Jenny Sanford wants psych exam for U.S. Rep. Sanford
By Stacy Jacobsonsjacobson@abcnews4.comCHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV/AP) - Jenny Sanford asked that U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford undergo a psychiatric evaluation and take anger management and parenting courses in the latest filing in the couple's divorce.
"There has been a change of circumstances," she wrote. In court filings, Jenny Sanford asked the judge to change Sanford's visitation with their youngest son.
The 16-year-old boy is the couple's only child who is still a minor. Jenny Sanford said the child requested the change. She asked the court to appoint a guardian ad lightem to represent him.
In the filing, Jenny Sanford asked that Mark Sanford undergo psychiatric evaluations, anger management and a parenting program. She asked the judge to bar Mark from being under the influence of illegal or unprescribed drugs while caring for the child and asked that her son not be around a member of the opposite sex who is not related to either parent.
Jenny Sanford's attorney Marie-Louise Ramsdale did not comment on whether that request applied to Mark Sanford's former-mistress-turned-fiance Maria Belen Chapur."They are standard requests and the restraints would be mutual," Ramsdale said.
In the records, Jenny Sanford said the congressman's behavior caused her to have to make the filing. She didn't offer specific details.
"This is a private matter for the family courts to address and one of her key goals is to protect the privacy of their youngest child," Ramsdale said.
Jenny Sanford asked the newest motion be sealed like their other divorce records. The Sanfords are scheduled to be back in court Sept. 15.Mark Sanford's office didn't respond to requests for comment. The two divorced after then-Gov. Sanford disappeared from South Carolina in 2009. He returned from Argentina to acknowledge an affair with a woman to whom he is now engaged. The Associated Press contributed to this story.