Former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante is getting divorced.
The “Under the Bridge” writer and performer had been married to wife Nicole Turley, musician and founder of the experimental project Swahili Blonde, for four years before Turley filed papers for the divorce.
Turley has cited irreconcilable differences as the motive behind the split and is seeking spousal support and legal fees from Frusciante. The couple has no kids.
Does Having No Children Lead to Easier Divorce?
You might think that divorcing without kids is simple. No custody arrangements, no child support or fear about how the divorce will affect the kids. Sounds great, right?
Despite this, divorce is still a difficult process, even without having kids involved.
One issue that childless women in particular might face following a divorce occurs when the woman actually wants children. A divorce before the opportunity to have a child may hurt the woman’s prospects of ever raising a family, which can lead to depression and other psychological damage. Additionally, childless women face many unfortunate societal generalizations, not the least of which is the false assumption that the woman is selfish or unnurturing if she does not want children.
Childless couples also face a higher likelihood of divorce, according to journalist Anneli Rufus. This likelihood rises higher still when the couple disagrees about whether to have children or not.
Divorce Matters ”“ Denver Family Law Attorneys