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Melissa Etheridge's Ex

Files for Custody

7/8/2010 7:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Melissa Etheridge's former domestic partner, Tammy Lynn Michaels, has filed legal docs asking for full custody of their twin children.

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TMZ broke the story ... Melissa filed for dissolution of their domestic partnership. In Melissa's docs, she filed for joint legal and physical custody.

But now, Tammy has thrown down the gauntlet, asking for full legal and physical custody.  Tammy carried the twins to term, after being impregnated by an anonymous sperm donor.

Tammy, just like Melissa, says in her docs irreconcilable differences as the reason to end their partnership.

Tammy is also asking for spousal support.

Last thing ... it looks like Tammy made a mistake.  She filed a dissolution of marriage rather than a dissolution of domestic partnership.  The two did not qualify to marry during the time that they established their union.

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Scoutmaster    

Melissa..I hope you're reading every one of these comments, because its apparent that most people believe you to be a selfish,cheating, arrogant piece of work. I'd be careful of that Karma you cling so religiously to dear. I don't think you'd find too many people in self-obsessed Hollywood willing to support you in the manner Tammy did...yet again.

1462 days ago
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Liz    

I hope Tammy gets everything she is asking for on this divorce. Sad that didn't last but I never thought it would because the lack of commitment I see in the gay community. Interesting to see that Melissa asked for the divorce just short of 10 years. In Ca Tammy would get half of everything including the bills but apparently they are living somewhere in Illinois (?) not sure. Well, I wish Tammy the best for Melissa. I was done with her over 4 years ago. Got tired of her music and persona.

1431 days ago
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