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Tiger Lawyers Up with International Custody Guru

5/10/2010 4:27 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned Tiger Woods has hired a key player in his divorce from Elin Nordegren -- attorney Thomas Sasser from West Palm Beach, Florida.

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We're told the high-profile, 39-year-old Sasser is an expert in enforcing international child custody agreements -- and sources say the custody agreement is going to be a central issue in Tiger and Elin's divorce. 

Sources say Tiger and Elin are trying to work out an arrangement where Elin can take the two kids with her to Sweden, but Tiger will have either custody or visitation rights as well.

Our sources say other lawyers and business people are on Tiger's team -- especially for property settlement issues -- but Sasser is the key man in handling what could become a sticky issue -- child custody.

The goal is for Sasser and lawyers from Elin's team to work out an agreement before divorce papers are filed.

Sasser represented NASCAR star Jeff Gordon in his divorce back in 2003. In that case, the settlement agreement was not reported to the court.

TMZ spoke with Sasser who would neither confirm nor deny if he is representing Tiger. Don't expect Sasser to say much -- he once wrote an article called "Protecting Your Client's Privacy in an Age of Public Information."


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91.

jwoolman    

Have to laugh at some comments that make it sound as though she'd be doing a horrible thing to take the kids to Sweden... Honestly, people, Sweden is a civilized country. Actually more civilized than the USA. And the kids are half-Swedish, they belong there just as much as the USA. Then they'd be fluent in the language of half their family, and get a great education without cameras flashing in their faces all the time and would be physically safer than in the US. Their dad can zip over to see them any time he wants, it's not like he's stuck flipping burgers at a local McDonalds and can't travel. There just is no downside to the Swedish plan.

1571 days ago
92.

milton clarke    

now we shll see what elins motive has been. HE should buy her a house for the kids with support.give her a couple million pocket money and say goodby elin.



she contributed zero to his earnings. is so weak that she cannot forgive him so let her go.taking the kids to sweden is negoitions for more money.
she was broke when he met her.
she needs to learn how to satisfy her husband in the bed.she looks like a cold fish.



fish.

1571 days ago
93.

Reba    

Women who are so quick to blame Tiger as a womanizer should be looking to their spouses. Spend more time looking into your own private life and less time on gossip. Remember, we live in a world where everyone denies reading porno magazines or watching sex videos but porno is a billion dollar business. Someone is supporting it. IE you are paying to see and hear more from the whores Tiger was supposedly with. Sweep around your own home first!

1550 days ago
94.

tany    

dump the h$$...and take her ugly no butt back to where she came from...BABYSITTER...has stupid to have married the wretch in the first place

1513 days ago
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