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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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Who cares?? These two aren't paying our bills!! Why get racial when if you're turning this into a race thing, you're the lowlife dung really...

1625 days ago


Ron Adams: It's not what Tiger wants, it's what the wronged party wants (Elin). Do not show your racism by getting this confused. Tiger doesn't have much to say. I personally am surpised that Tiger even gets patial custody.

1625 days ago


To any guy with $$$$. Without an ironclad pre-nup and non-disclosure, hush-hush agreement, getting married is the dumbest thing you could ever do. Why chew the same old piece of gum, when you can have a different piece of eye candy every night---without all the BS and costs?

1625 days ago


She didn't want to even date him in the 1st place but he kept going after her for a date and she finally gave it to him. Maybe it was the $$$ that finally convinced her that she should go out with him and ultimately marry him! What he did was Wrong! very Wrong! BUT he had Millions before he met her and she should get her fair share of his estate, etc. BUT not 1/2! I'm sure he regrets tearing apart his family but she shouldn't get 50%, maybe 25% but those 2 kids should be the ones to be taken care of for the rest of their lives! I say 1/2 for the kids and 1/4 for the wife and what does that leave Tiger since he is not playing up to par anymore?

1625 days ago


Its amazing to me that no matter what blog i read, race is a pervasive factor.And it is typically touted by whites predominantly which is very confusing.Take your computer and search the internet.Look up transgressions from of whites against blacks and blacks against whites.Then tell me who has the true cause to be racists,but humbly choose not to be because we have felt the truth of ignorance and hate and don't wish it on anyone.
And these people spew similar hatred to our hispanic brothers in sisters in a time where this country is finding anyway imaginable to create laws to hinder their progress.It is time for this country to change.Especially those who have been in history the fortunate of this society.Please tell me why you're mad....

1625 days ago


Tiger? And Erin? Now THERE'S a surprise!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1625 days ago

Michael Knows Better    

Nanny "SCORES" BIG...

1625 days ago


Who here thinks Elin should walk away with half a billion and custody of the kids? I think anyone would be pretty sharp if they felt that Woods' recent conduct does not qualify him to be a competent father. How can you maintain that a man who would trash his marriage so completely could justifiably come forward and say "I'm a principled man who deserves custody of my kids.." ? Get out. That's why he wants it quiet so Elin's lawyers don't tear him to pieces, lol.

1625 days ago


What makes this pig think he has any right to demand anything? And he might want custody? Can't you hear him now, "OK honey, you're 8 now, you can sleep with 3 guys a night now." He is a pig, let him live alone in the pen.

1625 days ago

Sugah Baby    

Ron, it is called spellcheck, use it dear. You are a lost ball in high weeeeeeeds here...LOL. And Elin is not all that beautiful the way everyone portrays her to be, looks like she had down syndrome when she was a child. Spend some of Tigers money and get your overbite fixed Elin. God bless you and the kids.

1625 days ago


Wow, did she ever make a BIG mistake marrying him!!! She could have done so much better!!!

1625 days ago


Tiger Woods is gonna get screwed with his pants on!!! He deserves it. What a tool!

1625 days ago


just another white skank that went black and cant come back,who even cares about these people

1625 days ago


#7 belle... your out of the ballgame... now a day's MONEY talks and (belle's) walk!!!!

1625 days ago

Art Kelsch    

Man no wonder tiger cheated on elin in that picture up there she looks like she would be a bitch

1625 days ago
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