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Neil Young's wife Pegi has requested child and spousal support in divorce documents.

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The rocker shocked fans this week when it was reported he had filed for divorce from Pegi, his musical inspiration and wife of 36 years.

According to documents obtained by TMZ, Young has been separated from Pegi since April although they have agreed to continue supporting their adult son Ben, who suffers from cerebral palsy.

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Pegi has filed her own papers requesting child and spousal support.

The former couple also has an adult daughter named Amber Jean, and Young has another son Zeke from a previous relationship.

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A divorce hearing is scheduled for December 12, 2014.