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Tiger Divorce -- Get it Done, Keep it Quiet

5/11/2010 6:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren are trying to strike agreements on child custody and division of assets ... and then quietly and quickly file divorce papers to end their marriage.


Sources very familiar with the situation tell TMZ ... the most important thing for both Tiger and Elin is keeping the terms of the divorce confidential.  We're told Tiger has a team -- partly based in NYC -- that is working on the division of assets.  But ... as TMZ first told you ... the key player is West Palm Beach lawyer Thomas Sasser, an expert in child custody agreements that involve more than one jurisdiction.

Sources say one of the options is to actually file for divorce in Sweden -- Elin wants to move there with their two kids, Sam(2) and Charlie(15 months), and Tiger would have to submit to the jurisdiction of the court.  Wherever the divorce is filed, the plan is to keep the custody and property settlement agreements out of the court file.  We're told the quicker and quieter the divorce, the better.

The big issue, we're told -- Tiger wants either custody or visitation, and assurance that he can go into court and enforce the agreement if Elin violates it.  We're told Tiger wants the option to go to either a Swedish or American court to enforce the custody agreement.

And sources say ... the couple has not reached agreement on any of the major issues ... at least not yet.

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Let her leave with exactly what she came with...., and that's nothing. Besides if she was good in bed, Tiger would not have to go out side, if she had learn to be a lady in the streets but a porn star in the bed, I don't think this would have happened All woman are not saints, if he cheated there was a reason

1441 days ago


Many of the respondents here fail to remember that Tiger's life was very highly controlled by his father. He had no wild flings in his youth when other young men work out the quirks of relationships. Having the money he has, apparently makes him very desireable to unprincipled women. He lost his moral compass when his Dad died and he went buck wild for two years. Sad, but not surprising. His behavior does not pre-empt him from enjoying the wonders of fatherhood. His children deserve to have their Dad in their lives as well. Elin has a right to be angry. She does not have the right to restrict interaction between the children and their father.

And for all you hate spreaders, that kind of venom will give you cancer. You folks are toxic waste.

1441 days ago


After reading your posts, it makes me sad to see that adults have so much hate and bias in their hearts that they forget that children are involved. Money is not everything, nor is race. What he did is horrible and she didn't deserve it, but his children don't deserve to loose their FATHER. Children should NOT be used as pawns...turns out they love unconditionally. Why are people so hateful and envious of people with successful careers or money? News flash Tiger Woods is not the first man of ANY race to cheat. He should fight to maintain his relationship with his CHILDREN. Bitter women and jealous men create unhappy children, GROW UP people.

1441 days ago


Don't worry Tigerwood! Keep your head up and let her go and get an Divorce and move on to marry your ex-woman who love you the most and support you too. She will stay on your side. So keep fight to get your custody of children. I know you will win the case.

1441 days ago

rosemary hirsch    

There does come a point in time when a married couple's lives grow in different directions. It is unfortunate when children are involved, but it is in the best interest of everyone that the two people (in this case, Tiger Woods and his soon-to-be former wife, Elin)move on with their separate lives. Celebrity couples do that all the time.

1441 days ago


The golddigger will move on to someone else to support her ridiculously extravagant life style. Woods is no saint but neither is she.

1441 days ago

mickey grillo    

I would just like to really know how Tiger feels about this. I saw him interviewed when this first came out and he said he found out at a young age he could do what ever he wanted and gey away with it because he was famous. Was this lost worth all the fooling around or doesn't it matter?

1440 days ago


After reading your posts, it makes me sad to see that adults have so much ignorance and such little common sense! Seriously, are we to just assume that Tiger Woods is the "father" he is tooted to be in public opinion. Nobody knows what goes on behind closed doors. For all we know, Elin may not be the correct parent in all of this, either, so I don't want to jump to conclusions and say, yes, this person is it. But, from the way things have gone, and are going and apparently, what's to come, there are some clues and hints, or whatever you want to call them, that tell me Elin will most likely get full, physical custody, w/ Tiger having the option to see the kids, definitely.. However, not everything always goes to the way of the woman, just b/c she's the mother. I know I was placing Elin, somewhat on a pedestal, but the woman has endured a lot the past few months. This could also be taking a detrimental turn, as well, and it could, in all actuality be perilous. However, even though I'm no expert, I don't see that happening with Elin! But, my husband was granted full physical custody of his young boys when we first got together, 12 years ago. In fact my husband has no choice, after his ex-wife, on a visitation, she walked into oncoming traffic, while holding the youngest's hand. He was 8 at the time, and like I said, she was on a four lane highway, and just started walking, and caused a major accident, all around her. Anyway, blah blah, and my husband, at that time, had to get a restraining order against not only him, but the kids! The judge said that hardly ever happens, but when it does, the mother is usually very sick. Well, yeah, it turns out she's highly manic depressive, psychotic I, and refuses medication... Anyway, that's why I say ignorance, b/c no one takes a minute to think that kids always should see Daddy, or mommy, when that just ISN'T SO, in some cases!!

1440 days ago


these are definitely not facts being stated.jack says elin had money before she married ranked model?where?she was a nanny for another golfer and that is how they met.use google please...And for rggirt, you continue to prove your stupidity saying mulattoes are outcasts in sweden??that is why elin after living in this country over ten years got on the fasting thing smoking to take her two "mulatto" children back there???there are ignorant people like you everywhere, but don't classify a whole country based on your beliefs...

1440 days ago


I agree with lots of the reader that race should'nt have anything to do wit Tiger situtation but it does, no white men want to see a black man with a white woman, lets just be honest and lot of them are glad to see the marriage fail, but I agree its good for her because she should have known mixed marriages are doom to fail from the begaining , although there are a few and a very few that do last, the culture are so different and I am not a against any race, but I think every race should marry within thier own race, it makes it hard on little children that are mixed.But you know what white women love to be with black men and thats a fact, I know white guys don't want to face it, but its certainly a very very true fact........

1439 days ago
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