When elected public officials in Ohio or any other state get divorced, special issues may emerge that are beyond the scope of most divorces. For one thing, the public eye is placed squarely on the couple and their every move will be publicly analyzed during the progression of the divorce. This can be particularly difficult for a couple that has seemingly been happily married for a period of many years. The office holder may become deluged with questions of personal morality that may threaten that individual's career and reputation.
An announcement of the filing of a divorce case in a state southwest of Ohio has captured the public eye. It is remarkable for the fact that the 72-year-old governor of that state has been married to his wife for over 50 years. That tends to stretch the imagination when the divorce papers filed by the wife reveal that she alleges a "complete incompatibility of temperament."