Ingham County Prosecutor Stuart Dunnings III has a new court battle — his wife of 37 years is suing him for divorce in Ingham County Circuit Court.

Cynthia Dunnings, 59, filed the action on Friday, four days after state and county law enforcement authorities announced that her husband had been charged with 14 misdemeanors and one felony related to allegations of his involvement with prostitutes.

She is being represented by Lansing attorney Jeffrey Ray.

The two, who were married on Oct. 22, 1977, have three adult children. Her maiden name is Cynthia Duda.

The complaint, which has been as signed to Judge Janelle Lawless, uses boilerplate language seeking the divorce.

“There has been a breakdown of the marriage relationship to the extent that the object of matrimony have been destroyed and there remains no reasonable likelihood that the marriage can be preserved,” the complaint reads.

She is seeking temporary spousal support as well as a restraining order preventing Dunnings from “transferring, wasting, or dissipating assets of the marital estate.”

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