Judge says she’ll approve SC governor’s divorce

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CHARLESTON, S.C. — South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford’s divorce will become final next month, just over a year after the first lady discovered his affair with an Argentine woman he later called his soul mate.

Family Court Judge Jocelyn Cate said Friday she plans to OK Jenny Sanford’s request to split from her husband of 20 years. The divorce takes effect in mid-March.

Jenny Sanford attended a 20-minute hearing without her husband. Afterward, she said she considers it “the beginning of a new chapter for me and for our children.”

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