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(CNN) - Three days after U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford revealed personal details about legal disputes with his ex-wife, the South Carolina Republican's scheduled court hearing Monday was postponed.
A family court judge in Charleston, Daniel E Martin Jr., told reporters that the two parties will attempt to work out their issues through mediation, according to CNN affiliate WCSC-TV.
Marie-Louise Ramsdale, an attorney for Sanford's former wife, Jenny Sanford, confirmed to CNN that the hearing was continued but declined to offer more details on the case.
Sanford announced online Friday in a lengthy Facebook post that he was being summoned to court in what he described as "yet another lawsuit" from his ex-wife as part of a long-running custody battle.
Also in the Facebook post, Sanford wrote that the complications had placed a strain on his relationship with his fiancée, Maria Belen Chapur, and the couple had called off their engagement.
The two got engaged in 2012, a few years after Sanford - then the governor of South Carolina - publicly admitted he had been cheating on his wife with Chapur, who's from Argentina.
Chapur said over the weekend she didn't know Sanford was going to share the break-up with the world through Facebook and found out about the post through media reports.