Todd Palin Files for Divorce From Sarah After 31 Years of Marriage

Court papers have been filed in Alaska that appear to show that Todd Palin has filed for a divorce from Sarah Palin, former governor of Alaska and running mate to John McCain. He cited irreconcilable differences, and says that the couple are no longer able to live together. He has asked for joint custody of their one minor child, Trig Palin. His lawyer is expected to ask the judge to make the divorce action private. The two have been married for 31 years. Over the years their marriage has been questioned, but this is the first time it has been acknowledged by either one of them.

From Alaska News

Todd Palin appears to have filed for divorce from former Alaska governor and one-time vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin, his wife of 31 years.

In a document filed Friday in Anchorage Superior Court, Todd Palin, 55, asked to dissolve the marriage, citing an “incompatibility of temperament between the parties such that they find it impossible to live together as husband and wife.”

The divorce filing uses initials rather than full names, but identifies the couple’s marriage date and the birth date of their only child who is a minor, Trig Palin. The filing asks for joint legal custody of the child.

Anchorage attorney Kimberlee Colbo is representing Todd Palin in the divorce. In a filing, Colbo said she would ask the court to designate the divorce confidential as it moves forward.

Colbo did not immediately respond Monday to a request for comment from Todd Palin.

Sarah Palin, 55, was elected governor of Alaska in 2006.

The Palin family rocketed to national prominence in 2008 when Republican presidential nominee John McCain chose Palin as his vice-presidential candidate, making them household names and focusing the country’s attention on their hometown of Wasilla.