Report: Sarah Palin’s husband Todd files for divorce

Make sure to let us know what you think... we now have comments turned ON below the article!

Divorce is rarely a happy thing, particularly following a lengthy marriage, but is nonetheless often viewed by those involved as an unpleasant, if perhaps necessary remedy for what may be an irreparably broken relationship.

By all appearances, that would seem to be the case for Sarah and Todd Palin, who are reportedly in the process of legally dissolving their marriage.

Documents filed in Alaska

The court documents don’t mention the Palins by name, but instead identify the married couple and a minor child by their initials which match those of the Palins and the youngest of their five kids.

The filing also includes a marriage date and a child’s birth date that indeed corresponds to the date Sarah and Todd wed and the date that the above-referenced child was born.

According to the court papers, T.M.P. — presumably, Todd Mitchell Palin — filed for a divorce against S.L.P. — also presumably, Sarah Louise Palin — whom he married 31 years ago on August 29, 1988.

The minor child whose custody will be determined by the court was identified as T.P.V.P. — most likely Trig Paxson Van Palin — was listed as having the same birthdate — April 18, 2008 — as the Palins’ youngest son. The rest of the Palins’ children are already adults.

Another signal that this divorce case involves the Palins is the fact that T.M.P. is represented by an Anchorage-based attorney named Kimberlee Colbo, who previously represented Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer in his divorce from the eldest Palin child, Bristol.

“Incompatibility of temperament”

The Anchorage Daily News reported that the divorce papers were filed in the Anchorage Superior Court on Friday by the attorney believed to be representing Todd Palin.

The plaintiff’s cited reason for requesting the dissolution of the marriage was an “incompatibility of temperament between the parties such that they find it impossible to live together as husband and wife.”

It is worth noting that the court filing seeks joint legal custody of the minor child and also that Colbo requested that the court designate the divorce case as “confidential” as it proceeds to a conclusion.

Sarah Palin was elected governor of Alaska in 2006 but rose to national prominence when she was chosen to be the vice presidential running mate for failed Republican nominee John McCain in the 2008 election. Palin resigned as governor in 2009 but remained on the national scene as an enthusiastic cheerleader for the Tea Party movement, the author of multiple books, a prolific public speaker and even the star of a reality TV program.

Todd, on the other hand, largely eschewed politics and worked as a commercial fisherman, snowmobile racer, and oil field worker who nevertheless stood beside his nationally-prominent wife. While the end of any marriage is a regrettable occasion, hopefully the Palins are both at peace with their decision to part.

99 Responses

  1. Having read this I thought it was very enlightening. I appreciate you finding the time and energy to put this article together. I once again find myself personally spending way too much time both reading and leaving comments. But so what, it was still worth it!

  2. After going over a handful of the blog articles on your website, I really appreciate your way of writing a blog. I bookmarked it to my bookmark site list and will be checking back soon. Please check out my web site as well and let me know your opinion.

  3. I have been surfing online more than three hours today, yet I never found any interesting article like yours. It’s pretty worth enough for me. In my view, if all web owners and bloggers made good content as you did, the net will be much more useful than ever before.

  4. May I just say what a relief to find a person that actually knows what they are discussing over the internet. You actually know how to bring a problem to light and make it important. More people ought to check this out and understand this side of your story. I was surprised you aren’t more popular since you surely possess the gift.

  5. You really make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this matter to be really something which I think I would never understand. It seems too complicated and extremely broad for me. I am looking forward for your next post, I’ll try to get the hang of it!

  6. Aw, this was an exceptionally nice post. Taking the time and actual effort to create a great article… but what can I say… I procrastinate a lot and don’t manage to get nearly anything done.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.