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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.

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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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16.

Cole    

I favor Elin in almost all issues of this entire saga, and I think she should get custody because he is a philanderer who caused the breakup. However, this story does emphasize the unfairness of divorce custody when it explains that Tiger is "trying to get assurance that he can go into court and enforce the agreement if Elin violates it." Think about that statement. Tiger, with his hundreds of millions, may not be able to get a court to enforce the custody agreement if she disregards it. What chance does a "regular Joe" have of seeing his children if his ex denies him visitation? -- even if she was the one whose cheating or other behavior caused the divorce.

1521 days ago
17.

ally     

Don't do it Elin, give him one more chance to keep your family together. You guys are a beautiful couple. I am a Black female and although I am against Black men going to other races, fight for your marriage one more time. If he screws up again, then sock it to him!

1521 days ago
18.

Steven    

Tiger is a moron!! In no way is he sorry for what he's done, he's only sorry that he got caught. Using the excuse of being a sex addict is a bunch of sh-t! Once is separation is final, he'll be worse than ever!!!! Say goodbye to all his endorsements, couldn't happen to a nicer guy! Elin, should take him for everything he's got!!!!

1521 days ago
19.

Judy    

Ron, you make no sense at all. Your racism is blatant and your spelling is terrible..get rid of your racism and go back to school.

1521 days ago
20.

terry    

I hope tiger loses eveything , including his golf clubs .

1521 days ago
21.

Babs    

I am glad Elin is getting a divorce. Once a cheater always a cheater. I found out years after my husband died that he was suppose to have had an affair. If I knew it then we would have gotten a divorce. When I married I held my wedding vows sacred but apparently men don't look at it that way. There are women to that cheat but lately all you hear is the men. Elin is a beautiful woman why would he want that other woman or should I say other women that couldn't hold a candle to his wife.

1521 days ago
22.

jake    

tiger who? enough already. this man is awhining crying baby who threw away everything for stupidity. He was going to be the best ever and now even if he breaks Jacks records he will do it classlessly. He is no longer news he is a has been.

1521 days ago
23.

Linda    

Anytime there are children involved, a divorce is sad. No matter how you look at it, the children will have less time with their father, and he'll have less input on raising his children (in his case maybe not a bad thing). Let's just hope they get it over with soon and we can stop hearing about the "secret details". Like we care how much he has to pay. His behavior dictates that he pay and pay and pay. I hope she gets all she can, cans all she gets, and sits on the lid!!!

1521 days ago
24.

cgray    

sex addiction my a double s...than why didnt he poke his wife ten times a day instead of skanks..sounds to me he has a whore addiction...dont tell me money didnt exchange hands pleassssse...that make it a crime..thats only my opinion folks

1521 days ago
25.

jake    

Re- president obama the reason why he is not showing his original birth certificcate is because under religion - muslim check out the meaning of his daughter names in terms of religion

1521 days ago
26.

suzcos    

I'm so glad she decided to get a divorce. So many of these women stay married to the creep, for whatever reason. He does not deserve custody. How will she know who he's "entertaining" when they're with him? You go girl - you did the right thing!!

1521 days ago
27.

DR. C.L. GREER    

Hey Belle...you're probably ugly...that ten foot pole is not...I repeat, not long enough...shut up, stop talking, be quiet and don't say anything else...

1521 days ago
28.

Dorothy Moore    

Its sad of course .. two Beautiful Children .. they both deserve their children .. very sorry about the divorce but I don't think their is a recourse here .. God Bless them Both and hope they can make things good for the Children...

1521 days ago
29.

Brian    

Poor TIGER WOODS; he stopped using steroids 6 months ago, and now he can't hit the ball more than 200 YDS. It's gonna be tough for him to win tournaments unless he starts "juicing up" again.

1521 days ago
30.

edgar baker    

i think tiger should get back to golf and let that gold digger go back home end of storey.

1521 days ago
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