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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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190 COMMENTS

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91.

ann    

Ugh Ugh Tiger Woods
When could you have spent time with your Wife and Kids
You only wanted to fill you own immature needs
Now you want custody and visitation rights
What a joke when you had your family under your nose
You snubbed and insulted them down to their toes.
Hope they don't give you custody that you sure don't deserve.

1445 days ago
92.

Sharon    

Nobody in their right mind would ask for visitation instead of custody and no U.S. lawyer would recommend a foreign court make decisions about U.S. citizens. Where do you guys get this stuff?

1445 days ago
93.

Sandy    

Hey Elin! Take him to the cleaners!

1445 days ago
94.

xpmark    

Good for Elin.She is a great example for other women in that situation.It shows Elin's self esteem is where it should be,actually where everyone's self esteem should be.A person who needed help with their self esteem might stay in that unhealthy relationship because they did not believe they could do any better or deserved anything actually good.

1445 days ago
95.

rggirt    

Hey Sandy, how much love and concern for a human being does it take to take him "to the cleaners"? Are you one of those high class personalities who would do that to another person??

1445 days ago
96.

rggirt    

Hey Sandy, how much love and concern for a human being does it take to take him "to the cleaners"? Are you one of those high class personalities who would do that to another person??

1445 days ago
97.

rggirt    

Hey Sandy, how much love and concern for a human being does it take to take him "to the cleaners"? Are you one of those high class personalities who would do that to another person??

1445 days ago
98.

Nunyabizznes    

Big Deal - Elin is a Slut!

1445 days ago
99.

xpmark    

Tiger,you were a real high flyer.Now your going down like a flat tire that hit a wire.For the ho you were a buyer now your in the mire.You liar.

1445 days ago
100.

Binky    

He has money, she has looks. He did not deserve her though. He should have stuck to his own race. I don't care if he is 1/2 black and 1/2 anything else. I hope she moves back home and only lets him have supervised visits. You go Elin.

1445 days ago
101.

tojo    

It has recently been proven that Neanderthals interbred with modern man. Most intelligent people already knew this. They are called Negros.

1445 days ago
102.

tojo    

It has recently been proven that Neanderthals interbred with modern man. Most intelligent people already knew this. They are called Negros.

1445 days ago
103.

Mary W Thompson    

I feel so sorry for this couple. I guess there is a problem with forgiving. The most horrible thing is the children now become a part of the system of dysfunctional families. Couples need to adhere to the vows they make;if they don't mean to do right, don't bring children into the world and mess up their lives. All the money and tangible things of the world will never take the place of love and nurture. What a foundation for a child to have and know that they have parents who demonstrate what love is and who can be role models for them. Tiger and Elin need to rethink what they are doing. God bless the children.

1445 days ago
104.

ray parker    

once again the unforgiving sinless raceist s*** come out to speak on a network that seems to love to bring about the down fall of any body that makes a mistake, i have no stake in any thing tiger does, as a matter of fact what he did was despiclble, but what u people did to do is get rid of that hate because when you meet your maker u will have to anwser for your attitude LOVE to u all.

1445 days ago
105.

vencentius    

Looks like Tiger has been using a lot of bleaching cream.He is almost as white as Elin

1445 days ago
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