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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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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?

1588 days ago


Hey Elin! Take him to the cleaners!

1588 days ago


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.

1588 days ago


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??

1588 days ago


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??

1588 days ago


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??

1588 days ago


Big Deal - Elin is a Slut!

1588 days ago


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.

1588 days ago


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.

1588 days ago

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.

1588 days ago

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.

1588 days ago


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

1588 days ago


sl, what's this stupid irrelevant analysis about black or white upbringing or cir***stances? I don't care if he doesn't like black women. Didn't you read that he shouldn't satisfy either whites or blacks? I have news for you, in Sweden, a white woman with mulatto children is totally exiled from society. The people will behave in a civil manner to the children, but do not want them as part of their culture. It's not racism, but the nature of people. Any woman with mulattos is considered a nut in Sweden. The only reason to produce them is insanity, self-destruction, or self gain($$$). I'm sure your meandering mind will come up with some nonsense, so please save it. Have a nice day, you're likely a very decent person.

1588 days ago


Tiger...Tiger OMG enough. he got what he wanted. i am sorry but he is not a good stand up dad. let the kids go big boy. what child deserves all the emotional abuse that this guys dumped on his children

1588 days ago


Mister r.Adams,said it all.....

1588 days ago
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