By Shaunna Murphy
Updated August 25, 2011 at 12:00 PM EDT

Melissa Gilbert has filed for divorce from her husband Bruce Boxleitner after 16 years of marriage, reports People. The 47-year-old former Little House on the Prairie actress announced the couple’s separation in March, and cited irreconcilable differences in her filing on Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court. She seeks joint custody of their 15-year-old son Michael, and has requested to not pay spousal support to 61-year-old fellow actor Boxleitner, who recently appeared in TRON: Legacy. Her sister, Roseanne star Sara Gilbert, broke up with her partner of 10 years earlier this week.

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