PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL — The divorce between one-time U.S. Rep. Tim Mahoney and his wife of 24 years — filed as his re-election campaign spiraled out of his control amid reports of marital infidelity — is final.
The final judgment of dissolution of marriage, including the splitting of $2.83 million in assets, between the Palm Beach Gardens Democrat and Terry Ellen Mahoney has been handed down by Circuit Court Judge Richard Oftedal.
The terms — initially agreed upon in September with some finer details to be hammered out as a means to keep the contentious separation from going to trial — requires Tim Mahoney to pay his ex-wife $6,250 a month until her death or remarriage. She also will receive $22,000, along with half the net proceeds of the sale of their 5-acre spread that includes a barn in the western part of Palm Beach County.
She can earn up to $30,000 a year from outside sources before the payments can be considered to be modified.
Tim Mahoney gets to keep their Cayman Place home in the PGA National Resort and Spa that was used as his District 16 residence and their condominium in Canada, while she gets their property in Oklahoma.
Court paperwork released this week shows a $1 million life insurance policy payable to Terry Mahoney will remain in her 53-year-old ex-husband’s name until he turns 70.
Also, Terry Mahoney, 58, who is expected to move out of the area, will get to keep their horses Toy and Pacman, and receive the master bedroom mattress set, flat screen TV, stainless flatware, small kitchen appliances, cast iron skillets, a grandfather’s chair, antiques and furniture from their daughter’s bedroom in the PGA home.
From their home in Calgary, which he is also getting to keep, she gets a leather sectional sofa, law table with a wine rack, dining room set, china and even a ladder.
He gets to keep furniture they had in storage.
They agreed to split their stock holdings, and that she will give up their joint credit cards.
The marriage was deemed irretrievably broken by Terry Mahoney after revelations of his infidelities, which included affairs with a former staffer, whom he paid $121,000 out of his own pocket to settle a threatened sexual harassment lawsuit, and with a former Martin County engineering operations manager.
The Palm Beach Post reported Thursday that Mahoney is dating the former county employee, Kim Roden, who worked with Mahoney to obtain a $3.4 million federal disaster reimbursement,
Earlier this week, Roden, who recent started her own consulting company, declined to discuss Mahoney or the controversy over the Federal Emergency Management Agency reimbursement for debris removal from gated communities following hurricanes Frances and Jeanne in 2004.
Terry Mahoney filed for divorce on Oct. 20, 2008, two weeks before voters replaced him Mahoney with Tom Rooney, R-Tequesta.
Mahoney, who was ahead in polls before admitting to “numerous” affairs, was the second consecutive congressman from Florida’s 16th District, which includes the more populated portions of Martin and St. Lucie counties, to be embroiled in a scandal.
Congressman Mark Foley, R-West Palm Beach, who now has a radio talk show on WSVU 960AM in North Palm Beach, resigned from office about a month from the 2006 election after it was reported he had exchanged sexually charged text messages with congressional pages.
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