ORLANDO, Fla. -

Lolita Grayson on Monday filed a petition to end her nearly 24-year marriage to outspoken Congressman Alan Grayson, saying their marriage was "irretrievably broken."

The couple have five children, ranging in age from eight to 18, and Lolita Grayson is requesting majority timesharing of the minor children until a more permanent arrangement is ordered by the judge.

She is also seeking financial support and exclusive use of their home as the divorce proceeds.