Sanford Divorce Final in Mid-March

By Tanya Roth, Esq. on March 01, 2010 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

Jenny and Mark Sanford will soon be divorced. A family court judge in Charleston has granted the divorce, making it final in mid-March.

See FindLaw's Courtside to get a look at the Sanford divorce decree.

Jenny Sanford filed for divorce in December after suffering humiliation when her husband, Governor Mark Sanford of South Carolina, was caught cheating on her with an Argentine mistress.   

Governor Sanford was not in attendance at the hearing but he was represented by his attorneys.  Jenny Sanford took the witness stand and testified very briefly, reiterating the facts on Gov. Sanford's infidelity. 

The Sanfords have four boys. For their protection, Jenny Sanford requested the court to seal the records from the proceedings, but the court was inconclusive on the issue, saying that while there might be a need for privacy, there was also a need for the public to know. 

Despite her request for privacy, Jenny Sanford has written a memoir about her ordeal. The Sanfords were married for 20 years and Mark Sanford is the first sitting Governor of South Carolina to divorce.

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