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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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76.

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.

1444 days ago
77.

tabloidjunk    

Isn't it funny that it's okay for these gossip sites and us to pry into Tiger's personal life and believe whatever these trash sites print about him because he's a so called public figure. But, those who print and report all this ish about him get to, not only keep their privacy, and we, the general public, can say whatever we want about him regardless of it's the truth, and get to keep our privacy.



Can we say celebrity envy...

1444 days ago
78.

Marie    

I don't blame her wanting to move to Sweden at least the children won't have to watch their father make a fool out of himself with all his women. I think he should lose custody for what he has done. People say that all children should have a father butg he is not a father he is a disgrace.

1444 days ago
79.

Nona Payleeq    

It is always sad when a marriage must end, I don't care what your race is - of which he owes no one, black, white asian, indian, or alien. Elin came into the marriage with nothing; I know, I've heard it said she came from a well to do family - her parents may have been well off, but she wasn't!...correct me if I'm wrong, when he met her she was BABY SITTING as a live in (an Aupaire, as the term goes now) the fellow golfer, she worked for said "He is sorry he introduced her to Tiger" I say ASK ELIN IF SHE'S SORRY? Hahaha...she doesn't have to work for you or any one else ever again...Yes, she deserves her fair share and the prenup she agreed to and signed should stand - but child support is a whole nother game - the kids deserve their proper dues. Ms Elin leaves a wealthy woman with two darling children...And that's all I have to say about That! Tiger and Elin...Now Shut the Noise!

1444 days ago
80.

Evens Stinfort    

I'm Author Book QUESTION MARK ISBN13 978-1-4363-1411-4 & 978-1-4363-1410-7
Tiger Wood is deserved to get divorce from Elin Nordegren divorce and he doesn't deserve to get his son and his daughter in custody, Tiger you committed adultery and slept with 121 women. If Tiger can commit this he can commit something else worse to Elin Also I advice Elin Nordegren to get the divorce done quickly and get the children out Tiger. If after six years marriage he is being commit this scandal When I say in my book page 31 " I can't believe a man love and marry with a woman,and after six years and get the that kind of scandal because he don't respect himself and he disqualify himself " I advice Elin get stay away from Tiger and get the kids stay way from him .
And Tiger if you need better advice and best rehabilation go to Barnes-Noble and buy my book in my book I have a better advice and best rehab for you.

1444 days ago
81.

RENZE    

The sob is lucky he marrie a Norwegian lady and not an American bithch. She and her lawyer would have taken the spoiled bastard to the cleaner a long time ago. He used her because she is white like all black athletes who married white women and then dump them and their children(no racism intended). They use them as some kind of trophy. He should pay her half of their community property and monies, and another 1/4 for her to raise his childre! NOT INCCLUDING THE LAWYERS FEES.

1444 days ago
82.

Lloyd Middleton    

What happened to Tiger was the money burned a hole in his being.A little man cute as a bug,none the less he never grew an inch in stature.All this attention from hot looking girls who saw dollars,and not Tiger.I would imagine he had fun,but will it be as much when he in the sequel.

1444 days ago
83.

paul divito    

erin should take him for everything hes got.he is a slimball and i hope he never wins another tournament

1444 days ago
84.

Bob    

Let them work it out and get everything settled. Tiger has paid dearly with loss of endorsements in the millions of dollars.

1444 days ago
85.

John Harris    

This man is so ugly and his wife is so good looking boy what money can do

1444 days ago
86.

Ebony    

In a way Tiger was like Mike, practice practice practice= perfection.Both did not have enough relationships, while young, to learn anything.Tiger should not have gotten married. I know that his wife must have known how hot(out there) Tiger was when she married him.She was a fool if she thought that she would be the one to limit his desires.Does she think that she's so beautiful that he would not want anyone else. Wake up Er__. All humans are dogs.The question is will the dog surface.Wheather you stay with him is your decision.Write a list of all the positive and negative things about Tiger and decide which outweighs the other.I do feel that you 2 were both married and had babies too soon.Tell me ont thing, How in the heck did you bust out the rear window and call yourself trying to get him out of the car. I think you chased him with the club and knocked the heck out of his shoulder and when he got into the car he tried to get away. This is when you tried to whack him again and missed, hitting the rear window.You assaulted him and were able to get away.Tiger was so embarassed for what he did that he did not want to have you arrested."She's the mother of my kids!"Had the situation been reversed Tiger would have gone to jail.The individual that phones the PoPo did not tell all that happened.Famous neighbors."AND WE KNOW THAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!You both got what you both asked for!!!!!!!!!!!

1444 days ago
87.

Chris    

Ron Adams you are a doucebag. You sound ignorant, just because your girlfriend left you for asnother race doesnt give you the reason to be bitter, but it should give you a reason to check yourself and your "ahem" shortcomings.

1444 days ago
88.

tom    

to the people who updated your comment systems: I TOLD YOU NOT TO DO IT! BUT YOU M***** F****** WOULD NOT LISTEN! NOW MY BEST FRIEND IN THE WORLD WILL GO DOWN HILL VERY FAST (SHE FORGETS ALOT NOW!)! *******S!

1444 days ago
89.

Sharon    

Good for you Elin! Take him for all you can!! Lord knows he would still be cheating if he did not get caught. Your kids will be better off without him around and all the bad publicity and disgrace he is bringing to you and the family!! Life is too short to have a moron like him bring such heartache and humility into your life. Get what is rightfully yours and that the children are taken care of and move on!!

1444 days ago
90.

Lannie     

Tiger will be dating that last woman he was involved with, Rachel Uchitel.-the one he flew to Australia. I think he is 'in love' with her and her him. She is athletic and more outgoing than Elin, plus what I have read about her, she is very intelligent. Her husband was killed in the Twin Towers on 9-11. She also has relatives near his home in Florida. Also, an apartment in NYC.



Watch, you guys, you will see. She is different from all the others.

1444 days ago
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