WEST PALM BEACH — Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg‘s divorce, which has been proceeding fairly quietly so far, could get a lot uglier real soon.
Wife Lynn Aronberg, the former Miami Dolphins cheerleader who married the Democratic Party stalwart two years ago, has contacted top New York divorce guy Raul Felder this week to ask if he’d rep her in the divorce case she filed in February.
No decision has been made yet and Lynn’s not returning calls, but we’re told by someone close to Lynn she spent quite a bit of time on the phone with Felder. Josh Bleil, her local lawyer, declined comment.
Who’s Raul Felder?
The list of his divorce clients speaks for itself: Former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani; filmmaker Martin Scorcese ‘s ex-wife; writer Tom Clancy‘s ex-wife; actress Robin Givens, the ex-Mrs. Mike Tyson; Liza Minelli‘s ex husband David Gest; Larry Fortensky, Elizabeth Taylor‘s seventh husband; Broadway star Carol Channing; Broadway producer David Merrick; acting legend Richard Harris; and model Christie Brinkley‘s ex-husband Ricky Taubman.
Many of Felder’s cases end up soaked with salacious tabloid revelations, something that could end up hurting Aronberg’s political aspirations.
Word is Aronberg is eyeing a 2018 run for the U.S. Congressional district currently held by amputee and war veteran Brian Mast, an extreme-right rookie and Donald Trump enabler whose vote to repeal Obamacare and replace it with a half-baked plan has made him a target in next year’s election.
“Lynn and Dave had a mediation session that didn’t go well,” Lynn’s friend said of the day-long negotiation on June 6. “They’re far apart financially. Lynn had to put her public relations business on hold for Dave and she wants $50,000 per year of marriage, so a total of $100,000.
“And since Dave is going to relocate to run in District 18 (a territory that stretches from Fort Pierce south to the north side of Palm Beach County), she also proposed to have him give her his downtown West Palm Beach apartment.
“Dave’s, like, shocked she even wants something. He offered $18,000 so far.”
Bob Shalhoub, Dave’s divorce guy, declined comment, except to say Aronberg is “the most generous, well-respected client I’ve ever had.”
Meanwhile, Lynn Aronberg’s desire to bring in out-of-state talent to represent her also stems from her belief she will not get a fair hearing in Palm Beach County.
“It’s ridiculous to even think that in a county as corrupt as Palm Beach County, anyone going against the state attorney will get a fair shake,” the source added.
As usual, West Palm Beach’s dying corporate media have been playing catch up on this story since Lynn filed her divorce petition. She told us she decided to file because Dave refuses to have a baby and she felt like an odd Trump-supporting duck in her husband’s liberal world.
In April, she had social media buzzing with photos of her wild vacation with BFFs in Puerto Rico.