhaps a divorce attorney in Chicago could read between the lines in the documents, but the fill-in-the-blanks divorce complaint does not seem to provide any salacious details. The dissolution of marriage petition cites "irreconcilable differences" and names the couple's two boys, 8-year-old London and 6-year-old Cash.
Slash is seeking joint legal and physical custody of the children.
Slash didn't have a prenuptial agreement and is willing to pay spousal support, according to TMZ, so it doesn't seem too acrimonious at a glance. The hard rock guitarist, famous for his trademark top hat and long curly hair, is claiming "miscellaneous jewelry and other personal effects" as separate property.
This is Slash's second divorce, according to CBS News. He previously was married to actress Suran until they divorced after five years in 1997.
TMZ refers to Slash's lawyer, Laura Wasser, as the "disso queen" for her rock star status among celebrities in divorce and other family law-related cases. Her other Hollywood clients include Gordon Getty, Angelina Jolie, Mel Gibson's ex-wife Robin Gibson and Spike Jonze, according to Divorce Saloon.
But you don't need a celebrity lawyer to get a fair shake in a divorce proceeding. Plenty of experienced Illinois family law attorneys are available.
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