By Dave Karger
Updated July 03, 2010 at 02:44 PM EDT

Melissa Etheridge has filed the paperwork to legally end her domestic partnership with Tammy Lynn Michaels, is reporting. Etheridge filed a Petition for Dissolution of Domestic Partnership in Los Angeles yesterday, seeking joint custody of the couple’s three-year-old twins. The couple had been together for nine years and registered as domestic partners in 2005; in the court papers Etheridge, 49, requested that Michaels, 35, not be awarded any financial support.

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