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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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61.

John    

Tiger needs to come to the realization that one, Elin only married for money And two, any other women he had were also only interested in what they could possibly gain by being with him. The cold truth is Tiger is an average man at best with way too much arrogance in him.

1593 days ago
62.

Bob    

I hope Elin can get her life back together after being abused by Woods. She deserved much better and hopefully learns from this disaster. Don't make the same mistake again.

1593 days ago
63.

dan    

any woman white or black that would date tiger would have to be because of the money,hes as ugly as they come.there just high priced prostitutes is all.

1593 days ago
64.

check    

**** tiger thats good for him

1593 days ago
65.

raysmithson1    

Use and abuse... why did he marry this lady for anyhoo, Hell if I had tits I'd go for the money too.

1593 days ago
66.

rggirt    

Finally Tiger gets the picture:the blonde white alabaster trophy wife may be fun in bed, but that doesn't make for a real life. She never loved him, but she did love his $$ and made sure he impregnated her twice as insurance to a grand life. He's also learned that he has no true friends anywhere, that all his remorse to the corporate world and his empty pompous fans was for nothing. Tiger must buck up, get on with life, and become an independent black man. He must stop satisfying white corporate America, and also tell blacks to get lost. Tiger must live his own life on his terms, not those a white sluts, black bitches, or pompous news media critics.

1593 days ago
67.

Tom    

I hope she screws him good. He thinks he's a primadonna. He is an arrogant, obnoxious twit. My son works at an upscale CC in Florida and has worked on tournaments with Woods. He said Woods goes out of his way to ignore people. He does NOT tip on anything. The Valets fight NOT to get his car for him. I hope Elin smartens up and has better judgement the nest time she hooks up. Poor Steve Irkle (Thats what they called Tiger in College). Hey Tiger, try improving your personality as much as your golf game, and just maybe things will get better. Another jerk with too much money

1592 days ago
68.

basketpam    

You would think it would be easier to stay married and live seperate lives like many rich famous people do anyway. Many of the jet setters live in a loveless marriage for the sake of the money and the kids, why not one more!!!

1592 days ago
69.

Boss    

Once a negga, always a negga.

1592 days ago
70.

MotorCityMama    

Elin had kids just to have the trump card. She was always planning on divorcing Tiger and taking his bank account with her. She's a scheming nobody who found a way to get rich quick and contribute nothing to society. If she was any kind of a wife she would have found a way to get through this tough time.

1592 days ago
71.

sl    

God there are some dumb people and ggirt is definitely near the top of the list.Tiger didn't marry her because she is white and its what he always desired.Tiger went to Stanford.He was on the tv playing golf before he was 5.He's always been a celebrity.I used to read about him in the usa today when he was in high school.Tiger has grew up around white people his whole life.And not the broke ones that sit here and blog all day.He was moderately priviliged going to private schools and training to be the world's greatest golfer.So his interaction was far more common with whites than blacks.It's not like he grew up in the "hood" as some of you would assume.His daddy probably had more money than yours.So culturally he was always confused and never had black women in his life.So you think he's gonna get famous and change up now?Tiger is physically part african-american.But as far as culture and pride,he has never related to being black.Only when he is reminded of it in negative connotations does it hit home for him.And in this country,those reminders will never go away.Just read above if you think otherwise....

1592 days ago
72.

Flod    

LOOKS LIKE SOMEONE GOT TIGER BY THE TAIL & THREW HIM IN THE POND. INSTEAD OF USING HIS DRIVER, HE'LL NOW HAVE TO USE HIS "DIVER" TO FIND TO HIS BALL. WELL, WHAT GOES AROUND, COMES AROUND. THE ONLY GREEN JACKET TIGER WILL EVER SEE IS WHEN BENDING OVER THE TOILET BOWL AT THE 19TH HOLE. BEST OF LUCK TIGER. MAY ALHA BE WITH YOU.

1592 days ago
73.

Bill    

GOOD! Now Tiger can go back to getting some strange and playing good golf.

1592 days ago
74.

Rose    

Who gives a rats behind about Tiger Woods and his wife; Are they worried about YOU; your job, did you eat today, where is your next check coming from???? He is a loser! See with all the money and things they have; they both ended up with zero; and those poor boys. Get the money and be a good mother. He was probably never around anyway. Between making holes in the grass and in women's V J; where did the jerk have time for his kids.

1592 days ago
75.

Jack    

She did not take to him for his money. Elin had it before she married him. She was a top rank model making big bucks. Maybe not as much as Tiger but you can's call her a gold digger. Maybe some of Tiger's playmates were gold diggers.
She had two children with this bum. He is and has alway been a spoiled brat, all his life he parent got for him everything he wanted. He could not handle it.
As for being a great golfer, there are lot of kids who if they had the advantages that he had would have become greater golfers. He had not problem getting on a golf course from the beginning, not green fees to pay. Nothing he did not have to work for.

1592 days ago
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